Libinput 1.3 Steps Closer To Being Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 21 April 2016 at 11:35 AM EDT. 4 Comments
Libinput 1.3 has stepped closer to being released with today's RC2 release. Libinput 1.3 will further enhance input handling for Wayland, X.Org, and Mir powered systems.

Peter Hutterer of Red Hat explained the Libinput 1.3 changes as:
The main addition in libinput 1.3 is support for so-called tablet pads, i.e. the actual tablet part of a graphics tablet. These pads feature three input sources - buttons, rings and strips.
The second addition are middle buttons for touchpads with a software button area. Previously, a middle button could be triggered by pressing with a finger in the left and right button area simultanously. Unfortunately, too many touchpads are unable to reliably detect both fingers. The middle button area is always available when software buttons are enabled and encompasses the center 15-20mm on the touchpad.
Finally, touchscreens that have a fuzz value set on the kernel device are now defuzzed in libinput, thus stopping pointer wobbles previously seen when holding the finger still.
More information can be found via the libinput 1.3 RC2 announcement posted today to the Wayland-devel list.
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