[Xcb] GSoC pre-proposal - Porting X utilities to XCB

Ahmed S. Darwish darwish.07 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 08:38:42 PDT 2008

Hi all,

I would like to sumbit a proposal for porting X utilities to XCB.

My main goal is to start porting the basic X applications to XCB 
thus gaining a good feeling of Xorg design, code and structure. After 
getting enough confidence, hopefully I'll jump to GDK to do the same.

Any advice before submitting the proposal on 24 March ?

Admittedly I have no experience in Xorg or even Xlib, but I'm very
passionate about this project cause it will finally put me to an 
end of dealing with X as a complete (and fearful) blackbox.

It's not my first time to deal with a huge codebase. I've been
working with the Linux Kernel community for several months now 
enhancing SMACK and the Linux Security Modules layer (*). My kernel
work also includes a number of bugfixes and cleanups for other 
kernel subsystems.

On the user-space side, I have done two C projects incorporating GLIB,
thus hopefully working in GDK won't be too opaque. On the higher
side, there's the basic Unix development, administration and scripting 

Thank you

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Ahmed S. Darwish
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