[Xcb] Native win32 port - working (i think :) )
jeetu.golani at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 21:52:42 PDT 2008
As I've been discussing on this list, I've been working on a win32 port of XCB
which I think works fairly decently right now. I've thrown it test code from
the tutorial and those work.
I've been using MinGW on linux and so far I'm statically linking my test code
with the xcb object files and testing. I've run the autogen script within
linux to get the environment to a base system from where I've gone on making
changes. This basically converts all of the XML files into the required C
I've had to make changes within xcb_conn.c, xcb_utils.c, xcb_in.c and
xcb_out.c to support win32.
What I would like to do now is to have the Makefile make a DLL - I've never
used MinGW for this and my knowledge of autotools is rudimentary at
best....any pointers would be appreciated.
I also need to understand certain segments a little better, namely:
- The XCB tree consists of the directories libXau, libXdmcp, libxcb,
proto,pthread-stubs, util, x11proto. I'm using code from libXau and libxcb
but am not using code from any of the other directories. Should I be?? For
e.g. I'm using pthread-win32 and so far the code doesn't seem to have
demanded need for stubs.c (within pthread-stubs).
- I noticed code within libXau with preprocessor directives for things like
Xthreads, etc. So far i'm not defining anything so this code is probably
inactive.....what's the right configuration for win32 with the correct
- MinGW needed the X headers within it's include directory which I supplied
directly by copying the X headers there (ugly). I think the x11proto make
mechanism should do that automatically...however I'm not too sure of this and
how to go abouts making the necessary changes there.
- What is libXdmcp? I don't seem to be using any of it's code. Should i be?
What're the defines that would enable it?
Basically I've made changes within the core XCB mechanism but I'm not sure of
how it all should fit in together, the correct defines, making the DLL,
setting up the autotools mechanism......and a basic understanding of what the
hell should i do now ;) hahaha
Any help would be appreciated.
Bye for now
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