John Davidorff Pell
jpell.lists at mac.com
Sat Nov 5 00:13:22 PST 2005
(please ignore the accidental post immediately prior to this that
inadvertently hijacked an existing thread)
I have decided to write a new implementation of the X server. My goal
is partly educational, but also functional. I plan on writing a new-
style rootless X server for Mac OS X. Of course, I do not look
forward to writing the on-wire portion of it.
Long long ago, I read that XCB might take care of that, so naturally
I checked just now to see if it was in a usable state. Lo and behold,
xcb-xserver is still just a bullet point on the list of possibilities.
I'm a student and have not yet had the pleasure of exploring the XCB
code, so I am unsure how hard it would be to make it work server-
side. It seems that the first jump would be to accept an incoming
connection (rather then beginning an outbound one), after that it
would be mostly just sending events back and forth, no?
Does XCB implement events that are only ever generated server-side?
To do so, I would just need to write them in XML, no?
Tips and pointers are appreciated!
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