How to Install the Multi-touch Plugin for Compiz

A few people have asked me how to install the compiz multi-touch plugin so here is a quick guide (for recent editions of ubuntu).  I’d like to thank all the developers who provided the original code and modifications for this plugin.  I just consolidated their code, they did all the hard work.

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Multi-touch Interaction with Windows 7 and Ubuntu

Using the new multi-touch tables at Durham University provided by Ness Furniture we tried out the currently available multi-touch features of two operating systems.  The first operating system is Windows 7 which comes with some simple multi-touch features, mostly mouse emulation and image manipulation.

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Control of Compiz Multi-touch plugin using input from an iPhone

I’ve recently made some corrections to the compiz multi-touch plugin so to test the change I installed the plugin on my netbook.  However I can’t get access to any multi-touch podiums or tables.  Infact the only multi-touch device I have access to is an iphone.  Therefore I’ve decided to use an iphone touch to TUIO app.

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