[Xcb] XCFFIB as replacement of XPYB? (Re: [Bug 87046] New: Python3 bindings for XCB)

Christian Linhart chris at DemoRecorder.com
Thu Jan 8 06:47:21 PST 2015

Hi Tycho,

Your xcffib project sounds interesting.

Since the xpyb project is essentially dead, maybe xcffib is a good successor?

How compatible is xcffib to xpyb?
I ask this because there may be projects which use xpyb, so migration may be an issue.

I don't have any time to test it right now.
Does anybody on this list have time to do that?

Anyways, if anybody has any opinion on whether to use xcffib as replacement of xpyb, please post it here.


P.S.: Do you have time and motivation to continue maintaining it?
There may be some work ahead because the xcb-xml and the generator will get a few
additional features as soon as we'll merge the (almost) full support for the XInput-extension
that is currently on git.demorecorder.com.

On 01/08/15 15:29, Tycho Andersen wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 06, 2014 at 11:26:09AM +0000, bugzilla-daemon at freedesktop.org wrote:
>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87046
>>             Bug ID: 87046
>>            Summary: Python3 bindings for XCB
>>            Product: XCB
>>            Version: unspecified
>>           Hardware: Other
>>                 OS: All
>>             Status: NEW
>>           Severity: enhancement
>>           Priority: medium
>>          Component: Library
>>           Assignee: xcb at lists.freedesktop.org
>>           Reporter: amit.prakash.ambasta at gmail.com
>>         QA Contact: xcb at lists.freedesktop.org
>> xpyb currently still depends on python2.x and does not support python3. Please
>> provide python3 compatible bindings for libxcb.
> In case anyone on the list is interested, I've written a cffi-based
> python binding which works with python2, python3, and pypy:
> https://github.com/tych0/xcffib
> Tycho

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