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X Input 2.1 Multi-Touch Getting Back On Track

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Published on 02 December 2010 10:28 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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While the X Server 1.10 merge window should soon close, the patches for implementing X Input 2.1 / Multi-Touch support are on track for the next release, X Server 1.11. Ubuntu is also expected to ship these patches with their X.Org Server in Ubuntu 11.04.

The most recent Multi-Touch / X Input 2.1 patches were published nearly one month ago and Canonical's Chase Douglas had based this work upon Daniel Stone's earlier patches. Chase though did not pursue getting this work into X.Org Server 1.10 but is rather waiting around for the 1.10 merge window to close and then will focus upon re-basing the work.

In recent days there's also been increased discussion on the X.Org development list about this input work and other input driver happenings.

Daniel Stone has also commented on the patches, "I'm back from 2.5 months of holidays and am slowly working my way through the email backlog ... I'm working on multitouch fulltime though, so hopefully we can get this sorted and merged fairly soon."

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