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Can I get the source code for the mouse driver to add support for another pointing device myself?

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Today, the mouse driver is too tightly integrated with the Application Server for this to be possible. We do plan to open this up to allow others to write new mouse/keyboard/tablet drivers, but this is not completely possible in the current release of the BeOS.

See the Be Newsletter article by William Adams for more details, and some sample code for a Wacom tablet driver:


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