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Re: [ProgSoc] X programming and internet compression
On Mon, 21 Dec 1998, Telford Tendys wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 10:12:49AM +1100, James Wan wrote:
> > Speaking of X, has anyone found any decent online documentation on it?
> Things like the Xlib programmers manual are available in postscript
> files, there is a Debian package of X documentation.
Xlib documentation in html form can be found at:
XFree86 documentation should be installed on your system, if not, it'll be
found at http://xfree86.mirror.aarnet.edu.au/
> > I've just switched to Red Hat 5.2 last week, and now using Enlightenment
> > as a front (www.enlightenment.org). If anyone is using it via the CVS way
> > 'cos I'm doing it the RPM way, could you raise your hands, 'cos I had
> > trouble with the make file.
> Dunno much about Enlightenment, the X documentation is pretty low level,
> you might find that your problems are stemming from high level config
> stuff that is a long way removed from X itself.
If you're trying to get into relatively low level GTK+ programming (ie
pixmap operations with GDK, not actually writing your own widgets) then
the Xlib man pages are pretty handy. For instance, the gdk_draw_arc
function is impossible to understand without first having read the Xlib
man pages for XDrawArc/XFillArc :-)
As for Enlightenment, blah, use fvwm2. You don't impress me by using a
window manager that makes my machine feel like win95, speed wise.
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