As you know this topic has been raised again and again. The new input
devices dialog is really unworkable. You keep saying you will do
something about it, but so far I don't see much progress. And I sadly
agree that in the current bzr - and assumedly in 0.48 - it is simply
disfunctional. Here's a brief bug report:
System: Ubuntu 10.04, plain vanilla; wacom tablet.
Goal: to make pressure sensitivity work in all relevant tools
(calligraphy, tweak, etc.)
System-installed 0.47: the old dialog is far from perfect; it still
does not work out of the box; I have to open Input Devices, choose
"Wacom Graphire", and change "Disabled" to "Screen". After that,
0.48 from current bzr: no amount of tweaking enables pressure. The
checkbox "Use pressure-sensitive tablet" is on, but does not help.
Choosing "Wacom Graphire" does nothing. The Hardware tab is extremely
repetitive and confusing, and no amount of guideless tweaking there
makes a slightest difference.
I'm really sorry that due to computer problems and other commitments I
didn't pay as much attention to 0.48 release as I should have. But
things need to be fixed ASAP. So, Jon, if you don't make believable
progress in making this dialog more manageable, and most importantly
_working_, I will revert it to the old one. I'm sorry to be blunt but
this is really too old a problem to let it linger much more.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Martin Owens <doctormo@...>
Date: Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 2:12 PM
Subject: [Inkscape-devel] Input Device UI
To: inkscape-devel <inkscape-devel@...>
I've just installed inkscape 0.48 from the nightly build (there is still
no stable ppa) since 0.47 started crashing every time I pressed the
Now my presure sensitivity has gone and I was looking at the new dialog
for input devices... I can't make heads nor tales of it.
What is it supposed to be letting me do?
What's the difference between the configuration (which has a single
checkbox and that's it) and the hardware tab?
What is linking for?
If the use pressure sensitivity checkbox is checked, then why doesn't it
work? Is there anything else?
If the testing area is for trying out all the inputs, why is it so
confusing? All those little boxes? Where would pressure be shown?
Why is the box so small, even when there is nothing else in that side
pannel? It's hard to see everything.
I did recognise that the old input ui needed fixing, but I'm very unsure
about this ui. I know what I'm doing and I can't figure it out.
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