1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Qt 5 Preps For Multi-Touch, Input Improvements

Free Software

Published on 12 December 2011 07:52 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
Comment On This Article

Development on the Qt 5 tool-kit under the Qt Project is coming along in earnest as it gears up for release in 2012. Committed recently were some input improvements for Qt 5.

Commit 2ace610 to the Qt Git repository extends the touch events for Qt 5. This very large commit now allows touch events to express velocity, differentiate between touches with a finger or pen, raw positions, and more. Introducd as part of this commit is a new QTouchDevice class.

From a mailing list message, "The touch event API had been extended to make way for multi-touch, differentiating between pen and finger, velocity etc. I hope there is a working high-level API :)"

As part of X Input 2.2, which should be integrated into X.Org Server 1.12, there should be proper multi-touch support on the X side. The GNOME developers working on GTK+ have also been looking towards input improvements.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Trying The Configurable 45 Watt TDP With AMD's A10-7800 / A6-7400K
  2. Sumo's Omni Gets Reloaded
  3. AMD A10-7800 & A6-7400K APUs Run Great On Linux
  4. Radeon Gallium3D Is Running Increasingly Well Against AMD's Catalyst Driver
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD's RadeonSI Driver Sped Up A Lot This Summer
  2. Intel's Latest Linux Graphics Code Competes Against OS X 10.9
  3. Intel Sandy Bridge Gets A Surprise Boost From Linux 3.17
  4. Open-Source Radeon Graphics Have Some Improvements On Linux 3.17
Latest Linux News
  1. ARM Talks Up Wayland For Mali
  2. GNOME/GTK+ Human Interface Guidelines Updated
  3. The Widely-Criticized New Commercial Linux Distro Is Now On Kickstarter
  4. CUDA 6.5 Is Doing Great For Blender
  5. Wayland & Weston 1.6 Alpha Released
  6. Nouveau Gets Improved Re-Clocking Handling For Select GPUs
  7. A New First-Person Mystery Game Might Be Coming To Linux
  8. Patch By Patch, LLVM Clang Gets Better At Building The Linux Kernel
  9. VC4 Gallium3D Driver Now Handles X With GLAMOR
  10. Opera 25 Development Release For Linux
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. OSS radeon driver for A10-7850K (Kaveri)
  2. Btrfs Gets Talked Up, Googler Encourages You To Try Btrfs
  3. Systemd 216 Piles On More Features, Aims For New User-Space VT
  4. American Citizens running AMOK for food stamps
  5. What Linux Distribution Should Be Benchmarked The Most?
  6. Company I work for is looking to contribute to Open Source projects... but wrongly?
  7. Microsoft vs. Campaign
  8. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers