[Haskell-cafe] ANN: libxkbcommon bindings

Auke Booij auke at tulcod.com
Tue Aug 13 13:49:42 CEST 2013

There's a lot of work nowadays towards replacing the X11
infrastructure. Notably, wayland intends to replace some of the
functionality that X.Org now provides, and it uses libxkbcommon to
replace the X11 XKB.h keyboard event parsing code (actually it is not
a dependency, but it is the de facto standard).

I think it would be great if haskell supports these new libraries as
soon as they are being used, which is why I wrote haskell FFI bindings
for libxkbcommon.

Partly because I am not exactly an experienced haskell developer, and
partly because I am unsure how users will use libxkbcommon, at this
point haskell-xkbcommon is rather thin. I intend to add a layer of
code that makes this look more haskelly based on your feedback.

Hence, feedback is MOST welcome in any area, be it code style,
documentation, or API preferences.

I did not upload haskell-xkbcommon to hackage yet - should I at this stage?


PS:  If this turns out to be a success, I'd like to develop wayland
bindings as well, so if you have anything to say about that feel free
to contact me.

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