Good news and updates from the Google Summer of Code are out everyday, and we have our eyes and ears open to inform you of everything that worths your attention. Today we had an interesting blog post from Zan Dobersek who was happy to announce that the Gamepad API support patch for GNOME is coming round the corner.
What is left to be done before the patch finally lands, are only some minor details that need to be polished. Basic infrastructure implementations for the GNOME Settings Daemon plugin and GNOME System Settings panel have been created. Currently, the implementations are based on the GNOME 3.4 branches, but they will move onto a 3.6 codebase once there are some decent GNOME 3.5 releases.
Gamepad recognition and configuration has always been a painful story for every Linux user, and it is great to see that there is some GNOME development going on on that sector :)