[Xcb] status of xcb_util

Josh Triplett josh at freedesktop.org
Mon Nov 13 18:08:56 PST 2006

Thomas Hunger wrote:
> The util package is nice and I use it lots. I think it should be 
> integral part of xcb since it provides a lot of functions which 
> everyone needs (e.g. the icccm helpers).
> I would also like to change the naming in util a little: Now there 
> is "AllocSizeHints" which would convert to "alloc_size_hints". I 
> would like to add the additional namespace "xcb_util_". 
> That would allow me to see where the function originates, which helps 
> a lot in debugging and reading code. It could also prevent name 
> clashes (Althout they seem very unlikely for these functions).

Rather than using an xcb_util_ prefix, and updating and releasing it as one
package, I think we need to split out individual libraries from xcb-util and
version and release them separately.  For example, we really need to put out a
release of libxcb-renderutil, whereas libxcb-wm may not necessarily become
suitable for release anytime soon.

- Josh Triplett

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