X11, MIDI and other Linux improvements


Hello everyone,

I am happy to announce that we have pushed to develop many Linux improvements to JUCE. Here is a brief description about the changes:

  • Several ALSA Sequencer MIDI improvements;
  • Removed X11 dependency from JUCE_events module;
  • Several bug fixes.

If you want to know more, please check the commit.

We invite you all to try out and test it. If you find any bugs, please don’t hesitate to report.


Run JUCE on Intel Edison?
Headless JUCE app with ApplicationCommandTarget
Splash screen for Personal JUCE 5 license?

Sorry for repeating this =)
But may be you have some plans for wayland support and for multy-touch support?
That would be cool! =)

TI sitara linux supports only wayland =(


We definitely want to support wayland. It is in our road-map, but I can’t promise any dates.


I know that any estimates are pain, but probably you can tell is it possible to get multi-touch and wayland support in near future?
TI does not support X11 in their Sitara Linux SDK =(


Sorry, but we don’t have any immediate plans to support wayland.


How about multi-touch support for X11?

JUCE framework seems prepared since we have it on other platforms, so hopefully not a complicated task?


Wayland support would be great…


Multi touch support on X11 requires support for XInput2. Or JUCE could go more generic and support libinput, but then it won’t work with other X11 apps. So I guess for embedded this shouldn’t be a problem. It’s definitely a fun hacking project… :slight_smile:


May I also ask if there are plans to implement it in the near future?


It’s something we are aware of but we have not scheduled any work on this.


May we expect the wayland / multi-touch support or there is no any hope for that?


Hey guys,

Thanks for the update.
What about the compatibility with the VST3 SDK ?