[Xcb] EWMH API for XCB
arnaud at andesi.org
Wed Dec 16 11:11:51 PST 2009
>>>>> Jamey Sharp <jamey at minilop.net> writes:
> Something could be done with an extension, though. As a thought
> experiment, imagine an extension which, if present, means all the
> EWMH atoms are in a continguous range that you can query from the
> extension. But there wouldn't be much value in that, I think.
I think so too that it would not be really valuable as an extension.
>> Since it's not an incompatible change, couldn't it be done in a
>> R7 of the X11 protocol spec? (Even though we claim the katamari
>> is X11R7.x now, the last X11 protocol spec update was R6.8, when
>> we defined the new constants & address families for IPv6.)
> I'd forgotten the X protocol even *had* a minor version, but
> that's still set to 0. (See X_PROTOCOL_REVISION in either X.h or
> I don't think there's any infrastructure for handling minor
> protocol version bumps in any of the client libraries. It might
> have been better to do a minor version change instead of an
> extension for big-requests and for generic events, but since the
> facility is untested I suppose we'll continue using extensions to
> describe protocol changes.
Ok, that's unfortunate ;). So let's wait for X12 (which should happen
Somewhere in Time)... I have just added an entry in the page pointed out
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