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Tizen

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Tizen is a project backed by Samsung and Intel which seeks to define a Linux-based platform for mobile devices. It is the successor in many ways to earlier projects such as MeeGo and LiMo.

While the Tizen platform guarantees nothing more than a set of standard libraries, when looking under the hood one finds a fairly standard Linux distribution. Usually this consists of a custom UI built with the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries running on an X server. Other familiar tools like systemd, udev, and a host of GNU utilities are available.

Because Tizen is so similar to other Linux distributions under the hood, the standard kernel and X11 drivers can be used to provide support for Wacom digitizers. While Tizen uses RPM packages, there are a few minor dependency hiccups preventing you from just downloading and installing a package from Red Hat. Instead, it is necessary to build an RPM from source.

Tizen uses a tool called "GBS" (Git Build System) to build packages from source. It requires a git tree, so you'll need to checkout xf86-input-wacom from our repository. Also, because it is building an RPM, you'll need to supply a spec file; Google around for one (small changes may be necessary to work around build errors). Finally, since GBS sets up a clean chroot to do the build in (for obvious reasons it can't use your system libraries and headers) you'll need to supply it with a location that it can find RPMs for any build dependencies. The ~/.gbs.conf config file comes with some presets; these may need to be modified if you are building a different version or for a different architecture.

Once everything is set up, GBS can do its thing. The following should kick off the build:

   $ gbs build -A <Arch> --include-all xf86-input-wacom

As mentioned above, it may take some trial-and-error to get the build system happy with the spec file and RPM repositories. However, once are both set up properly the builds should occur without a hitch.

After the RPM is built, you can either install it directly onto the target device via the rpm command, or (re)build an image to flash onto the target device. In the case of the latter, you will want to study up on "MIC" (the MIC Image Creator) and kickstart files. You can add the repository created by GBS to your kickstart file, as well as the xf86-input-wacom package.

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