Linked by Elv13 on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 00:00 UTC
Linux "As the Linux desktop increases in popularity, the user interface experience has become increasingly important. For example, most laptops today have multitouch capabilities that have yet to be fully exposed and exploited in the free software ecosystem. Soon we will be carrying around multitouch tablets with a traditional Linux desktop or similar foundation. In order to provide a high-quality and rich experience we must fully exploit multitouch gestures. The uTouch stack developed by Canonical aims to provide a foundation for gestures on the Linux desktop."
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RE: About time
by Elv13 on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 18:35 UTC in reply to "About time"
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Alps and Synaptics dual finger scrolling work on Linux since 2005. Apple introduced multitouch touchpad in 2008 with the unibody MacBook pro.

Multitouch touchpad work on Ubuntu since 2010, but that implementation was rejected in favor of fixing XInput. This is a layer on top of that solution replacing the older one.

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