GSoC project idea: input support for XCB

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Wed Mar 24 16:28:14 PDT 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 03:11:38PM +0100, Arnaud Fontaine wrote:
> I have  already updated  SummerOfCodeIdeas wiki page  about that  but as
> it's coming a bit late in the GSoC schedule, I'm also posting this here.

Out of interest - how far did Mariusz get last year? I think his GSoC
project was similar.

> So, here is a project idea for the GSoC:
> One of  the main area  preventing XCB wide  adoption over Xlib  is input
> support.  There are some information there[0] (incomplete ATM but it's a
> work in  progress) about the  current status. This SoC  project involves
> porting  Xlib  keyboard  functions  to  XCB and  working  on  related  X
> extensions (such as XKB, XKB2...).
> You don't really have to know XCB, so this project would definitely be a
> really  good  starting  point  if  you are  interested  in  low-level  X
> programming  and work  on something  that will  be widely  used  (XCB is
> supposed to be the future of X client library).
> If a student is interested in writing a proposal for this subject, don't
> hesitate to send an email to xcb at
> Regards,
> Arnaud Fontaine
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