GTK+ Gestures Support Merged
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 23 May 2014 at 03:46 PM EDT. 2 Comments
GNOME's tool-kit has merged its big "gestures" branch.

The GTK+ gestures branch has been merged to integrate basic gestures support into the GTK+ tool-kit itself, compared to solutions in prior years that have been dependent upon external libraries, etc.

The gestures support for GTK+ seem to be primarily the result of One Laptop Per Child and Red Hat. Among the GTK+ gestures are for dragging, long presses, multi-press, panning, rotating, swiping, zooming, etc, and obviously geared for tablets and other input devices. The GTK+ gestures support is almost 10,000 lines of code.
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