[Xorg] what is the status of xcb?

Lars Knoll lars at trolltech.com
Thu Aug 12 05:37:58 PDT 2004

On Thursday 12 August 2004 14:58, Kristof Vansant wrote:
> What is the status of xcb? The api still not stable? What is taking it
> so long :) only after a stable release, toolkits like gtk will start
> using it.

We had a look at it trying to evaluate whether it might be interesting for Qt 
in the future. But as long as regular xlib is not xcb based, it's almost 
impossible to switch.

The main reasons are that some applications circumvent the toolkit, calling 
xlib commands themselves and the opengl libraries that require xlib. If we'd 
base Qt on xcb, application calls into xlib would fail and you wouldn't be 
able to use opengl anymore.

Using xcb as basis for xlib still seems to require some work, as at least the 
XIM code is not really implemented for xcb based xlibs.


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