[Xcb] Project ideas?

Jeremy Kolb jkolb at brandeis.edu
Wed Feb 4 16:21:37 PST 2009

Aliner wrote:
> Thomas Adam wrote:
>> 2009/2/5 Arnaud Fontaine <arnaud at andesi.org>:
>>> That's why I think about writing a Compositing Manager as it may benefit
>>> both Awesome and XCB IMO as stated on XCBToDo. However, I'm wondering if
>>> there  would be  more  important tasks  to  do for  now  (I didn't  find
>>> anything else on XCBToDo web page).  Any ideas or comments?
>> You could do -- sounds interesting, although not something I would
>> personally use.
>> Have you or anyone considered doing any risk analysis for how
>> difficult/easy it would be for *any* xlib application to port to xcb,
>> and what merits/pitfulls there might be in doing so, including any
>> caveats?  From what limited documentation I've read, it's not clear at
>> all.
> It's funny you mention that, I have an xcb application that I'm porting 
> BACK to Xlib because it needs OpenGL support and it needs to work with 
> the official NVidia driver. :(
>> I appreciate that's a boring topic for an MSc, although having said
>> that, such an analysis is what some lecturers like.  :)
>> -- Thomas Adam

Yeah... figuring out how to use xcb_glx with a proprietary OpenGL 
implementation would be a good thing to have.  Wasn't there an SOC 
project to do that?

As for risk/benefit analysis talk to Vincent, he's done some work with 
E17 in this area.


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