How to start with X?
raster at rasterman.com
Fri Jan 24 15:57:49 UTC 2020
On Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:38:18 +0100 Emanuele Petriglia
<inbox at emanuelepetriglia.com> said:
> Thanks for the advice. Do you have any thoughts about the book? I found also
> a digital version thanks to Lucien.
That's the book i started with back in like 1995 or so... :) It will teach you
some stuff. It will not cover everything. You'll only really learn by doing the
hard yards and doing lots yourself, and as your journey moves along, ask
questions of those who may have been there before you.
This is also a reason to stick with Xlib - that book will not cover xcb.
> Emanuele Petriglia (ema-pe)
> Sent from my mobile. Please excuse my brevity.
> On 23 January 2020 16:25:05 CET, Carsten Haitzler <raster at rasterman.com>
> >On Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:26:32 +0100 Emanuele Petriglia
> ><inbox at emanuelepetriglia.com> said:
> >> 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?
> >Advice: stick with Xlib. More examples. More docs. XCB is only better
> >in a few
> >very specific cases that mostly are the areas WM and toolkit authors
> >obsess over for small gains in performance. So stick to Xlib - that's
> >my advice.
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