[Xcb] xcb plugins for xine

Barton C Massey bart at cs.pdx.edu
Tue Feb 6 13:29:53 PST 2007

Great news!  Thanks much.

The "large image" issue turns out to be long-standing server
bug.  We got Keith Packard to fix it the other day, so the
correct "workaround" is to use the top-of-tree server. :-)


In message <19a3b7a80702061253p34985b59n69b12210493be54f at mail.gmail.com> you wrote:
> Hi all,
> Finally I managed to create xcb versions of the xshm and the xv output plugins.
> patch_one.diff contains the necessary changes to include/xine.h.
> patch_two.diff adds all the needed autotools changes.
> patch_three.diff removes some unused variables in the current xshm plugin.
> video_out_xcbshm.c, video_out_xcbxv.c, xcbosd.c, xcbosd.h all belong
> to src/video_out.
> kaffeine_patch.diff is a kaffeine hack for testing all this.
> Some notes:
> * The required version of libxcb is 1.0 (0.9.93 may also work, but I
> discourage its usage).
> * You still need a mutex in the output plugins; not because of the xcb
> library (it's fully thread-safe) but to synchronize internal stuff
> (e.g. ensuring that the image isn't deleted during an expose event).
> * There's an issue with large images when not using shared memory [1].
> I don't know the severity for xine, but maybe there's some workaround
> possible there.
> * The attachments are compressed because the mailing list didn't like
> my previous post.
> * This message was sent to the xine-devel list with the attachments.
> Thanks to different people who made this possible ;)
> * Vincent Torri for giving me xcb support whenever i needed it.
> * Jamey Sharp for caring about the large image issue.
> * Christophe Thommeret for providing the autotools patch and testing
> the whole thing.
> Christoph
> [1] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xcb/2007-January/002541.html
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