questions on keyboard/mouse within a Jogl application - to which forum do they fit best?
The control of the mouse and keyboard does irritate me a bit - from a point of games developer. Two questions please:
a) When I use the KeyListener registered to my GLCanvas, each key has got an initial delay and then a repeat. Great for typing within text editors (and such Swing components), but not for games.
Did I miss the right method to scan the keyboard?
b) In contrast to continuing key events when they're being hold, hitting a mouse button does only fire one event (MousePressed / Typed / etc), but no event while the button is still being pressed?
Of course you can remember that is has been pressed, so that a polling TimerTask (or such) handles this information until the button is being released again.
So, do I really have to start an own TimerTask just to "poll" the mouse button? (Looks big to me for such a small task...)
So the final questions are: would Jinput help a lot? Or is it rather "just" for gamepads/controllers, which I would not need for my mouse driven application?
I looked into the CVS of Jinput but just found a very small text file. Is there an userguide? For Jogl I found a very very good one. http://jogl.dev.java.net/source/browse/jogl/doc/userguide/index.html
(thanks to the autors of it: it's a very good start point!)
Furthermore: are there any good FAQs on the topic "Java for game developers" ?