GSoC Accelerometer-based Gestures Update 9

Yorick Moko yorickmoko at
Mon Jul 28 13:20:49 CEST 2008

could you specify which build you mean? i have the offset-bug also in
the ASU image

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:43 PM, thomasg <thomas at> wrote:
> You might try one of the ASU builds on the buildhost - I don't experience
> the landscape-offset-bug there, have it only in 2007.2.
> Anyway, nice work, can't wait to try it :)
> Btw. - I think listening for the screen rotate message should be handeled by
> one of the new FSO daemons (odeviced) directly to avoid another daemon
> there.
> It looks like 2007.2 will switch their middleware to FSO, so it would be no
> loss for the Gtk-guys, too.
> Buf if you are in contact with Daniel and Mickey I guess you already talked
> about that.
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 8:20 AM, Paul-Valentin Borza <paulvalentin at>
> wrote:
>> We've got screen orientation :) working on my Neo. I'll try to release
>> another package at the end of this week, after I correct some bugs
>> that Daniel pointed out. There are several bugs that I need to address
>> before I release another package.
>> By the way, I really like screen orientation - it's a cool feature.
>> I've got a major problem with svn over I can't
>> check out or check in as an authenticated user (not as anonymous) any
>> more; this happened out of the blue.
>> Daniel can confirm that it's not working; so i moved my whole source
>> code to I moved it with svnsync,
>> so all revisions are still there, but at least googlecode is more
>> reliable.
>> Ah, and I did the dbus interaction for the gesture recognizer. When a
>> gesture is recognized, the daemon sends a signal with the id of the
>> gesture, or the position of the screen. And another daemon is
>> listening and runs xrandr for screen orientation. Unfortunately
>> landscape mode is unusable :(( due to wrong offsets.
>> We had a meeting on Thursday for the GSoC and I asked Daniel and
>> Mickey if it would be ok for the community to send me acceleration
>> values so that I could train the models.
>> So, I'll send an email later this week, or the start of the next week
>> with instructions on what you should do (you meaning whoever wants to
>> contribute to training the gestures).
>> You'll have to run a script and do what it says there. It will say
>> something like this: move the neo to the right etc. and you'll move
>> it, the app will record the acceleration values, and upload these
>> files with acceleration values on a server.
>> Hope many of you will do it :) so that we'll have good gesture
>> recognition.
>> Paul
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