[ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-synaptics 1.0.0

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sun Feb 1 16:07:16 PST 2009

Finally, we decided to go for a 1.0 release since 0.99.3 has been slumbering
for too long.

Notable improvements since the 0.15.2 release:
- Improved device autoscaling. The device now reads the kernel's event
  interface and adjusts most parameters based on the information received.
  This gives a unified feel to all touchpads without the need for
  Of course, this doesn't work if your touchpad is lying about its
  dimensions, so manual configuration may still be required.

- Support for input device properties (and thus run-time configuration without

- Build fixes for BSD so the touchpad actually works again.

Note: Due to the ubiquity of multi-touch capable touchpads, the driver will
pick two-finger scrolling over edge scrolling if two-finger detection is
supported by the hardware. Edge-scrolling is then disabled.

Kernels up to excluding 2.6.29 announce multi-touch capabilities for all
synaptics touchpads even if the hardware does not support it. If you have a
such a touchpad, you will need to enable edge scrolling explicitly in the

Please file any bugs against the Input/synaptics component.


Alan Coopersmith (1):
      Remove xorgconfig & xorgcfg from See Also list in man page

Christoph Brill (1):
      FDI: Add few examples suggested by Christian Schmitt <chris at ilovelinux.de>

Peter Hutterer (2):
      properties: implement float properties.
      synaptics 1.0

git tag: xf86-input-synaptics-1.0.0

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