Libinput 1.2 Is Focused On Graphics Tablet Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 28 January 2016 at 07:04 AM EST. 1 Comment
WAYLAND --
The libinput 1.2 release candidate was released this morning as the newest development version of this input handling library used primarily by Wayland systems and now as well with Ubuntu's Mir and then X.Org when using the xf86-input-libinput driver.

The libinput 1.2 release candidate (v1.1.901) features graphics tablet tool support as its primary feature. This tablet tool support includes stylus, eraser, cursor, lens cursor, etc. However, the "pad" part of the tablet tool isn't yet supported.

Libinput 1.2 is also adding three-finger pinch gestures on supported hardware and other improvements.

More details on the tablet work going into libinput 1.2 can be found via today's 1.2 RC release announcement.
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