[Xcb] favorite xlib(or xcb) books ?

Jochen Keil jochen.keil at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 14:10:43 PST 2014


since nobody mentioned it yet (at least I think so) I like to recommend
[1] to you. It's based on Xlib, but the protocol is the same.

It's actually just the API documentation, but you can figure out a lot
by reading foreign code. Openbox for example does some image
manipulation/handling stuff. Util libraries like xcb-image also provide
a lot of insight.



[1] http://tronche.com/gui/x/

On 04.11.2014 00:20, Patrick wrote:
> Hi Everyone
> Last week another member mentioned that this list is really for 
> development of xcb and pointed me to some forums.
> I have tried but other forums do not attract interest in my posts or 
> quality answers. I have tried to get things done through self study but 
> I have not made much headway despite over a year of effort.
> I printed all of the documentation concerning xcb from the main site and 
> studied it diligently. I can create windows and write text to them and 
> monitor events using xcb but that's it.
> I bought two xlib books:
> Advanced X windows Applications Programming by Johnson and Reichard. 
> It's okay but it did not cover xpm images. I know libxpm is outside of 
> the scope of pure x windows but I see it as important. libxpm's 
> documentation has no examples.
> X Windows Programming From Scratch by Brown hardly covered bare xlib and 
> went straight to Motif which I don't want to use.
> I have been downloading and copying snippets for days now and it's 
> pretty frustrating. Many predate autotools and it's hard to even build them.
> So basically my goals are to create simple windows with xpm images and 
> to respond to clicks  to those images and to write xpm images to foreign 
> windows, I want to add little icons to an ncurses application.
> If you could help me find a book I promise to stay out of everyone's way 
> ! :)
> -Patrick
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