Laptop Touchscreen (was: Re: Roadmap 2021)

Alexander Boettcher alexander.boettcher at
Tue Jan 5 15:17:41 CET 2021


On 04.01.21 22:47, John J. Karcher wrote:
> On 1/4/21 11:33 AM, Sebastian Sumpf wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> my main topics for 2020 have been Android pass through support on iMX8,
>> touch screen and OLED display drivers for the same platform, as well as
>> LTE modem support for Genode.
> This reminds me of something I meant to ask about when you posted your Genodians article on adding ARM touchscreen support: What would be involved with bringing touchscreen support to the PC platform?
> I don't know if anyone is familiar with the interface(s) for active pens, which would be the icing on the cake, but it would be really nice to be able to test whatever touch UIs are developed for phones/tablets on the laptop as well.

the general support was added already in 2015 (see release notes [0]) for one specific touch device used with one notebook back then.

Since then, however, the topic was not relevant anymore nor integrated with Sculpt. It boils down to write or port the touch device driver for the desired/specific notebook, calibrate/sync the resolution of the touch device to the currently used screen resolution in Sculpt and potentially additional UI work.



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