Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jul 2007 19:54 UTC, submitted by archiesteel
X11, Window Managers Peter Hutterer, the man behind the multiple pointer X server, has released an update to MPX server, adding support for multitouch displays. "MPX already supported multiple input devices. Which blows pretty much all assumptions in user interfaces (input) out of the water. Now I've gone one step further and added support for multi-touch displays."
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by broken_symlink on Sun 15th Jul 2007 11:50 UTC
broken_symlink
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2005-07-06

is there a difference between a multi-touch display and a touchscreen in terms of hardware, or can any touchscreen work with mpx?

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RE: difference
by hobgoblin on Sun 15th Jul 2007 16:13 in reply to "difference"
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2005-07-06

normally a touch screen can only register one point of contact. or if multiple ones are made, the avaraged center between them.

but i have a feel that as the iphone meme gets moving, the default will be multi-touch screens. hell, it may well be that any touch screen can do multi-touch but is limited in hardware or software as the creator didnt see the need (had a stylus in mind and so on).

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