MPX... el futuro "Surface" de Linux ?

Me entero gracias a la lista de LugParana, por
medio de Jorge, que no solo Microsoft tiene
su "surface", sino que tambien esta MPX para
linux, sacando textualmente de la pagina...
Que es MPX?

he Multi-Pointer X Server (MPX) is a modification
of the X Server. A standard X Server only provides
one mouse cursor (pointer) and one keyboard focus,
regardless of the number of input devices connected.
MPX provides the user with multiple mouse cursors
and multiple keyboard foci. Multicursor applications
have been developed in the past but MPX is the
first implementation of a multicursor windowing
system (or a multicursor X server).

MPX devices are independent. Each cursor is a
true system cursor and different pointers can
operate in multiple applications simultaneously.
This allows for two-handed interaction and/or
collaboration on a single display. MPX is compatible
to legacy applications such as the GIMP, the
Firefox web browser and numerous other applications.
Keyboards provide multiple keyboard foci.
So you can actually type into several applications at once.
Both mice and keyboards can be hot-plugged.

MPX is significantly different to solutions
like cpnmouse, SDGToolkit, MIDDesktop and other
toolkits or applications. It is fairly easy under
most operating systems to write an application or
toolkit to support multiple input devices. It is
trickier to support the same for legacy applications.
Supporting new and legacy applications
at the same time is hard.

MPX changes the windowing system, the environment
for all graphical applications. This way, legacy
applications are supported and provided with
extra features. New applications can use the
multi-pointer facilities and thus create novel
interaction methods at the same time.
That is why we think that the windowing system
is the correct place to support
multiple input devices.

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