Relative Pointer Protocol, Pointer Locking & Confinement Land In Wayland's Weston
Written by Michael Larabel in Wayland on 26 July 2016 at 01:37 PM EDT. 17 Comments
WAYLAND --
Wayland's Weston reference compositor picked up support for some new features this morning.

Finally landing within Weston Git this morning is the longstanding relative pointer protocol. The Wayland relative pointer protocol is currently an unstable protocol and after numerous mailing list patch series is finally in Weston Git. Relative pointer support is important for first person shooter games and other applications.

Also landing with the many Weston patches this morning by Jonas Ã…dahl is pointer locking and confinement, another important addition for Wayland/Weston input. This work has been going on for Wayland for about the last two years.
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