Add support for native touch events (not converted to mouse events)

Bug #1635047 reported by Emanuele Sorce on 2016-10-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg-server (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Libertine translate touchscreen's inputs in mouse inputs before give them to an Xapp. This isn't good. Some X apps have already touch integration, but this make harder to use X apps whit a touchscreen. I appreciate your work, and I know that if you have programmed libertine in that way there is a why, this is only a suggestion/feedback.

Larry Price (larryprice) wrote :

Libertine does not manipulate or control input events. This transformation might be happening within Xmir or Unity8. Most of these "legacy" X apps don't have touch integration since they were designed for mouse and keyboard, so I don't believe it would be a good idea to never translate touch events anyhow.

Is there some app in particular that's giving you trouble? If it's a Qt app, it should be possible to repackage it for native use on Unity 8. If it's a GTK app, that functionality should also be coming in the next few months.

As always, thanks for your feedback. I'm going to mark this as Invalid for now since we are not in control.

Changed in libertine:
status: New → Invalid
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2016-10-20
tags: added: xmir
Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: input
summary: - A touch event shouldn't be given to an Xapp like a mouse event
+ Add support for native touch events (not converted to mouse events)
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