1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

X Input 2 Support Goes Into GTK+ 3.0

GNOME

Published on 26 May 2010 07:32 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
29 Comments

Beyond updates to Clutter, Mutter, GNOME Shell, and various other GNOME applications, there is one very other important change that happened to the GNOME desktop this week. After being around for years, X Input 2 support was finally merged into the GTK+ library for the 3.0 release.

While X Input 2 (Xi2) was around much longer, it was officially released with X Server 1.7 in October of last year while it was merged into the mainline X.Org Server some months earlier. X Input 2.0 is a critical piece of Multi-Pointer X (MPX) support, also developed by Peter Hutterer, for handling multiple cursor inputs simultaneously.

Confirmation of X Input 2.0 support being merged into the mainline GTK+ repository can be found in this GNOME bug report. For some months prior this Xi2 support had lived in a branch of GTK+. Information on Multi-Pointer X support for GTK+ can be found on this GNOME Live Wiki page.

This support can now be found in GTK+ 2.90.1 (a GTK+ 3.0 development snapshot) that was just released over the night and this GTK+ update can be read about via its release announcement.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. GeForce GTX 750 Series: Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux Driver Performance
  2. GLAMOR + RadeonSI 2D Acceleration Is Quite Good For Open-Source AMD 2D Performance
  3. AMD Radeon R9 290 OpenGL On Ubuntu 15.04: Catalyst vs. RadeonSI Gallium3D
  4. Ubuntu 15.04 Offers Faster OpenGL For AMD Radeon GPUs On Open-Source
  5. Ubuntu 15.04 Brings Some Graphics Performance Improvements For Intel Haswell
  6. Sub-$20 802.11n USB WiFi Adapter That's Linux Friendly
Latest Linux News
  1. Deb-Based Ubuntu Will Continue To Be Offered For The Foreseeable Future
  2. Linux Game Publishing Remains Down For The Count
  3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta Released
  4. Keeping The Humidity Out Of The Basement Linux Server Room
  5. It's A Long Road Ahead To Get Ubuntu Snappy On The Desktop
  6. NetworkManager 1.0.2 Arrives As First Post-1.0 Release
  7. Libinput 0.15 Adds New Debug Events Utility
  8. Qt 5.5 Beta Is Coming Soon, Snapshot Released
  9. Steam Linux Usage Drops Below 1%
  10. Many OpenGL ES 3.1 Commits Land In Mesa
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Trying Out Microsoft Visual Studio Code On Linux
  2. Microsoft Releases New Code IDE For Linux!
  3. Improvements On The Way For GNOME's Nautilus File Manager
  4. A Lot Of Improvements Are Coming For Mir 0.13, Including Work Towards Libinput
  5. Kodi 15.0 Beta 1 Released
  6. Mono 4.0 Makes Use Of Microsoft's Open-Source Code, C# 6.0
  7. Wayland 1.8 Alpha Release Delayed
  8. Lucid Sleep Support Is Being Worked On For The Upstream Linux Kernel