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GTK+ 3.4 For Multi-Touch May Come In GNOME 3.4

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Published on 20 January 2012 10:10 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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Now that X Input 2.2 with Multi-Touch is merged into X.Org Server 1.12, which will be released by early March, it's time for the tool-kit and application developers to take advantage of the support. It looks like GNOME will be on the ball this time around with GTK+ 3.4 looking to handle multi-touch.

Carlos Garnacho mentions that since the multi-touch work in X.Org has finally landed in the mainline tree, the GTK+ "multitouch" branch that began last year (this GNOME.org Git repository branch) is now a candidate for merging. This would make multi-touch a feature of the forthcoming GNOME 3.4 desktop.

Carlos ends his blog post with "Hopefully soon in master, very soon..." He also has posted an Ogg video that demos some of the GTK+ multi-touch functionality.

GNOME 3.4 is due for release at the end of March.

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