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Replace Xlib with XCB for the Linux implementation of sfml-window #200

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LaurentGomila opened this Issue Apr 8, 2012 · 4 comments

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LaurentGomila commented Apr 8, 2012

Xlib is old, complicated, buggy, under-documented.

XCB is much simpler, "modern", and thread-safe.

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Note that Xlib is required to create an OpenGL context. XCB can be used, but Xlib can't be dropped completely.

Edit: to clarify, I mean XCB can be used to deal with window management and events, but GLX is tightly linked to Xlib.

See: http://xcb.freedesktop.org/opengl/ for more information.

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johnbartholomew commented May 18, 2012

Note that Xlib is required to create an OpenGL context. XCB can be used, but Xlib can't be dropped completely.

Edit: to clarify, I mean XCB can be used to deal with window management and events, but GLX is tightly linked to Xlib.

See: http://xcb.freedesktop.org/opengl/ for more information.

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I didn't know that. Thank you very much for the information.

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LaurentGomila commented May 18, 2012

I didn't know that. Thank you very much for the information.

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No need to keep both open :)

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Bromeon commented Sep 21, 2014

No need to keep both open :)

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