"In our article earlier this week looking at the status of X.Org
7.4, one of the features originally planned for integration in this
X Server release was MPX, or Multi-Pointer X. While it's been in
development for over two years and has been at an experimental
state, it's been featured in popular YouTube videos as this is the
technology on Linux that allows multiple keyboards and mice to be
attached to a single system and MPX allows these input devices to
function independently on the same windowing system. For those of
you interested in this desktop technology, it's been announced that
MPX will finally be merged into the mainline X.Org tree later this
"Multi-Pointer X was developed by Peter Hutterer at the
University of South Australia as part of his PhD project, with
development work starting in 2005..."
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