[ANNOUNCE] libinput 0.11.0

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sun Feb 22 16:59:09 PST 2015

A new release of libinput, 0.11.0, is now available.

This release is ABI-compatible with libinput 0.10, new functions have been

A new function is available:
this call deprecates
and provides the same functionality. A simple search/replace is sufficient
to avoid the compiler warning.

The two new features added in this release are device groups and the use of
udev tagging for device identification.
Device groups are a labelling system to allow callers to identify which
libinput devices are part of the same physical device. All devices in the
same device group return the same opaque libinput_device_group object. Those
objects carry no other information otherwise. The set of new APIs


Prior to this release, libinput had its own logic for deciding whether a
device was a mouse, a touchpad, a tablet, etc. These rules were sometimes at
odds with the udev id_input builtin causing some misdetection. For this
release, we have switched to using ID_INPUT_* tags to determine the device
type. This enables local overrides as well where necessary (e.g. libwacom
tags all known tablets as ID_INPUT_TABLET). For more information, see:

The full commit shortlog is below.

Benjamin Tissoires (2):
      evdev: retrieve udev tags
      Use LIBINPUT_DEVICE_GROUP from udev as group identifier

Marek Chalupa (1):
      add simple symbols leak checker

Peter Hutterer (19):
      Introduce device groups to group logical devices together
      doc: document that we're ignoring position-less clicks
      README: Add the libinput component to the bugzilla URL
      evdev: switch to using udev's device tagging system
      doc: add a dot graph for device groups and two missing @refs
      evdev: add missing %s for accelerometer tagging
      Add two missing @ref tags
      Add libinput_device_pointer_has_button over the plain has_button
      tools: print the device group in event-debug
      Add udev bits to assign LIBINPUT_DEVICE_GROUP
      evdev: check the first parent of the event node for ID_INPUT tags
      Rename noaccel to unaccel for consistency
      udev: fix a race condition if a device disappears before we get a handle
      cosmetic: drop double empty lines
      test: fix Coverity complaints
      cosmetic: fix a whitespace issue
      doc: add missing space
      doc: document udev device tagging
      configure.ac: libinput 0.11.0

git tag: 0.11.0

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