[needs-packaging] QtSixA - The Sixaxis Joystick Manager

Bug #471081 reported by falkTX on 2009-11-02
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Bug Description

QtSixA is a software that allows to use PS3 Sixaxis/DualShock3 and Keypads in Linux and control the desktop using them.

This is a very recent software and it's not available in the official repos yet.

However, there's a PPA containing it:

falkTX (falk-t-j) wrote :

Some more information

URL: http://qtsixa.sourceforge.net/ (not finished yet)
License: GPL v2+
Notes: tested on 32/64bits and PowerPC/PS3

UbuntuForums thread about QtSixA: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1190061
SourceForge project page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/qtsixa/

summary: - QtSixA not in the ubuntu repos
+ [needs-packaging] QtSixA - The Sixaxis Joystick Manager
falkTX (falk-t-j) on 2009-11-02
Changed in ubuntu:
assignee: nobody → falktx (falk-t-j)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in qtsixa:
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → falktx (falk-t-j)
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

*** This is an automated message ***

This bug is tagged needs-packaging which identifies it as a request for a new package in Ubuntu. As a part of the managing needs-packaging bug reports specification, https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Specs/NeedsPackagingBugs, all needs-packaging bug reports have Wishlist importance. Subsequently, I'm setting this bug's status to Wishlist.

Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
falkTX (falk-t-j) on 2009-11-06
description: updated
falkTX (falk-t-j) wrote :

new version 1.2.0 uploaded to revu

not sure if this got noticed in the other thread i posted it last week but here's the packaged version of qtsixa/sixad 1.2.0. It also has the associated build files with it.

--Eric Kinolik, Dire Networks

falkTX (falk-t-j) wrote :

I already have that but thanks anyway.

This bug is about getting QtSixA in the official Ubuntu repos.
For the compilation I have a PPA.

Hassan Williamson (hazrpg) wrote :

Any more news about it getting added to the official repos?

IC Raibow (icrbow) wrote :

Any chances?

falkTX (falk-t-j) wrote :

maybe next year.
I need to cleanup the qtsixa code and do a new release, but I'm busy with other things right now.

Luis González (luisg123v) wrote :

Hi falk-t-j.

I'm aware you no longer support QtSixA, since now Linux have native support for PS3 & PS4 controllers. However, I have five reasons why I think you should resume the support:

1) Native support doesn't work properly yet:
Even though it should work out of the box, it doesn't, or at least I haven't be able to do it. When I have "luck", I can connect one controller. When I don't (most of the time) I can't connect anything. In addition, it's happened years since Linux "included" native support.

2) QtSixA still work on newer distros:
Using the repository for Ubuntu 15.04 (the last supported version of Ubuntu) I had been able to install and use QtSixA under Ubuntu 15.10/16.04 and Linux Mint 18. The only major issue I have found is when sixad runs at the boot, it doesn't work and I have to stop it and re-start it. So, with only enabling the repos for newer versions, it would be a great improvement.

3) I believe only small modifications are required:
Since QtSixA still works, it would require small modifications IMO, to just fix the start at boot or to disable that feature.

4) The community still wants to use QtSixA:
As you can see in ubuntuforums and in the following askubuntu questions, the community still tries to install and use QtSixA:

5) I could help you:
If you want me to, I could give you a hand with the repository compilation, or even with the code

falkTX (falk-t-j) wrote :

I'm no longer interested on developing QtSixA.
If you are I'd be welcome to give the project to you (or anyone else who volunteers).

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