The amazingly useful SC Controller [GitHub] project, a third-party open source driver and user interface for the Steam Controller has a new release out. Sadly, the last for a while.
Here's what's new in 0.4.5:
- On-screen keyboard can be now used with DS4 gamepad
- Improved editing profile using controller
- Allowed SVG custom menu icons
- Allowed displaying multiple OSD messages, with different font size and display time
- Bug fixes
In the release notes, the developer Kozec said this:
This is last SC-Controller release for a while. With all that mess happening around Linux this week, I've decided to move away as far as possible. I plan to finish all "enhancements" eventually, just not right now.
They went into further detail in a Patreon post, here's the gist of it:
As you probably already heard, earlier this week, Linux became part of political movement. It's movement that I strongly disagree with and wish to not be associated with in any way. Because of that, I don't feel welcomed in Linux community anymore.
Or, to write it like human being, with all this mess, coding is not fun at all.
So I'm throwing hands up and walking through the middle.
For those who don't really understand, it's likely as a result of the new Code of Conduct for the Linux Kernel. Something that has become a hot sticky mess in the wider community. Regardless of my own feelings about the CoC, I just hope people can find a way to get along and treat everyone with respect, regardless of who they are and where they come from.
I'm pretty sad about this, I use SC Controller practically every day for taming the Steam Controller outside of Steam and for those Steam games that don't detect it normally.