MyPaint 0.6

Al Johnson openmoko at
Tue Feb 3 17:18:55 CET 2009

On Tuesday 03 February 2009, Konstantin wrote:
> Michele Renda schrieb:
> > On 02/02/2009 23:05, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> >> these look as if the FreeRunner’s touch screen actually gives pressure
> >> input to the application. Is that really the case?
> >
> > I read from [1] it support "pressure input" and on some tables it run.
> > But I don't know if really FR is able to give pressure indication to
> > MyPaint.
> I highly doubt that the fr is able to do that - the graphics tablets I know
> rely on a stylus with a special tip with "suspension" to achieve different
> pressure levels, so I don't think it is possible with a normal resistive
> touchscreen.

Resistive touchscreens have a completely different operating principle to 
graphics tablets, so you can't make that assumption. It would be like assuming 
a guitar pick would work as a stylus on an iphone because it works on gta02.

It seems there is pressure info available from the hardware, but that it's not 
been possible to get it consistent over the whole screen. For more on what's 
actually being done see:

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