You can check if the device shows in /dev/ (in "joysticks" or "input", I don't remember) when you plug it. If it is there, then it most likely will work.
If you don't see it there, provide us with:
- output of "listusb -v" with the joystick plugged
- HID reports, which you can find in /tmp (identify the one for the joystick if you can - you will also get reports for keyboards and mouses)
It is planned to have a preferences panel for managing joysticks, mouses and keyboards in a single place.