The xf86-input-synaptics driver, which is used as the touch-input driver for many notebooks, has reached version 1.0.0. Worth noting in this release is improved device auto-scaling and support for input device properties. The improved device auto-scaling should give supported touch-pads a more unified feel without needing to do any manual configurations. Should you need to configure your Synaptics touch-pad, the input device properties support makes it possible without having to enable SHM config.
The release announcement for xf86-input-synaptics 1.0.0 can be found on the X.Org mailing list
. A new release of the xf86-input-evdev driver has also been announced with a few fixes, which can be read about here