[ANNOUNCE] xcb-util 0.2
jamey at minilop.net
Fri Mar 2 18:27:54 PST 2007
The XCB developers reluctantly release xcb-util 0.2, now available from:
with sha1sum: 45d780c81b1b3e10db1f60b5232f58ea56647e88
with md5sum: b09bdebad50638709de22d8eb2dc3bf5
with sha1sum: 37e3a6f308788f894b5d74cc008e3c76ca104fc9
with md5sum: e98fbaafa4c2f13090e17d627c36e788
This release corresponds to the GIT tag "0.2", signed by Jamey Sharp
with key ID 0E08F665. You can verify this tag with the command:
git verify-tag 0.2
About XCB util
The xcb-util module provides a number of libraries which sit on top of
libxcb, the core X protocol library, and some of the extension
libraries. These experimental libraries provide convenience functions
and interfaces which make the raw X protocol more usable. Some of the
libraries also provide client-side code which is not strictly part of
the X protocol but which have traditionally been provided by Xlib.
These libraries are currently included, roughly ordered by maturity:
render-util: Convenience functions for the Render extension.
aux: Convenient access to connection setup and some core requests.
atom: Standard core X atom constants and atom caching.
property: Callback X property-change handling.
icccm: Both client and window-manager helpers for ICCCM.
keysyms: Standard X key constants and conversion to/from keycodes.
event: Callback X event handling.
image: Port of Xlib's XImage and XShmImage functions.
wm: Framework for window manager implementation.
If you find any of these libraries useful, please let us know what
you're using and why you aren't in a mental hospital yet. We'd welcome
patches/suggestions for enhancement and new libraries; Please report any
issues you find to the freedesktop.org bug tracker, at:
Discussion about XCB occurs on the XCB mailing list:
<mailto:xcb at lists.freedesktop.org>
You can obtain the latest development versions of XCB using GIT.
For anonymous checkouts, use:
git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xcb/util
For developers, use:
git clone git+ssh://git.freedesktop.org/git/xcb/util
Why this release?
There have been substantial changes since xcb-util 0.1, notably to
support libxcb's 1.0 API. It was time.
Detailed notes on this release follow.
version 0.2 (2006-03-02)
* adapt to the libxcb 1.0 Great Renaming, and try to obey the same conventions
* render-util library: standard visuals and usable glyph support
* xcb_aux_sync: provides same function as XSync
* icccm library: make the wm_hints interface usable
* libraries renamed libxcb-*; headers moved to xcb/xcb_*.h
* Various build system fixes
--Jamey Sharp <jamey at minilop.net> and Ian Osgood <iano at quirkster.com>
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