On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 03:38:04PM +0100, Rave it wrote: > Am Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:00:07 +0000 > schrieb devel-announce-requ...@lists.fedoraproject.org: > > > Message: 1 > > Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:42:11 +0100 > > From: Jaroslav Reznik <jrez...@redhat.com> > > To: devel-annou...@lists.fedoraproject.org > > Subject: F22 System Wide Change: Change xorg input stack to use > > libinput > > Message-ID: <4092034.fsnsvv0...@dhcp-0-163.brq.redhat.com> > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" > > > > = Proposed System Wide Change: Change xorg input stack to use libinput = > > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/LibinputForXorg > > > > Change owner(s): Hans de Goede <hdego...@redhat.com> > > > > Replace the current (low-level) input xorg drivers with libinput using the > > xorg-x11-drv-libinput wrapper. > > > > == Detailed Description == > > Currently xorg uses different input drivers depending on the device type. > > This > > makes it impossible to do things like middle button scrolling on the > > trackpoint on laptops where the trackpoint buttons are software-emulated > > buttons on the touchpad. Besides this the xf86-input-synaptics driver was > > never really designed for multi-touch touchpads and this causes various > > issues. > > > > For Wayland we've been working on a new improved input stack, which is to > > be > > shared by all compositors and lives inside libinput. We plan to replace the > > current (low-level) input xorg drivers with libinput using the xorg-x11-drv- > > libinput wrapper. > > > > == Scope == > > Besides xorg changes, this will also require changes to the control panel > > applets for mouse / touchpad configuration in the various desktop > > environments, > > as those all are hardcoded to use the xorg-x11-drv-synaptics specific > > interfaces. > > > > * Proposal owners: > > Package libinput and xorg-drv-input-libinput (done), make sure that > > xorg-drv- > > input-libinput has the necessary config interfaces for control panel > > mouse/touchpad config applets (wip). Write patches for gnome-control-center > > mouse/touchpad capplet. Coordinate with other desktop environments. > > > > * Other developers: > > GNOME: merge the gnome-control-center patches. KDE: limits itself to > > standard > > X11 mouse config interfaces, no changes needed. Other Desktop Environments: > > adjust control-panel code to deal with xorg-x11-drv-libinput, merge these > > changes. > > > > * Release engineering: N/A > > * Policies and guidelines: N/A > > I would be very helpful if you could target a x-server version when > control-center apps should be ready for this change, to help upstreams. > Can we expect that those x-server changes also land in other distro later? > Or is this limited to fedora only?
The X server version is independent of this change. You can install and use xorg-x11-drv-libinput right now and while I haven't tested it, the driver probably works with anything newer than F18 or so. Cheers, Peter -- devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/devel Fedora Code of Conduct: http://fedoraproject.org/code-of-conduct