Libinput 0.7 Gets Closer To Parity With X Input Stack
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 5 December 2014 at 09:01 AM EST. 6 Comments
WAYLAND --
Libinput 0.7 is now available and this input library used by Wayland and other environments is nearly at feature parity to the current X Server based input stack.

Changes found in libinput 0.7 include support for enabling/disabling devices at runtime, edge scrolling support for more devices, trackpoint scrolling support, pointer acceleration independent of the device resolution, support for changing the pointer speed at runtime, natural scrolling support, devices can be switched to left-handed, and there's a wide range of other changes.

Libinput 0.7 is a very big release and you can learn more about the 100+ changes via the mailing list announcement. Libinput is responsible for input handling by Weston and other Wayland compositors, can be adapted to be used as a device input driver on X.Org systems, and can also be adapted to other environments too for input handling.
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