Generic Event extension RFC

Barton C Massey bart at
Tue Feb 20 19:09:12 PST 2007

In message <1172018702.12867.232.camel at> you wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 01:43 +0200, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > (One thing you might consider, if you're pushing all this into a single
> >  library which will be demarshalling anyway, is variable-sized events.
> >  You'll be a hero if you do that, seriously.)
> Hmm. Events "have" to be 32-bytes or Xlib won't be able to deal with
> them. Moving beyond that will take quite a bit of work on the client
> side. I think it's easy in the server though, unless you're talking
> input events.
> Haing some idea of the scope of this work would be helpful; we're
> certainly not having fun with fixed size events these days.

Note that XCB could care less how big events are.  Maybe
folks writing apps against new extensions with
variable-length events get to have to use XCB?  :-)


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