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Weston-Forked Libinput Is Moving Forward With Input

Wayland

Published on 28 January 2014 12:02 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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X.Org input expert Peter Hutterer is moving forward with his work on libinput, a fork of the Weston input handling code into its own library so that it's independent of the compositor.

With Peter -- and others also joining in on this effort -- making this libinput library, the advanced input handling code is now independent of Weston so it is in a common code-base and the various input-device related code can be easily used by other Wayland compositors. This will advance the input handling for all Wayland compositors by being able to utilize a common library for handling the devices and events.

For those interested in Wayland and are interested about the input side of things on computer systems, check out this Wayland mailing list post with the latest work on libinput, including its own Git repository.

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