How to start with X?

Emanuele Petriglia inbox at
Thu Jan 23 12:15:33 UTC 2020

Hi, thank you for the reply. I'll check the two links. Between the first link and the book, which is it better? 
Emanuele Petriglia (ema-pe)

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On 23 January 2020 12:53:24 CET, Teodoro Santoni <asbrasbra at> wrote:
>2020-01-22 18:26 GMT+01:00, Emanuele Petriglia
><inbox at>:
>> Hi!
>> I would like to learn how to create a C graphical application without
>> using some toolkit for hobby. I know that there are two main
>> Xlib and xcb. The first is old but has a lot of documentation, the
>> second is newer but less documented than the first. So I was thinking
>> learn Xlib and then xcb.
>> I found this book about Xlib: "XLIB Programming Manual" of Adrian Nye
>> published on 1994. I do not found any other recent book. Is it good
>> start with Xlib even is it old?
>> --
>> Emanuele Petriglia (ema-pe)
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>[1] is a guide that should be fairly valid on xlib.
>From there you can afterwards embed xlib-xcb.h, gradually migrate from
>xlib to xcb reading the docs, read the guide from iotek for fonts in
>xcb without xft [2] or embed pango in your application.
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