Ubuntu 10.10 Multitouch

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 19, 2010

The move to integrate multitouch technology in Ubuntu 10.10 leaves ZDNet Blog author, Dana Blankenhorn, wondering what devices Ubuntu is now designed for. As mentioned in the blog, Shuttleworth insists that multitouch can be as useful on a desktop as well as on a phone or tablet. Also, the code will be published on Launchpad under the GPLv3 and LGPLv3.

Shuttleworth says Ubuntu’s implementation is more sophisticated than what Apple uses on the iPhone.

"Shuttleworth may argue now that Ubuntu’s implementation will be far more sophisticated than what Apple uses on the iPhone, a touch language that could resemble computing commands in their complexity.

"Apple may claim a patent on its mousetrap, but can it claim to control all methods for catching mice?

"On the Canonical blog all this is referenced as uTouch 1.0, a multitouch and gesture 'stack' that will include a gesture recognition engine and an API. The post said the work began with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Several prototypes are already being tested."

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