[Xcb] Native win32 port of XCB??

Vincent Torri vtorri at univ-evry.fr
Tue Mar 18 00:10:29 PDT 2008


> I've been working on a native win32 port of libX11...basically I want
> the ability to run X clients under windows without using an
> abstraction layer like Cygwin. In my pursuits I've come across XCB.
> I'm relatively new to X so forgive the noob questions :)

> Is there a native win32 implementation of XCB???

not that I know

> Would it
> be more fruitful (better for the long run and hopefully easier) to
> port XCB to win32 rather than going the Xlib way???

I would really prefer having a native win32 port of xcb. Using MSYS / 
MinGW tools can be of real help for the beginning (instead of using vc++). 
Also, you can look at the code of 2 win32 ports of Xlib, to give you some 
hints about how to have some ideas:

Xming:  http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Xming
libw11: http://libw11.free.fr/libw11/index.html

the latter is not being developped anymore, so i would suggest to look at 



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