[PATCH xrandr-utils 0/6] Refactor xrandr internals into libxrandr-utils

Jamey Sharp jamey at minilop.net
Wed Dec 21 19:58:09 PST 2011

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 06:47:07PM -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> Begin refactoring the xrandr command line tool's internals into a
> utility library.  This is to provide a higher level abstraction for
> configuring multiple monitors.
> With the coming complexities of hybrid graphics, >2 heads, and so on, it
> will hopefully save headaches all around to have a central place for the
> configuration logic, rather than duplicated across Qt, gtk, and other
> client-side tools.

I'm entirely in favor of this goal. But I'd really like to see
newly-developed X library APIs exposed as pure XCB APIs at this point.
Pretty much everyone is shipping Xlib/XCB now, so it's no hardship for
higher-layer Xlib-based code to call XCB-only libraries, and doing it
now saves us having to migrate callers later.

Anyway, I heard Qt5 will ship with XCB as the default implementation, so
I expect more demand for this sort of porting from them.

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