A new home for xscope?

Jamey Sharp jamey at minilop.net
Tue Aug 2 17:28:38 PDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-08-02 at 13:39 -0700, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > 	Its such an incredibly useful little that I'd love to add support for
> > more extensions, get it released and then packaged in Fedora.
> I think even cooler than adding more extensions would be modifying it to use
> the XML protocol descriptions from XCB, so we don't have to write code for each
> new extension.  (Generating the code from these would be a start, but ideally,
> xscope would be able to read the XML files at runtime so we don't have to
> recompile to add new extensions.)

That would be great: it's certainly one of the things I hoped would
happen with those descriptions.

Anyone wanting to work on this should prod Josh Triplett into putting
his work on Xamine up somewhere that the world can get at it. (You know
the XCB CVS repository is open to you, Josh.) My understanding is that
the Xamine library does for you all of the work except for providing a
user interface. If I'm not mistaken, Josh has a Ethereal plug-in already
that uses it, and I assume something like xscope should be easy to build
as well.

But of course I haven't seen any of his code. *prod prod* ;-)


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