Mir Working On Evdev Device Detection
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 8 September 2015 at 01:56 PM EDT. 6 Comments
UBUNTU --
Besides working on the legacy X11 support atop Mir, Canonical developers working on this display server have just implemented evdev device detection for Mir.

Via this commit yesterday to the Mir Bazaar repository, there's now evdev device detection. "Add evdev device detection. Adds utilities to detect the capabilities of an input device."


This code is for detecting input devices and their capabilities like gamepad buttons, pointers, etc.

Meanwhile, we've heard of Mir developers working towards libinput support but so far that doesn't seem to have materialized. In fact, this repository that was once active with libinput integration hasn't been touched since the beginning of the year. Most Wayland compositors are designing around libinput as their input handling library as well as conventional X11 Linux desktop distributions via the xf86-input-libinput driver to replace xf86-input-evdev/syanptics, etc, but it's not clear yet how far Ubuntu will integrate libinput.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week