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The Fourth Version Of X.Org Multi-Touch Support

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Published on 28 December 2010 10:15 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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Earlier this month we reported that the X.Org multi-touch work was nearing completion and now this work is getting even more readied for X.Org Server 1.11 once its merge window opens in February. Daniel Stone has today put out a fourth version of these X patches that provide proper multi-touch support to Linux and other operating systems running X.Org.

The fourth version of these multi-touch support patches clear up feedback generated from earlier revisions and touch not only the X.Org Server but inputproto, libXi, X Input, and xf86-input-evdev too. The multi-touch work had stalled for a bit, but Daniel Stone is back working on this code.

Multi-Touch in X.Org is to be part of X Input 2.1 and should be officially introduced with X.Org Server 1.11 in the summer of 2011. There are though some stopgap solutions for multi-touch to be found in Ubuntu 11.04 and other Linux distributions until the proper support lands upstream.

Those interested in the Git tree information for this work and the technical discussions among the open-source input developers, see this mailing list thread.

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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 .
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