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Multi-touch comes to Ubuntu 10.10

Canonical have just announced the release of uTouch 1.0 – a new multi-touch and gesture ‘stack’ to ship with Ubuntu 10.10

From the official press release: -

“Our multi-touch team has worked closely with the Linux kernel and X.org communities to improve drivers, add support for missing features, and participate in the touch advances being made in open source world. To complete the stack, we’ve created an open source gesture recognition engine and defined |a gesture API that provides a means for applications to obtain and use gesture events from the uTouch gesture engine.”

“The Maverick cycle has seen us produce several prototypes for gesture recognition software and the Ubuntu archives now include the results of that effort.”

“Touch will be part of the Ubuntu Netbook, Desktop and Light products from 10.10 and beyond.”