Friday, October 20, 2006

Multiseat in Mandriva 2007

I was on the web, looking for information on Xephyr, when I accidentally discovered an interesting feature. The Mandriva 2007 Linux distribution includes in the standard repositories a version of Xephyr with evdev support.

In the changelog, you can find that the 'evdev' patch has been included:

* Tue Jul 04 2006 Gustavo Pichorim Boiko <..mail@removed..>
+ 2006-07-03 11:05:06 (38323)
- Removed the FIXME lines. All fixed.
- Added a patch providing evdev support for the Xephyr kdrive server. It is used
for multihead/multiseat solutions

So, I now have an additional TO DO in my pending tasks: Test if a multiterminal configuration can be obtained using a standard distribution without additional external packages or patches. Maybe Mandriva 2007 will be the first affirmative answer.