Libinput is a generic input library used by Wayland compositors and optionally as an X11 input driver, etc. Libinput avoids the need for writing an input system implementation for each system compositor.

libinput Linux & Open-Source News

Sway 1.8-rc1 Wayland Compositor Brings More Secure Screen Lockers, Improved Vulkan Code   Wayland   2022-11-26
Libinput 1.22 Brings More Input Hardware Quirks, New Flat Acceleration Profile   Free Software   2022-11-20
Linux 6.1 Change Aims To Auto-Detect Logitech HID++ High Resolution Scrolling Support   Hardware   2022-09-30
Many Old X.Org Components Saw New Releases This Weekend   X.Org   2022-07-11
Wayland 1.21 Released With New High Resolution Scroll Event   Wayland   2022-06-30
Libinput 1.21 Released With Improvements To Flat Acceleration Profile For Touchpads   Wayland   2022-06-12
Wayland 1.21 Alpha Finally Introduces High-Resolution Scroll Wheel Support   Wayland   2022-05-27
X.Org XDC + WineConf Joint Conference Announced For October   X.Org   2022-04-27
Libinput 1.20 Released With Improved High Resolution Scrolling   X.Org   2022-02-19
Libinput 1.20 Being Prepared With Improved High Resolution Scrolling   X.Org   2022-02-04
XWayland Adds Support For Touchpad Gestures   X.Org   2021-12-05
X.Org Server 21.1 RC1 Released With VRR Support For Modesetting Driver, Other Features   X.Org   2021-09-21
Red Hat's Upstream Contributions Are Making For A Great Fedora Workstation 35   Fedora   2021-09-20
xf86-input-libinput 1.2 Brings Touchpad Gestures, High Resolution Scrolling   X.Org   2021-09-20
Libinput 1.19 Released With Hold Gestures & High Resolution Wheel Scrolling   Wayland   2021-09-14
High Resolution Scrolling On Linux Progressing, Apple Magic Mouse Support In Linux 5.15   Hardware   2021-09-05
Libinput 1.18 Released With Better Gesture Detection   X.Org   2021-06-02
X.Org Server Lands X Input 2.4 Touchpad Gestures   X.Org   2021-05-30
Debian Installer 11 "Bullseye" RC1 Released   Debian   2021-04-23
openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Offering GNOME 40   SUSE   2021-04-16
Libinput X.Org Driver 1.0 Released Following A License Mixup   X.Org   2021-04-06
LABWC Is The Newest Stacking Wayland Compositor   Wayland   2021-03-06
Libinput 1.17 Brings New Debugging Tool, 2/3 Finger Tap-And-Drag   Free Software   2021-02-23
The State of GNOME 40's Threaded Input   GNOME   2021-01-23
GNOME 40 Mutter Moves Input Work To A Separate Thread   GNOME   2020-11-28
NetBSD Has Some Wayland Support But X11 Is Far More Mature   Wayland   2020-09-29
Libinput 1.16 Released - Ready To Warn You If Your System Is Too Slow   Wayland   2020-08-03
Libinput 1.16 Will Warn You If Your System Is Too Slow   Wayland   2020-07-15
The Annual X.Org / Wayland / Mesa Conference Is Going Virtual Due To COVID-19   X.Org   2020-07-03
XDC2020 Call For Proposals - X.Org Developers For Now Still Planning To Meet In Poland   X.Org   2020-05-16
KDE Finally Has Support For Configuring The Scroll Speed On Wayland   KDE   2020-04-12
High Resolution Wheel Scrolling Back To Being Finished Up For The Linux Desktop   Desktop   2020-04-04
GNOME's Mutter Finally Wires Up Middle Button Click Emulation   GNOME   2020-03-15
X.Org Server Development Hits A Nearly Two Decade Low   X.Org   2020-01-04
