Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Fri Sep 5 04:12:28 PDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 10:43:24AM +0100, John Tapsell wrote:
> What would it take to modify, say, kwin (kde's WM)  to support
> multiple cursors?  Is it fairly straightforward?

modifying compiz was fairly straightforward - at least to get the basic

It's a number of steps:
 - ensure that _all_ internal assumptions are changed to multi-device (e.g.
   focusing, grabs, ...)
 - change all core event handling to XI event handling
 - find user interface paradigms that actually work (good luck :)

This is complicated by the fact that XI2 is not stable yet, so you may do the
work and need to change it when we break the API later again.


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