GSoC project idea: input support for XCB
arnaud at andesi.org
Wed Mar 24 07:11:38 PDT 2010
I have already updated SummerOfCodeIdeas wiki page about that but as
it's coming a bit late in the GSoC schedule, I'm also posting this here.
So, here is a project idea for the GSoC:
One of the main area preventing XCB wide adoption over Xlib is input
support. There are some information there (incomplete ATM but it's a
work in progress) about the current status. This SoC project involves
porting Xlib keyboard functions to XCB and working on related X
extensions (such as XKB, XKB2...).
You don't really have to know XCB, so this project would definitely be a
really good starting point if you are interested in low-level X
programming and work on something that will be widely used (XCB is
supposed to be the future of X client library).
If a student is interested in writing a proposal for this subject, don't
hesitate to send an email to xcb at lists.freedesktop.org.
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