Libinput X.Org Driver Updated With New Capabilities

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 9 February 2017 at 06:20 AM EST. 1 Comment
Libinput is the input handling library that originated with Wayland but has since been adopted by Mir as well as X.Org when using the xf86-input-libinput handling driver. This xf86-input-libinput adaptation for X.Org Servers has seen a new release today.

Last month marked the libinput 1.6 release with new features to the input library. Now xf86-input-libinput has been upgraded for improving the support for this generic input handling implementation on xorg-server systems.

Today's xf86-input-libinput 0.24 release has improved tablet support with offering a configurable pressure curve and a "area ratio" setting. The updated libinput X.Org driver also now has the mouse wheel's click angle correctly affect how fast the scroll wheel triggers.

This isn't a huge release but for those interested in all the fine details can see the release announcement by Red Hat's Peter Hutterer.
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