Thursday, August 11, 2022
The new XWAYLAND extension is available
As of xorgproto 2022.2, we have a new X11 protocol extension. First, you may rightly say "whaaaat? why add new extensions to the X prot...
Friday, March 4, 2022
libei - adding support for passive contexts
A quick reminder: libei is the lib rary for e mulated i nput. It comes as a pair of C libraries, libei for the client side and libeis for...
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
The xf86-input-wacom driver hits 1.0
After roughly 20 years and counting up to 0.40 in release numbers, I've decided to call the next version of the xf86-input-wacom driv...
Thursday, September 23, 2021
What's new in XI 2.4 - touchpad gestures
After a nine year hiatus, a new version of the X Input Protocol is out. Credit for the work goes to Povilas Kanapickas, who also implemented...
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
An Xorg release without Xwayland
Xorg is about to released . And it's a release without Xwayland. And... wait, what? Let's unwind this a bit, and ideally you s...
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
libinput and high-resolution wheel scrolling
Gut Ding braucht Weile. Almost three years ago, we added high-resolution wheel scrolling to the kernel (v5.0). The desktop stack however wa...
Flatpak portals - how do they work?
I've been working on portals recently and one of the issues for me was that the documentation just didn't quite hit the sweet spo...
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