[Xcb] window manager?

Russell Shaw rjshaw at netspace.net.au
Thu Jul 23 07:00:44 PDT 2009

Marco Carmosino wrote:
> Hello all.
> I would like to build a window manager using XCB. I have never
> programmer for X before, I have no experience using Xlib, and I am
> completely ignorant of the X11 protocol. I am having trouble finding
> documentation to bring myself up to speed.
> I interested in really understanding what is going on with X.org and
> the X11 protocol, so I can craft a decent wm. Please point me at the
> best resources for generating a complete understanding.

The best book: XLIB Programming Manual (Adrian Nye)


XLIB Reference Manual R5
X Protocol Reference Manual
X Windows System Administrator's Guide

All a bit old, but gives an overview of how it all worked.


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