Libinput 1.1.5 Released, Still Dealing With Multi-Touch Woes

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 25 January 2016 at 07:53 AM EST. 10 Comments
Peter Hutterer this weekend announced the release of libinput 1.1.5 as the newest version of this input handling library used by Wayland, X.Org Server (if using xf86-input-libinput), and Mir systems.

The Red Hat input developer noted in the announcement, "This release fixes a disable-while-typing issue on the Macbook Pro and works around some middle-finger tap issues on semi-mt devices. Unfortunately, due to the inconsistent (and often garbage) data that semi-mt touchpads send we had to resort to disabling pinch gestures on those devices to make three-finger taps reliable."

Peter then went on to write a blog post about the semi-mt touchpad problems with libinput for this range of touchpads that are considered "semi multi-touch" but he describes it as "Some devices have an extremely low resolution when two-fingers are down, the data is little better than garbage." Go read this blog post if wishing to learn about shoddy semi-mt touchpads.
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