Google / X.Org Summer of Code 2009: Ideas Wanted

Kristian Høgsberg krh at
Fri Mar 13 12:01:25 PDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 11:51 PM, Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz at> wrote:
>> - merging xkbcomp into the server
> I'm been working on this in my spare time as per Daniel's advice to
> create a libxkbcommon shared library. If anyone wants any more details
> on what I've been doing there, let me know. Right now I'm getting
> familiar with the xkbcomp parser/compiler and figuring out how to
> expose it as library. And, of course, finding out how much XKB API
> would need to be duplicated to not drag in Xlib datatypes. It's not
> that far along, but I have a pretty good idea what I want to do with
> it.

Cool, I'm interested.  I've been thinking of doing this for wayland
and X, and one thing I wanted to avoid was linking to libX11.  That's
only to call XStringToKeysym, right?  We should just copy the files
over and include the hash table in libxkbcomp, I think.  If you have a
git repo, can you put it up somewhere?


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