X input module binary compatibility across xorg 1.3, 1.4, or 1.5?

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Thu Nov 27 15:13:30 PST 2008

On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 06:37:12PM +0800, Chueh Steel wrote:
> 1. Is it possible to compiler one X input module so that it could be
> binary compatible across xorg 1.3, 1.4 or 1.5?

no, the ABI and API has changed a lot between all three.

> 2. If not,, is there any good or easier way so that I could
> "cross-compiler" my X input module at just one platform?

Do you mean "on just one platform"? Sure, just make sure it picks up the right
headers during configure. You can install X headers in three different
locations and then build against the specific API by changing PKG_CONFIG_PATH.


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