>>>>> On Thu, 02 Apr 2020, Piotr Karbowski wrote:

> Title: Deprecation and removal of legacy X11 input drivers.

Title has 52 chars which is too long (omit the full stop for a start).

> Author: Piotr Karbowski <slashbe...@gentoo.org>
> Posted: 2020-04-02
> Revision: 1
> News-Item-Format: 2.0
> Display-If-Installed: x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse
> Display-If-Installed: x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard

> The Gentoo X11 Team is announcing the deprecation and future removal of
> the legacy X11 input drivers x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse and
> x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard. As of 2020-05-01 those input drivers
> will be masked for removal.

> These drivers have been deprecated for many years, first by
> xf86-input-evdev and

Why the line break here?

> then by xf86-input-libinput.

> The only use for those drivers remain in deployments which intentionally
> opt-out of using udev, as both evdev and libinput require udev during
> runtime, however given that upstream has already removed the Linux
> support from xf86-input-keyboard, future X11 releases will no longer
> support xf86-input-keyboard on Linux rendering those installation
> infeasible to use without udev.

Very long sentence which is hard to read.

> In order to ensure fraction-less upgrade path for future X11 releases,
> we have decided to deprecate those drivers that are not in active use by
> pretty much any installation of Gentoo.

> No action is required from end-users who are already using libinput (or
> evdev). To check which driver is in use, one can use

>     $ grep 'Using input driver' ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log

> For the systems running xorg-server as regular user (-suid

You don't start a new sentence here, so s/For/for/.

> +elogind/+systemd) or by running

>     # grep 'Using input driver' /var/log/Xorg.0.log

> for those that still runs xorg-server as root.

s/that still runs/running/

> If however neither libinput or evdev is in use, one should append
> 'libinput' to the INPUT_DEVICES variable inside /etc/portage/make.conf
> and update @world with new USE flags

>     # emerge -N @world

Shouldn't users remove "keyboard" and "mouse" from their INPUT_DEVICES?


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