Input thread on EVoC

Adam Jackson ajax at
Thu Jun 3 14:39:07 PDT 2010

On Thu, 2010-06-03 at 20:40 +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Jun 03, 2010 at 03:51:40PM -0300, Fernando Carrijo wrote:
> > What do you guys think about making use of EVoC to bring back to life the
> > concept of the input thread? I had an offline conversation with Tiago and
> > Peter about this, and it seems that it is a truly desirable feature.
> > 
> > The original implementation, due to Tiago's efforts on GSoC, was lost after
> > annarchy's apocalypse; but he somehow managed to keep intact a considerable
> > part of the code. So, the question which subsumes the former is: given that
> > the revitalization of the input thread doesn't seem to demand much work, do
> > you guys have any pending expectations in this regard that might amend the
> > original idea in such a way that it could sound attractive both from the X
> > Server's and from EVoC's points of view?
> > 
> > I would really appreciate any comments.
> If you're really (really, really) keen, you could try to thread not only
> input event generation, but event delivery. :) You could get away with
> it fairly easily at first[0] by just having a single mutex which is
> taken both by the input thread, and by any operation which modifies the
> window stack, input shape, etc, in any way.

... and anything that touches the client's output buffer?

- ajax
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