Roccat Open-Source Project To End New Linux Device Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 12 December 2016 at 11:39 AM EST. 38 Comments
HARDWARE --
For the past number of years there's been good Linux support for Roccat devices, mostly various mice/keyboard gaming peripherals. This has done by developer Stefan Achatz working with Roccat and he's done a great job supporting their hardware but now he's stepping back from the project.

Stefan Achatz wrote last month in this support request, which is getting picked up today, that he's stepping back from the project. He is working on Roccat Skeltr support but "this will be the last device I'm doing, this projects ends here." The Roccat Skeltr is a RGB gaming keyboard.


He didn't elaborate if he's just tired of working on this open-source project over the years, whether his relationship with Roccat has deteriorated, or what factors went into this decision. Great job though to Stefan for his work on Roccat Linux support over the years and hopefully other open-source developers will decide to pick up where he's leaving off.
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Related Hardware News
Popular News