How to start with X?

Emanuele Petriglia inbox at
Thu Jan 23 14:15:10 UTC 2020


I checked the first link but it is a bit incomplete on some parts. The second link is the digital edition of the book I want to purchase. Anyway I prefers the handbook version, but thanks for the links!
Emanuele Petriglia (ema-pe)

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On 23 January 2020 14:34:53 CET, Lucien Gentis <lucien.gentis at> wrote:
>There is also this tuto for xcb :
>and this doc for Xlib programming with many examples :
>Le 23/01/2020 à 12:53, Teodoro Santoni a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> 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
>>> 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 to
>>> learn Xlib and then xcb.
>>> I found this book about Xlib: "XLIB Programming Manual" of Adrian
>>> 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
>> xlib to xcb reading the docs, read the guide from iotek for fonts in
>> xcb without xft [2] or embed pango in your application.
>> [1]
>> [2]
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