client events maintained by x server

Russell Shaw rjshaw at
Tue Nov 20 05:23:13 PST 2007

Kalle Vahlman wrote:
> 2007/11/20, Russell Shaw <rjshaw at>:
>> Daniel Stone wrote:
>>> On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 10:05:19AM +0530, sridhar wrote:
>>>> x server maintains..all the clients...
>>>> how to know what are all the requests and replies from x server
>>>> like window creation event , notify event, clicking event, mouse motion
>>>> event,
>>>> etc
>>> Hi,
>>> We can't do your homework for you.  Please read one of the many books
>>> available on X development, sample source code, etc.  There's a huge
>>> amount of resources available that don't require you to fill up our
>>> mailing list.  Expecting everyone else to do this for you is somewhat
>>> insulting.
>> Oh get out of here, no-one ever helps on this list and there's no other
>> list on X programming.
> I guess Daniel was rather pointing out that the information asked is
> not really that hard to come by[1]. I agree with him that this mailing
> list should not be used as a replacement for tutorials and programming
> guides.

It took me a long time for simple stuff like that despite reading
the Intrinsics books. Google results are inefficient compared to
direct questions on a list.

>> Why do you think X is moribund and no one is writing any decent
>> GUI stuff on X apart from a few lame file browsers and desktops?
> I wonder what the definition of "decent" is here...
> [1] 

Read most of the stuff on the web on X and the frameworks built
upon it, as well as studying in detail the source of most GUI
frameworks for X.

You won't find anywhere in those google results about the things that
matter for application performance or programmer productivity.

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