[Xcb] patches from Arnaud Fontaine

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Mon Apr 14 12:10:16 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-04-14 at 08:23 -0700, Ian Osgood wrote:
> I think it is time to split some of the more useful libraries out of  
> util into their own versioned repositories.
> 1. aux:  most programs use xcb_aux_get_screen(). Most simple-minded  
> Xlib ports use xcb_aux_sync() and other convenience functions.

If every app needs these, and they're small, could they go into xcb
itself? Yeah, slippery slope and all, but still...

> 3. image: Bart's implementation is now mature and featureful enough  
> for general use. (One question: do we need a wrapper that hides the  
> socket/shm transport mechanism? I'm unclear whether Xlib does this.)

No, you can't hide the shm transport -- you're mapping application
memory to the server to avoid a copy, and the app has to know when the
copy is done.

keith.packard at intel.com
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