Libinput 1.15 Released For Improving Input On X.Org + Wayland Desktops   X.Org   2020-01-03
Libinput 1.15 Is On Approach With Various Improvements/Fixes For Linux Input Handling   X.Org   2019-12-05
XDC2020 X.Org/Wayland/Mesa Conference To Be Hosted In Gdansk, Poland   X.Org   2019-10-23
A Vast Majority Of Linux's Input Improvements Are Developed By One Individual   X.Org   2019-10-16
Libinput 1.14 Released With Dell Canvas Totem Support, Touchpad Improvements   X.Org   2019-08-08
Valve Funded Development Of Xrdesktop - Lets GNOME & KDE Work In VR   Valve   2019-07-30
Libinput 1.14 RC Arrives With Better Thumb Detection & Dell Canvas Totem Support   X.Org   2019-07-19
Libinput 1.14 Will Support Dell's Totem Input Device   Hardware   2019-06-19
KDE Has Made Much Progress On Usability/Productivity, But They're Still Aiming For More   KDE   2019-06-05
X.Org's XDC2019 Issues Call For Proposals On Wayland, Mesa, X.Org, Etc   X.Org   2019-05-21
KDE Plasma 5.16 To Allow Fully Configuring Touchpads With Libinput On X11   KDE   2019-05-19
Red Hat Is Looking To Hire Another Experienced Open-Source Graphics Driver Developer   Red Hat   2019-05-14
Libinput 1.13.2 Released With Better Finger Detection For Apple Touchpads   Free Software   2019-05-09
High Resolution Scroll Wheel Support Being Worked On For Wayland   Wayland   2019-04-03
Libinput 1.13 Released With Improved Touch Arbitration, Better Triple Tap Detection   Free Software   2019-03-29
Libinput 1.13 RC2 Better Detects Triple Taps   Wayland   2019-03-22
Libinput 1.13 Is Coming But High-Resolution Scrolling & Dell Totem Support Delayed   Hardware   2019-03-14
KDE Continues Getting Polished For Showing Off This Spring   KDE   2019-03-10
The Most Interesting Highlights To The Linux 5.0 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2019-02-22
Libinput Working On User-Space Support For High Resolution Scroll Wheels   X.Org   2019-01-25
Wayland Support On The BSDs Continuing To Improve   BSD   2019-01-21
Logitech High Resolution Scrolling, 700K Gaming Keyboard Sent In For Linux 4.21   Hardware   2019-01-03
KDE Plasma 5.14 On The Way To FreeBSD, KDE Wayland Soon Might Work On The BSD   KDE   2019-01-01
High Resolution Scroll-Wheel Support Re-Added Ahead Of Linux 4.21   Hardware   2018-12-09
Revised High Resolution Scroll Wheel Support For Logitech/Microsoft Mice On Linux   Hardware   2018-12-06
Libinput 1.12 Released With New Quirks System, Touchpad Improvements   Wayland   2018-09-11
Libinput 1.12 RC3 Adds New Pointer Jump Detection For Dell XPS i2c-Based Touchpads   Wayland   2018-09-04
Libinput 1.12 RC2 Continues Working On Improving Linux Touchpad Behavior   Wayland   2018-08-14
KDE Had A Very Successful Google Summer of Code 2018   KDE   2018-08-08
Libinput 1.12 Is Going To Be A Big Release For Bettering Linux Input   Wayland   2018-07-30
Libinput Gets Reworked Trackpoint Acceleration   Wayland   2018-07-13
X.Org Is Looking For A North American Host For XDC2019   X.Org   2018-06-23
Mir 0.32 Is Inching Close To Release With Many Improvements   Ubuntu   2018-06-15
Libinput 1.11 Released With Record & Replay Capabilities, New Acceleration Code   Wayland   2018-06-05
Weston Now Has Its New Touchscreen Calibrator   Wayland   2018-05-30
