Re: [dev] libdraw development

From: Uriel <>
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:21:54 +0200

WTF is this 'libdraw' thing? So are you guys not only duplicating
existing functionality implemented by p9p, but you are also
confusingly using the same names?

libdraw should be: and that is what
should be used as a portable drawing backend, and if more
functionality is needed, patches should be submitted to Russ.


On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 6:44 PM, pancake <> wrote:
>  Recently I've been writing the X11 backend of swk, the suckless widget kit.
> After some lines of code I noticed that i was redoing stuff already done by
> other projects and also in libdraw.. So I started mixing raw X code with
> libdraw..
> Actually I'm hacking in 'st' in order to add clipboard and selection
> support, and
> certainly... the way to get/set strings in clipboard in X really sucks, and
> I don't
> want to repeat it..
> So, the proposal here is to join efforts between st, swk, sselp, dwm and
> others
> to use and enhace libdraw in order to reduce repeated code in all the
> suckless
> projects.
> I also liked to know if the libdraw author is open to contributions (can I
> commit
> it directly?).
> I would like to have functions in libdraw to work with clipboard, create
> window
> (already done in dc_window in swk) and other stuff.
> The next step would probably think in making different backends to libdraw
> instead of dupping it in swk.
> Any feedback for this proposal? :)
> --pancake
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