About a year ago Synaptics announced the Synaptics Gesture Suite for Linux. Shortly after OSNews published an email from Synaptics stating that they would consider releasing the suite to end-users. It has been over a year and the Windows version has been released ("Scrybe"), but no linux love.
I sent them an email about it:
I hope other people can send them emails so that we might get a response. I sent it to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.About one year ago you announced the availability of the Synaptics Gesture Suite for Linux. Shortly after OSNews posted a reply (http://www.osnews.com/story/23204/Sy...e_to_End_Users) they received from you, stating that you would look into the possibility of releasing the Synaptics Gesture Suite to end-users. You have done that with the Windows version with the Scrybe product, and I was wondering if/when you will do the same for Linux. I feel that Linux deserves the same attention that Windows does, and it appears that you also do, because you created the Linux version. Currently Synaptics products are severely limited on Linux. The most they can do is 2-finger scrolling. The images on your site promise so much more, but we have yet to see it in Linux. The beauty of Linux and the open source community is, even if you just release a closed source driver, as long as it sends documented events to the X server, Gnome/KDE devs will multiply your work many times over and come up with amazing things.
All I am asking for is an update on the situation. Does Synaptics still plan to offer the Gesture Suite to end-users?
Thank you for your time,
I have tried out utouch/ginn and they are just too buggy to be useable. Please help get this released!