Evdev Driver Updated, Libinput 1.11 Prepares For Rollout With Record & Replay Support   X.Org   2018-05-29
Libinput 1.11 Is Bringing With It Many Linux Input Improvements   Wayland   2018-05-22
KDE Plasma 5.13 Beta Released With A Compelling Number Of Improvements   KDE   2018-05-18
Several DDX Drivers Aren't Yet Ready For X.Org Server 1.20   X.Org   2018-05-12
Understanding The X.Org Server's Complex Pointer Acceleration Code   X.Org   2018-05-10
The Most Interesting Google GSoC 2018 Projects: QEMU Vulkan, Virtual KMS, Nautilus GTK4   Google   2018-04-24
KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Making Great Improvements On Its Wayland Support   KDE   2018-04-22
NVIDIA & Valve Are Among Those Backing X.Org's XDC2018   X.Org   2018-04-16
Libinput Getting Support For Custom Acceleration Profiles   Wayland   2018-04-12
Libinput 1.10.4 Makes Touchpads A Bit Snappier   Wayland   2018-04-09
X.Org Developers Conference 2018 This September In Spain Is Looking For Presenters   X.Org   2018-04-02
Wayland's Weston Getting New Touchscreen Calibrator   Wayland   2018-03-23
xf86-input-libinput 0.27.0 Released   X.Org   2018-03-20
Six Candidates Are Vying For This Year's X.Org Foundation Board   X.Org   2018-03-17
Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's Mutter   GNOME   2018-03-17
GSoC 2018 Could Bring Better Video Decode, Nouveau Vulkan, Wayland Improvements   X.Org   2018-02-27
Libinput 1.10 Released With Better Palm Detection, Drops Touchpad Hysteresis   Wayland   2018-02-13
Libinput 1.10 Is On The Way To Remove Touchpad Hysteresis   Wayland   2018-01-22
Wlroots Is A New, Modular Wayland Compositor Library   Wayland   2017-12-28
Even With Wayland Around, X.Org Had A Busy 2017   X.Org   2017-12-11
Libinput Picking up Record & Replay Abilities For Input   Wayland   2017-11-28
Libinput 1.9 Released With Input Improvements, Requires Meson   X.Org   2017-10-19
It's Been Five Years That Ubuntu Has Tried To Improve For Linux Gaming   Ubuntu   2017-10-14
NixOS 17.09 Released With GNOME 3.24, Various Low-Level Improvements   Operating Systems   2017-10-02
Libinput 1.9 Is Around The Corner With New Features   Wayland   2017-09-27
Inputfd Still Being Worked On For Direct Input Access Under Wayland   Wayland   2017-08-23
Ubuntu 17.10 Still Working Towards Video Acceleration, Unity 7 Woes   Ubuntu   2017-07-08
Libinput 1.8 Released   Wayland   2017-07-03
Libinput 1.8 Switches To Meson As Its Primary Build System   Wayland   2017-06-18
X.Org XDC2017 Call for Papers On Linux Graphics & More   X.Org   2017-06-07
Mutter 3.25.2 Has Bug Fixes, Some Performance Work   GNOME   2017-05-24
XWayland Picks Up Tablet Pad Support   X.Org   2017-04-28
More Details On The Proposed Inputfd Protocol For Wayland   Wayland   2017-04-02
Students Are Missing Out On An Incredible Opportunity To Get Involved With Mesa, Wayland   Google   2017-04-01
Inputfd: Better Supporting Gaming Devices On Wayland   Wayland   2017-03-31
Libinput 1.7 Released With Support For Lid Switches, Scroll Wheel Improvements   Wayland   2017-03-22
MATE 1.18 Desktop Released, Finished Porting To GTK3   Desktop   2017-03-14
Libinput Updates For Early March   Wayland   2017-03-09
Libinput 1.7 Is Carrying A Number Of Big Features   Wayland   2017-02-23
