Re: touch events

On Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 08:26:43PM +0100, Simon Schampijer wrote:
> On 02/03/2012 01:44 AM, Alberto Ruiz wrote:
> >2012/2/2 Benjamin Otte<otte gnome org>
> >
> >>So from reading Matthias' mails it seems to me that this is the first
> >>step, so we should get this right first. We should have a good idea of
> >>where we want to go, but we don't need to merge the full multitouch
> >>branch to get touch events. So let's start small.
> >>Note that I do not have any touch-capable devices, so I have no way to
> >>test the things I'm suggesting here. All I can and will do for now is
> >>API review.
> >>
> >>
> >Just FYI, if anyone wants to get a device to test this, the Apple magic
> >trackpad works on Linux and it is really neat for testing.
> >
> >Chase Douglas and the other touch engineers in the System teams use it for
> >the gesture support development in Ubuntu. It is a good workaround if you
> >don't want to buy a whole multitouch capable tablet(pc).
> The Apple magic trackpad sounds interesting, indeed. I am using here
> the Wetab [1] with Fedora rawhide and the gtk-multitouch branch to
> explore the touchscreen possibilities until Fedora-ARM gets ready
> for rawhide so I can run on the XO-1.75/touch [2]. Was wondering the
> other day what devices others were using.

note that depending on how recent your laptop is, it may support multitouch.
I've got a x220t and the touchpad in it works fine*.


* for multitouch anyway, it's flaky for some other things...

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