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[openFATE 310758] Multitouch input layer from X.Org Server 1.10 for opensuse 11.4
Feature changed by: Jedi Beeftrix (Jedibeeftrix)
Feature #310758, revision 18
Title: Multitouch input layer from X.Org Server 1.10 for opensuse 11.4

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: jimbo bigcreed (dimble_thricefoon)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
A request for the multi-touch support to be included in opensuse 11.4
via Multi-Pointer-X, due to be rolled into X.org Server 1.10 in mid
February 2011.
Ubuntu are also trying to include this but are concerned, as I imagine
the opensuse devs will be, by the scheduled release date being so close
to distro deadlines for their spring release.
However, if it is not possible to include 1.10 would it be possible to
do what Ubuntu have discussed, and back-port the entire input layer
from X.Org Server 1.10 into their 1.9 build so they can have the latest
multi (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODcyMg#) -
touch work.
* Thu, Jan 20 2011, openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 6 release
* Thu, Feb 10 2011, openSUSE 11.4 RC 1 release
* Fri, Feb 25 2011, openSUSE 11.4 RC 2 release
* Thu, Mar 03 2011, openSUSE 11.4 Goldmaster
* Thu, Mar 10 2011, openSUSE 11.4 Public Release


Discussion:
#1: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2010-11-14 15:52:33)
looks like X Input 2.1 multi-touch functionality is complete, but won't
be merged in time to make x.server 1.10 anyway:
 
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODc4NA
 
however, the developer does say:
 
""The xserver source code is essentially 1.9 plus a backport of the X
input ABI 12 work. I believe it should be trivial to rebase the xserver
patches on top of master, and I will likely do so after the merge
window closes for 1.10 on Dec 1st.""
 
so the opportuntiy exists to have multi-touch functionality at least
enabled in opensuse 11.4 and ubuntu 11.04.............
 
so how about opensuse devs, can we have it please? :)

#2: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2010-12-02 12:18:10) (reply to #1)
this might also be very handy for Smeegol.

#3: jimbo bigcreed (dimble_thricefoon) (2010-12-03 12:33:02)
update on X-Input 2.1:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODg1OQ

#4: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2010-12-05 13:26:50) (reply to #3)
might also be very relevant for the opensuse ARM openfate request.

#5: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2010-12-18 14:04:23)
another xinput multitouch update:
http://www.fooishbar.org/blog/tech/x/multitouch-2010-12-17-18-22.html

#6: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2010-12-21 10:54:16)
on a related note - X.org 7.6 is out too:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODk0MQ

#7: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2010-12-25 02:38:27)
another good use for these patches is the decision to port unity to
opensuse: https://features.opensuse.org/310804
how about it, can we have these patches?

#8: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2010-12-29 23:02:18)
the fourth version of multi-touch input is ready:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODk1OQ

#9: Ricardo CHUNG (amonthoth) (2011-01-07 20:01:25)
If it is possible to get it included in oS 11.4 will give openSUSE a
competitive advantage on this fast growing market for tablet, pad,
books-like devices over other distros for a while.

#10: Lee Matheson (oldcpu) (2011-05-06 17:09:29)
In addition to GINN (the Canonical multitouch app) there is also
another multitouch for Linux project by ENAC:
http://lii-enac.fr/en/architecture/linux-input/multitouch-howto.html I
think the source code is available, although I can not tell from the
page if it is available under any version of the GPL.

#11: Lee Matheson (oldcpu) (2011-05-06 21:12:32) (reply to #10)
There is also the evdev change from the ENAC site of Carlos Garnacho
with his blog entry here in January 2010
http://blogs.gnome.org/carlosg/2010/01/29/multi-touch-support-in-linuxxorggtk/
followed later by his June-2010 discussions for proposed improvements
here: http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2010-June/009479.html and
his development page here:
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~carlosg/xf86-input-evdev/log/?h=multitouch-subdevs
I do not have a multitouch device so I can not test nor comment on the
above, other than offer as a possibility to be considered as possible
an openFate investigation of this feature by someone.

#12: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2011-05-15 14:34:27)
the multi-touch input stuff is now scheduled for x-server 1.12, does
this put it out of the timeframe available for opensuse 12.1
integration for november?

+ #13: Jedi Beeftrix (jedibeeftrix) (2011-06-01 12:12:25) (reply to #12)
+ almost certainly not as i believe that 1.11 is scheduled for august.




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