[Xcb] About next release of xcb/util

Vincent Torri vtorri at univ-evry.fr
Tue Mar 23 15:34:19 PDT 2010

On Tue, 23 Mar 2010, Barton C Massey wrote:

> In message <87d3yukfa4.fsf at keller.adm.naquadah.org> you wrote:
>> Ian Osgood <iano at quirkster.com> writes:
>> FWIW, we already did that with Arnaud and almost merged
>> every piece of XCB code we had in awesome into xcb-util,
>> in order to make them available to the world.
> Thanks huge for that.
>>> Another thing that would really sell XCB would be an
>>> O'Reilly book.
>> Well, it's really too soon for that IMHO.  Writting an X
>> application nowadays requires a lot of stuff that does not
>> support XCB. And porting them to XCB is merely impossible
>> because XCB like some heavy stuff that are now considered
>> base, like XKB.
> I think keyboard and some of 3D are the only big missing
> gaps, right?

XI2 is done ?

>  Anybody got others?  Is there a problem with
> using Xft at this point?  I would assume that we would use
> Cairo-XCB for all the 2D rendering of text and graphics in
> an O'Reilly book anyhow...

evas is not bad for speed, but not the same purpose (vector vs raster)


>> If you want to sell a book that explain how write a X11
>> application that can only use english keyboard and server
>> font, I'm not sure we're going to conquer the world
>> soon. ;-)
> Indeed. :-)  We should finish this thing just about the time
> nobody cares about X anymore.
>    Bart
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