[Xcb] About next release of xcb/util

Barton C Massey bart at cs.pdx.edu
Mon Mar 22 13:17:30 PDT 2010

In message <e2ed954f1003221223t6fb83db9x6bde29990cbdd4bd at mail.gmail.com> you wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Barton C Massey <bart at cs.pdx.edu> wrote:
> > Not that I'm against this at all, but I'm not understanding
> > what it's accomplishing, either. Why is it good to split
> > the xcb-util Git repo?
> Because they're fundamentally independent projects that
> should have independent release cycles and even, someday,
> different maintainers.  Some of them are probably ready
> for stable release and others need time for their API/ABI
> to settle. Some are widely used among XCB apps and others
> were little experiments nobody really cares about. And
> other reasons along those lines.

Makes sense, I guess.  I guess I would suggest splitting

  xcb-util: the stuff in aux and probably atom and probably event
  xcb-util-image: the image library
  xcb-util-wm: the stuff in icccm and wm
  xcb-util-render: the stuff in renderutil
  xcb-util-reply: the stuff in reply
  xcb-util-keysyms: the stuff in keysyms

Maybe xcb-util-image should just be a part of xcb-util:
there are interdependencies, and as its author I really
don't see a need for a separate package or even library.
But I don't feel strongly about it.

I'm not sure what to do with the keysyms stuff.  It should
maybe be its own package, or maybe be in util.

> Arnaud, thanks for taking on this split!



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