Wayland's Weston Can Now Be Built With A Libinput Back-End
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 13 March 2014 at 02:29 AM EDT. 5 Comments
The latest Weston code finally adds support for building this reference Wayland compositor with support for a libinput-based input device back-end.

Libinput is a new, generic library intended to serve basic input capabilities for different Wayland compositors and other non-Wayland use-cases too. This common input library is based upon early Weston code and takes care of lots of the input handling work to reduce code duplication by projects with supporting features like multi-touch touchpads.

With this big Wayland code addition on Wednesday, Weston can now be built with a Libinput back-end when configuring --enable-libinput-backend when building Weston. This input change affects the Weston DRM, FBDEV, and Raspberry Pi compositing back-ends instead of relying directly upon udev-seat, evdev, etc. This addition will be a new feature to the Weston 1.5 release.

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