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Canonical's X Gesture Extension Being Re-Evaluated

Aug 30, 2010, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"Earlier this month Canonical introduced its own multi-touch framework for Ubuntu that is set to premiere with Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" and it's called UTouch and is joined by their own gesture/touch language. That same day as announcing UTouch for Ubuntu that will support devices like the Apple Magic TrackPad and Dell XT2, Canonical proposed the X.Org Gesture Extension to the X.Org development community. While it's good to see Canonical making more contributions to upstream projects that it depends upon for Ubuntu Linux, the X.Org Gesture Extension is already being re-evaluated and may in fact not be needed.

"Since Canonical's Chase Douglas published his xorg-devel email in which he laid out their proposed specification for X.Org Gesture Extension protocol v1.0, there's been some dissenting opinions by X.Org developers about how the gesture recognition should be handled"

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