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Bug#918992: ITP: evdi -- Extensible Virtual Display Interface driver used by DisplayLink




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Hanno Stock <opensource@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : evdi
  Version         : 1.x (newest)
  Upstream Author : DisplayLink (UK) Ltd. 
* URL             : https://github.com/DisplayLink/evdi
* License         : GPL / LGPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Extensible Virtual Display Interface driver used by DisplayLink

The Extensible Virtual Display Interface (EVDI) is a Linux kernel
module that enables management of multiple screens, allowing user-space
programs to take control over what happens with the image. It is
essentially a virtual display you can add, remove and receive
screen updates for, in an application that uses the libevdi library.

The module and library is part of the DisplayLink Ubuntu development
which enables support for DisplayLink USB 3.0 devices on Ubuntu. 

Please note that this is NOT a complete driver for DisplayLink devices.

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A quick glance over the original source seems to indicate that packaging
this is simple enough for me.

However as I am not a Debian maintainer yet, I am looking for a sponsor
and would be open to co-maintainership and contributions.

I think this package is useful along the road to supporting DisplayLink.
Unfortunately this currently needs an additional closed-source component
which would have to be packaged and distributed seperately.

Nonetheless I think the evdi concept is useful on its own - therefore
it make sense to package this as a regular debian package.