[xmonad] Transition from Xlib to XCB

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+hs at mega-nerd.com
Thu Nov 15 22:47:57 CET 2012

Brandon Allbery wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 2:57 PM, Jochen Keil <jochen.keil at gmail.com> wrote:
> > the wikipedia article on xmonad states that it is (was?) planned to
> > move to XCB "as soon as bindings are available". So, afais there are
> > quite recent bindings [1].
> > Is there a good reason why nobody has started on this yet?
> >
> Wikipedia is apparently way behind.  It was started, and it was stopped
> because xcb turns out to require a complete redesign of xmonad.  Likewise,
> there is no intent to port xmonad to Wayland; it could not be done as a
> port, but requires a complete redesign from scratch.

Xmonad was originally redesigned for X11, but Brian McKenna has made it
work with the Mac OS X native windowing API. Surely doing Wayland as
well is not much more difficult than OS X?

Erik de Castro Lopo

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