[Chimera-users] SpaceNavigator with Linux

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jul 14 11:11:40 PDT 2008

Hi D,

   Perhaps we can add space navigator support in the next 6 months. 
There are many other Chimera projects that we are working on.  You would 
think that since it works on Windows and Mac that adding Linux would be 
easy.  But the Windows, Mac and Linux methods of receiving space 
navigator events are completely different.  On Windows we use COM, on 
Mac we wrote a C++ library that talks to the Mac driver, on Linux it 
will need either an X windows or HID device interface.  3dconnexion has 
really done a poor job making their devices usable across multiple 
platforms.  I'll add Linux support to our feature request page.



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