Insisting on metaphors that exploit the device's weaknesses (Re: Centralization of graphical awesomeness)

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at
Sat Oct 31 10:52:08 CET 2009

On Sat, 31 Oct 2009 09:34:17 +0100 Laszlo KREKACS
<laszlo.krekacs.list at> said:

> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Matthias Huber
> <matthias.huber at> wrote:
> > that's exact what i told you, what openbox has: they say: if movement <
> > number_pixels then its click,
> > if movement >= pixels, its slide.
> >
> > in your case, one could hava a hysteresis over the time: if a single click
> > comes shortly after a slide,
> > it is part of slide.
> >
> > if you measure now the time of the tap, you have all you need for
> > differentiating between all this three events.
> >
> > generally i think, its better to get the btn-release instead of btn-down.
> > (from the view of windowmanager)
> >
> > and you are right: it should be done in tslib or window manager.
> In that case you just killed any application which are drawing oriented.
> So no Xournal, Sketchbook or any such application.

no you didnt. your stroke would go from the dotty broken one to a continuous
one - like your finger actually traced on the screen. the sensors just didnt
pick it up.

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