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Re: Bug#603534: ITP: xf86-input-multitouch -- Multitouch X input driver


2010/11/18 Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 14:29:30 +0900, Nobuhiro Iwamatsu wrote:
>> > Does this driver have any sort of future at all?
>> >
>> This driver is necessary in new Macbook / Macbook pro.
>> This will not be necessary if xorg 1.8 or 1.9 is in unstable, and the
>> evdev driver who
>> supported MT comes to be usable.
>> Do you know whether multitouch in latest xf86-input-evde is already usable ?
> multitouch in XI2 will probably have to wait at least for xserver 1.11.
> Driver support likely at the same time.  Apps/toolkits, OTOH, I have no
> idea.

I see.

> I'm not sure what sort of kludge xf86-input-multitouch is using
> to get MT data to clients.  Maybe it doesn't, and just handles gesture
> recognition in the driver?
xf86-input-multitouch use mtdev library[0].
This library get kernel MT events and converts to protocol of typeB.
I already ITP mtdev and this is in new queue.

BTW, xf86-input-multitouch works in my environment.
I want to maintain this till evdev which supported multitouch is
installed in Debian.

Best regards,

[0]: http://bitmath.org/code/mtdev/
Nobuhiro Iwamatsu
   iwamatsu at {nigauri.org / debian.org}
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