[fpc-devel] Xlib and XCB: any plans?

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 5 16:04:22 CET 2012

Am 05.03.2012 11:36, schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
> On 5 March 2012 11:05, Sven Barth  wrote:
>> Wayland is not the same as X11. If one wants the CustomDrawn widgetset (or
>> fpGUI for that matter) to support Wayland natively and not through a X11
>> server that runs on top of Wayland then one needs to use completely new
>> bindings.
> I thought that is exactly what I said.  :-)

Your mail sounded a bit like "Wayland will come, so don't waste your 
time!". It seems that I've misinterpreted your tone though ;)

> But I wouldn't remove Xlib support in fpGUI any time soon. Why?
> Because even if Wayland is a 100% success story, it is ONLY for Linux
> (it currently takes advantage of Linux-only features). I still want
> fpGUI to support the *BSD systems, Solaris etc.

Exactly. X11 still has it's purpose. Maybe not on Linux in the future, 
but on other systems...


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