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Re: libinput support in Eamcs?

From: Alan Third
Subject: Re: libinput support in Eamcs?
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 22:28:35 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.0 (2018-05-17)

On Mon, Aug 06, 2018 at 04:55:45PM +0200, Lars Ingebrigtsen wrote:
> But apparently, Linux is moving away from the older input libraries
> (synaptics for touchpad and libev for general events) and to libinput,
> both on X and Wayland.  From what I understand, it's deemed to be The
> Future.
> (Please correct me if I misunderstand.)

That is my understanding too.

> And this is really low-level, so we'd have to write higher-level
> function to translate this all to sensible events.

This is what really put me off trying to use libinput2 directly. I
thought the best option is to use GTK, which might need to be a native
port to GTK, as Emacs currently ignores GTK’s event handling

That clearly doesn’t help with other X toolkits, but I believe it
would provide us with a similar set of basic touch events on X,
Wayland, macOS and (I think) Windows.

Although writing a GTK port just for touch events seems a little
Alan Third

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