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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Posted May 24, 2012 3:35 UTC (Thu) by whot (subscriber, #50317)
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Posted May 24, 2012 5:13 UTC (Thu) by tajyrink (subscriber, #2750)
Note though that there is another variant used in some Zenbooks from Sentelic, and multi-touch support for that is only in some git repositories, whereas Elantech supports lives for example in the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS kernel.
Posted May 24, 2012 12:07 UTC (Thu) by bats999 (subscriber, #70285)
Curiously, "Linux version available in March 2012". I have no idea what that means exactly.
Posted May 24, 2012 14:35 UTC (Thu) by cnd (subscriber, #50542)
Multitouch touchscreens are a different story. Unfortunately, I wouldn't "recommend" any touchscreens you can find on the market today on traditional laptops or monitors. I have heard of monitors with a newer eGalax touchscreen that supports five touches, but I haven't played with one to be sure. The best touchscreens are actually found on Android tablets. They tend to have the Atmel maXTouch chip, which recognizes and tracks many simultaneous touches. However, you have to figure out how to get a Linux desktop running on them first, and they aren't really designed for that.
I personally develop with a laptop with an N-Trig touchscreen. It does a passable job for development purposes, but it often drops touches or emits touches that don't exist.
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