Libinput 1.0 Nears Release With Its First RC Now Out The Door

Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 20 August 2015 at 09:43 PM EDT. 1 Comment
While talk of libinput 1.0 has been happening since early this year for this input library used by Wayland and optionally Mir/X11, the release is finally coming together and the first release candidate is now available.

Red Hat's Peter Hutterer announced the first release candidate tonight, libinput 0.99.1. This release has just bug fixes and general improvements, ncluding a fix to allow natural scrolling for edge scrolling. The touchpad scrolling also now uses unaccelerated motion data for providing better behavior.

While Libinput 1.0 RC1 was just announced today, Peter is hoping to make the official 1.0 release happen next week. This will be a nice milestone for this input handling library being used throughout various open-source Wayland implementations, coming to Ubuntu's Mir, and can be used in an X.Org world through the xf86-input-libinput driver.

More details on tonight's libinput 1.0 release candidate via the release announcement.
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