GTA03 Touchscreen Capacitive (was Re: OT: iPhone howto)

Sean McNeil sean at
Sat Feb 28 08:48:24 CET 2009

Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El día Friday, February 27, 2009 a las 02:43:30PM +0100, Simon Kagstrom escribió:
>> On 2/27/09, Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:
>>> Ok, as I think that we have now exchanged enough good arguments to stay with
>>> resistive in GTA03 and I have not seen any strong argument to move to
>>> capacitive screen,
>> I don't think we can draw this conclusion, it's your opinion. What we
>> can say is this:
>> - Capacitive touch screens have some advantages
>> - Resistive touch screens have some advantages
>> - They *both* have disadvantages
> 	...
> That's to simple saying some/other advantages; the key point is that
> with a capacitive touch screens we will loose the possibility to control
> this as any other X11 server, i.e. being able to point and click nearly
> to a single pixel, or at least select a very small square of 2x2 pixels;

This has nothing to do with Capacitive vs. Resistive. It has to do with 
resolution of the touchpad and size of area that touches the screen.

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