Asked by Shaun Husain on 2010-10-26

Wondering if there's some way to use the multi-touch features enabled in Ubuntu 10.10 using a home-built FTIR setup that uses CCV to create TUIO protocol messages. I'd seen some things on how to do this using some packages that needed to be manually installed in 10.04 but not sure what the procedure would be to have it picked up as a device or what work would need to be done to build a driver if necessary to capture the input from the UDP stream?

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Mathieu Virbel (tito-bankiz) said : #1

A student of Stephane Chatty is working on Tuio-uinput projet. I'm also waiting more information this week from the student, have exactly the same needs :)

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aras (arasbm) said : #3

I am also very interested in this. We have two TUIO based tables in our lab that both are running Ubuntu 10.10. I sometimes use mouse simulators and also tried the TUIO compiz plugin. But, it would be great if I could bridge TUIO with UTouch. Can anyone provide more information on this?

Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) said : #4

Stephane Chatty recently emailed the multi-touch-dev list, seeking information on getting the TUIO work into Ubuntu (as well as another utility). We're going to try to make this happen for Natty (but at this point, it will require a Feature Freeze Exception).

If that doesn't happen, we can make sure the utilities are available in a PPA on Launchpad until Natty+1, and then land the software in Natty+1 (universe).

aras (arasbm) said : #5

Thats great! I am very excited about all the multi-touch development in Natty. Cant wait to try it out.

I really hope the TUIO bridge make it to Ubuntu. It will open up a to a whole new world of interesting demos.

Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) said : #6

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Duncan McGreggor (oubiwann) said : #7

Here are the repositories that Chatty has been working on (and managing):

In particular, these:
 * linux-input/tuiototouch.git
 * linux-input/mtdiag.git

These aren't in Ubuntu yet, but ENAC uses Ubuntu, so these should work. For additional support, please email the multi-touch-dev list:

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