The Xcb Alternative

  • Ross J. Maloney


Xcb (for X-protocol C language Binding) is a recently introduced and ongoing project which is attempting to provide a more efficient programming interface to the X Window system than provided by Xlib. It is proposed by its developers to both be used with Xlib or in place of Xlib. The use of Xcb in client programming is in its infancy. It is, however, a standard part of modern X Window distributions. Despite this availability, there is minimal information available about the Xcb library interface and its use. One source of information and guidance on the use of Xcb can be obtained from the \(\texttt {<xcb/xproto.h>}\) file and the tutorial in the doc/ directory of recent X Window System source distributions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yenolam CorporationBooragoonAustralia

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