Libinput X.Org Driver Updated With New Capabilities   X.Org   2017-02-09
Libinput 1.6 Released With New Touchpad Acceleration   Wayland   2017-01-19
X.Org Server 1.19.1 For Testing On Arch, Libinput X.Org Driver To Be Used By Default   X.Org   2017-01-14
Libinput 1.6 Is Coming Soon With Its New Touchpad Acceleration   Wayland   2017-01-10
X.Org Server Development Continues Trending Quite Low   X.Org   2016-12-27
Reworked Touchpad Acceleration For Libinput: No Longer Terrible   X.Org   2016-12-19
Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop Officially Released   Desktop   2016-11-21
Wayland For KDE Plasma 5.9 Should Shape Up Quite Nicely   KDE   2016-10-20
Fedora 26 Planning To Drop The Synaptics X.Org Driver   Fedora   2016-10-20
Libinput X.Org Driver Updated For X.Org Server 1.19   X.Org   2016-09-30
Wayland 1.12 RC2 Released, Libinput 1.5.0 Is Out   Wayland   2016-09-14
GNOME/GTK Support For Drawing Tablets On Wayland Is Feature Complete   GNOME   2016-08-24
Enlightenment's EFL 1.18 Released With New Wayland, Input Functionality Plus EWebkit   Desktop   2016-08-16
Libinput 1.4 Marks The Project Being "Done" For Its Original Goals   Wayland   2016-07-19
Libinput 1.4 Officially Released With Graphics Tablet Modes & More   Wayland   2016-07-18
X.Org Server Development Continues Trending Lower   X.Org   2016-07-16
Libinput 1.4 Release Candidate   Hardware   2016-07-12
Mode Switching Coming For Graphics Tablets In Libinput 1.4   Hardware   2016-07-11
Better Input Device Support Is Coming To KDE's KWin On Wayland   KDE   2016-05-11
Libinput 1.3 Brings Tablet Pads Support   Wayland   2016-05-10
Libinput 1.3 Steps Closer To Being Released   Wayland   2016-04-21
Libinput Adds A Touchpad Software Middle Button   Wayland   2016-04-06
Tablet Support Added To Wayland-Protocols 1.3   Wayland   2016-03-10
KDE Plasma 5.6 Is Getting Ready With More Wayland Improvements   KDE   2016-03-02
The State Of Graphics Tablet Support For Libinput   Wayland   2016-03-01
Libinput 1.2 Officially Released   Wayland   2016-02-23
Clutter 1.25.6 Released   GNOME   2016-02-18
Libinput 1.2 Steps Closer To Reality   Wayland   2016-02-15
Why Enlightenment & Tizen Love Wayland   Wayland   2016-02-03
Libinput 1.2 Is Focused On Graphics Tablet Support   Wayland   2016-01-28
Libinput 1.1.5 Released, Still Dealing With Multi-Touch Woes   Hardware   2016-01-25
Are You Sure You Want X.Org To Die?   X.Org   2016-01-18
GNOME 3.20 To Have Better Support For Airplane/WiFi Hot Keys   GNOME   2016-01-10
Libinput Patches Add Three-Finger Pinch   Wayland   2016-01-08
X.Org Server Development Slows To Lowest Point In A Decade   X.Org   2016-01-04
The Biggest Wayland & Mir News Of The Year   Wayland   2015-12-29
Mir 0.18 Release Brings Prep Work For Vulkan, Libinput By Default   Ubuntu   2015-12-22
Clear Linux Powered Solus 1.0 Linux OS Set For Release This Week   Clear Linux   2015-12-21
A Call To Move Games Outside Of Linux Desktop Environments, Own Wayland/KMS Setup   KDE   2015-12-10
Daily Builds Of Wayland & Weston For Ubuntu   Wayland   2015-12-08
Mir Gets Automatic Probing For Input Platforms   Ubuntu   2015-11-25
It Was Five Years Ago Since Ubuntu Thought They Would Switch To Wayland   Wayland   2015-11-06