[Xcb] [ANNOUNCE] xcb-util 0.2

Jamey Sharp jamey at minilop.net
Fri Mar 2 18:27:54 PST 2007

The XCB developers reluctantly release xcb-util 0.2, now available from:

    with sha1sum: 45d780c81b1b3e10db1f60b5232f58ea56647e88
    with md5sum: b09bdebad50638709de22d8eb2dc3bf5

    with sha1sum: 37e3a6f308788f894b5d74cc008e3c76ca104fc9
    with md5sum: e98fbaafa4c2f13090e17d627c36e788

This release corresponds to the GIT tag "0.2", signed by Jamey Sharp
with key ID 0E08F665. You can verify this tag with the command:

    git verify-tag 0.2

About XCB util

The xcb-util module provides a number of libraries which sit on top of
libxcb, the core X protocol library, and some of the extension
libraries. These experimental libraries provide convenience functions
and interfaces which make the raw X protocol more usable. Some of the
libraries also provide client-side code which is not strictly part of
the X protocol but which have traditionally been provided by Xlib.

These libraries are currently included, roughly ordered by maturity:

render-util: Convenience functions for the Render extension.
aux: Convenient access to connection setup and some core requests.
atom: Standard core X atom constants and atom caching.
property: Callback X property-change handling.
icccm: Both client and window-manager helpers for ICCCM.
keysyms: Standard X key constants and conversion to/from keycodes.
event: Callback X event handling.
image: Port of Xlib's XImage and XShmImage functions.
wm: Framework for window manager implementation.

If you find any of these libraries useful, please let us know what
you're using and why you aren't in a mental hospital yet. We'd welcome
patches/suggestions for enhancement and new libraries; Please report any
issues you find to the freedesktop.org bug tracker, at:


Discussion about XCB occurs on the XCB mailing list:

        <mailto:xcb at lists.freedesktop.org>

You can obtain the latest development versions of XCB using GIT.
For anonymous checkouts, use:

        git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xcb/util

For developers, use:

        git clone git+ssh://git.freedesktop.org/git/xcb/util

Why this release?

There have been substantial changes since xcb-util 0.1, notably to
support libxcb's 1.0 API. It was time.

Detailed notes on this release follow.

version 0.2 (2006-03-02)
* adapt to the libxcb 1.0 Great Renaming, and try to obey the same conventions

* render-util library: standard visuals and usable glyph support

* xcb_aux_sync: provides same function as XSync

* icccm library: make the wm_hints interface usable

* libraries renamed libxcb-*; headers moved to xcb/xcb_*.h

* Various build system fixes

--Jamey Sharp <jamey at minilop.net> and Ian Osgood <iano at quirkster.com>
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