MPX and multitouch

Peter Hutterer peter at
Tue May 13 16:23:46 PDT 2008

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 12:09:43AM +0900, Jordi Polo wrote:
>    On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 1:13 AM, Daniel Stone <daniel at>
>    wrote:
>    On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 04:44:27PM +0100, Peter Clifton wrote:
>    > On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 00:10 +0900, Jordi Polo wrote:
>    > > To further clarify it, I will not create gestures from multiple
>    cursor
>    > > devices but from single multitouch devices.
>    > > The basic idea is take the events from X, convert them to QEvents,
>    > > give them to a library to create gestures and send gestures and
>    events
>    > > that wasn't recognized as gestures to KDE apps.
>    >
>    > Is there a lower level this can work at, such that the library is
>    useful
>    > to non KDE applications as well?
>    >
>    > It would be nice if this kind of logic would behave uniformly across
>    a
>    > platform, whether an app uses QT, GTK, other..
>      If someone wants to design a cross-toolkit library that does this,
>      I'm
>      sure they'd be more than welcome. :)
>    I don't feel very comfortable out of Qt but I agree that doing it so
>    that it can be reused is the best solution. I guess that it can
>    eventually be proposed for fd.o.
>    I will ask to the KDE people if they would use a non-qt lib for
>    something like that.
>    Anyway, I don't find any reference to the blobs events in the MPX web.
>    Tomorrow I will try to compile it (it seems difficult)

unfortunately the branch containing blob events is currently orphaned and has
been for a while. plans are to take it up again in the next months, but IIRC
right now it doesn't even build.


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