Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: X.Org Multi-Touch Support Finally Set To Land

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    15,681

    Default X.Org Multi-Touch Support Finally Set To Land

    Phoronix: X.Org Multi-Touch Support Finally Set To Land

    Multi-touch support is finally ready for the X.Org world! Peter Hutterer has submitted the patches for X.Org Server 1.12 that deliver on multi-touch support with the X Input 2.2 extension...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTAyODc

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    472

    Default

    Great news. The faster Linux has complete multi-touch the better to make up lost time in the tablet/moble market.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    116

    Default

    I just have one burning question: What took 'em so damn long?
    What is so inherently difficult about MT that the X.org support was delayed for so long while even now the support "is not yet perfect"?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Vilnius, Lithuania
    Posts
    2,672

    Default

    Glad to hear that, that should help projects like Plasma Active quite a bit!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    472

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JeanPaul145 View Post
    I just have one burning question: What took 'em so damn long?
    What is so inherently difficult about MT that the X.org support was delayed for so long while even now the support "is not yet perfect"?
    I'm only guessing but X.org would be adding a hardware-interface to multitouch, and giving abstraction too for over a network xorg session.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    291

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JeanPaul145 View Post
    I just have one burning question: What took 'em so damn long?
    What is so inherently difficult about MT that the X.org support was delayed for so long while even now the support "is not yet perfect"?
    X already has three separate input protocols (original core input, Xi 1.x, and Xi 2.x) which need to operate in parallel, and the touch support adds a fourth. Additionally, the grab model makes life very difficult (as evidenced by the years it took to develop MPX), and since no other systems rely on grabs, we had to work it all out for ourselves.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI, USA
    Posts
    884

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by daniels View Post
    X already has three separate input protocols (original core input, Xi 1.x, and Xi 2.x) which need to operate in parallel, and the touch support adds a fourth. Additionally, the grab model makes life very difficult (as evidenced by the years it took to develop MPX), and since no other systems rely on grabs, we had to work it all out for ourselves.
    Thanks for the response, and for all the hard work. I've been looking forward to the day that my Macbook's touchpad works as well in gnome shell as it does in Mac OS.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •