Joystick Façade

Hans Fugal hans at
Mon Jun 11 15:05:18 MDT 2007

I did find a very nice solution, with a smidgeon of out-of-the-box
thinking. Entirely userspace.

On Wed,  6 Jun 2007 at 15:34 -0600, Michael L Torrie wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-06-01 at 23:30 -0600, Hans Fugal wrote:
> > 
> > Any kernel hackers with some sage advice, before I go jump in the shark
> > pool and ask on the LKML?
> I'd be interested in some kind of fuse-like driver that would let me
> make fake joystick drivers in any language in userspace.  Then I could
> borrow CRCSim's sound-card mic input code and allow my RC radio to
> appear (via a buddy cord) as a standard joystick to any program,
> X-Plane, or some other random simulation.
> I think, though, that the only viable solution for you is to hack the
> driver to treat the hats as switches.
> X-Plane is very cool, and Austin is good at many things.  But it's a
> shame he doesn't recognize the community for what it is, as far as
> source and development goes.  I get the feeling most of the development
> is being done by people other than Austin these days, pretty much for
> free, from what I can tell.
> Maybe someday we can build a finite-element analysis flight physics
> engine for FlightGear...
> > 
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Hans Fugal ;
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the 
right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
    -- Johann Sebastian Bach

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