mtdev - Multitouch Protocol Translation Library
The mtdev is a stand-alone library which transforms all variants of kernel MT events to the slotted type B protocol. The events put into mtdev may be from any MT device, specifically type A without contact tracking, type A with contact tracking, or type B with contact tracking. See the kernel documentation for further details.

The bulk of the mtdev code has been out there since 2008, as part of the Multitouch X Driver. With this package, finger tracking and seamless MT protocol handling is available under a free license.


05APR2024 - mtdev v1.1.7 released

Build maintenance release.

26JAN2020 - mtdev v1.1.6 released

Build maintenance release.

28FEB2014 - mtdev v1.1.5 released

Build maintenance release.


mtdev-1.1.7.tar.gz mtdev-1.1.7.tar.bz2

mtdev-1.1.6.tar.gz mtdev-1.1.6.tar.bz2

mtdev-1.1.5.tar.gz mtdev-1.1.5.tar.bz2


git clone


Copyright (C) 2010 Henrik Rydberg
Copyright (C) 2010 Canonical Ltd.


MIT (X11) License

The mtdev library was released under the MIT licence in collaboration with Canonical, Ltd.

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