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strokes-mode and touchscreen patents? was Re: emacs and touchscreen

From: David O'Toole
Subject: strokes-mode and touchscreen patents? was Re: emacs and touchscreen
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:20:24 -0500

Something occurred to me today after watching my touchscreen
strokes-mode video. Could the gesture recognition in strokes.el either
1. be threatened by patents that existed prior to 1997 (the first year
of copyright listed in strokes.el) or 2. qualify as prior art for
techniques patented later?


On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 3:26 AM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> "David O'Toole" <address@hidden> writes:
>> I recently got an HP Touchsmart TM2 and decided to try emacs's
>> existing Strokes mode gesture support with the touchscreen. It's
>> great, please see the demo video I made:
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw8SQqmHPbI
>> (John Sullivan pointed out that I should make this video available in
>> WebM format, and I'll let you know when that's ready.)
>> I used a wrapper function and some configurations to make strokes-mode
>> behave better on a touchscreen, but a little more work is required.
>> I'd like to submit a patch or two for strokes-mode at some point, and
>> will keep you posted. I also don't have very many gestures defined---I
>> would love to work with interested people on building a gestural
>> command language.
>> Here are the configs/gesture data I'm using.
>> http://github.com/dto/emacs-gestures
> I'm also interested in Emacs on tablets.
> So far I have used grab-and-drag.el, which is very nice and I think
> orthogonal to gestures.el.
> Currently they dont work together very well. I think a "toggle grab and
> drag" gesture would be workable.
> there would be 2 states:
> -  (grab-and-drag-mode 0), all gestures enabled
> - (grab-and-drag-mode 1), only the toggle grab-and-drag gesture enabled.
> BTW I have an old completion mode called "pocketcompletion.el" aimed at
> tablets, I intend to publish at: https://github.com/jave any millenia
> now...
> --
> Joakim Verona

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