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  • Libinput 1.15 Is On Approach With Various Improvements/Fixes For Linux Input Handling

    Phoronix: Libinput 1.15 Is On Approach With Various Improvements/Fixes For Linux Input Handling

    Peter Hutterer has been preparing libinput 1.15 as the next update to this open-source input handling library used by Linux systems both on X.Org and Wayland...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ut-1.15-Coming

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    Peter Hutterer is the unsung hero of the Linux desktop. He all but single-handedly built the entire (userland) input stack, and is mainly the one to thank for the modern gesture support of touchpads and the likes. Just take a look at the state machine here https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/libin...ge_requests/86 to understand how hard it is to support modern touchpad features.

    Dealing with hardware quirks is another 'fun' thing to do. I know as I had to do that in various points at the past. The fact that your touchpad/trackpoint/whatever works at all is a miracle considering the amount of unexpected behavior all of them sport. I, for one, appreciate him doing that thankless job.

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      +1 Same with his employer. Red Hat pays for this important part of the desktop.

      More of Peter’s desktop work
      https://gitlab.gnome.org/whot

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