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Libinput 0.5 Improves Pointer Acceleration, Adds A Configuration API

Wayland

Published on 23 July 2014 02:47 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland
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Libinput, the input library designed for use by Wayland compositors and other environments for having common input device handling on Linux, is out with a significant update.

The libinput 0.5 release adds to te library's API for exposing device information and starts work on a configuration API for configuring the input devices. Libinput 0.5.0 additionally has improvements for pointer acceleration, basic edge-based palm detection, and various bug-fixes.

The complete rundown on all of the libinput 0.5 changes can be found via the release announcement for it that was posted to the Wayland mailing list.

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