I hope that there is someone that can tell me about the new Inkling product Wacom is producing. I like the concept and think it will be very helpful, but I need to know if it will work with linux and what the limitations are (if any).
Some unkowns for me:
a. How does the receiver connect to the computer?
b. When it connects, is it mounted as a "drive" with files visible in it in a open format?
c. Is a 'wacom' specific software reqired to export notes to other formats?
d. Can it be attached via USB to computer and used to receive input directly to computer, such as a tablet (live mode)?
Thanks much to all who can provide more on this.
Robert Clayton Barnes
I suspect from my cursory study of the linuxwacom source (I built a system status display for my Intuos4 OLED displays), the Inkling (a specialized (probably read-only) storage device from the perspective of the kernel) is not similar enough to the tablets to be supported by any part of the existing source (which are X input drivers). That said, I have no idea how the storage interface works, so perhaps we'll be able to query it via standard storage drivers.
the Wacom Inkling is a USB File system.
So if you connect the device to your USB interface you see your
inputs as .WPI files.
I have a nonofficial description and a C++ class to read the WPI Files.
I think there is no special driver needes, but I did not test this until now.
You can use the description and write your own reader, or you can use my C++ routines
With this, every graphic programm can read the Wacom Inkling inputs.
For the description and the C++ routines look here: