[Xcb] Handling keyboard events

Jamey Sharp jamey at minilop.net
Tue Mar 27 14:11:07 PDT 2007

On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 03:27:03PM -0400, Jim Crafton wrote:
> >The start of a keysym library is in xcb/util/keysyms, which has other
> >methods which may suffice for your application.
> Actually I'm building a toolkit, as opposed to an app, don't know if
> that makes much of a difference.

Cool! Several of us on this list are quite interested in toolkit
research. Any chance you'd post some comments on what you're designing?

The keysyms library is just as suitable for toolkits as for apps. It
just isn't clear yet how suitable it is for anything. ;-)

> >You can start looking at the XLookupString implementation in
> >xorg/lib/libX11/src/KeyBind.c
> Ugh, I was hoping not to have to look at xlib internals :(

We've been known to get talked into looking at Xlib internals so other
developers don't have to. :-) (That's probably a fair description of
what I've been doing with XCB for the last five years...) As usual with
open source though, we're all volunteers, so you may get results faster
by doing the work yourself.

Regardless, let us know how far you get with the current keysyms library
and what else you need.

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