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Multi-Pointer X Merged To X.Org Master

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Published on 27 May 2008 08:07 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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Earlier this month we reported at Phoronix that Multi-Pointer X was going mainline with the planned merge to master date being the last week of May. Peter Hutterer has remained on track with this goal and as of last night, Multi-Pointer X (or MPX for short) can now be found in the X Server master branch. However, as Daniel Stone was busy with the Debian-OpenSSL fiasco (and maybe working on X Server 1.4.1), the new version of XKB has yet to reach master.

It was broken for a while, but input device coordinate scaling has been fixed with Multi-Pointer X, which allows tablet PCs to use this MPX code found in the mainline git tree. In the X.Org mailing list, Hutterer goes over the details on the API/ABI bumps and what is needed if you immediately want to get your hands on this X technology that allows for multiple keyboards and mice to be used simultaneously.

With MPX being in master, this will be a feature for X.Org 7.5, as while X.Org 7.4 is running behind schedule it already has been branched off.

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