x11

A pure node.js JavaScript client implementing X Window (X11) protocol and extensions.

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node-x11
X11 protocol client for Node.js: implements the core X11 protocol, as well as Xrender, Damage, Composite, Big-Requests, Dpms, Screensaver, XFixes, Shape, XTest, XC-Misc, GLX, and Apple-WM extensions.
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Install

npm install x11
Windows users: 1) install XMing or Cygwin/X 2) get node-x11 copy (using git or from Github)

Example

Core requests usage:
var x11 = require('x11');

var Exposure = x11.eventMask.Exposure;
var PointerMotion = x11.eventMask.PointerMotion;

x11.createClient(function(err, display) {
    if (!err) {
        var X = display.client;
        var root = display.screen[0].root;
        var wid = X.AllocID();
        X.CreateWindow(
            wid, root,        // new window id, parent
            0, 0, 100, 100,   // x, y, w, h
            0, 0, 0, 0,       // border, depth, class, visual
            { eventMask: Exposure|PointerMotion } // other parameters
        );
        X.MapWindow(wid);
        var gc = X.AllocID();
        X.CreateGC(gc, wid);
        X.on('event', function(ev) {
            if (ev.type == 12)
            {
                X.PolyText8(wid, gc, 50, 50, ['Hello, Node.JS!']);
            }
        });
        X.on('error', function(e) {
            console.log(e);
        });
    } else {
        console.log(err);
    }
});

Screenshots

tetris game XRENDER gradients OpenGL glxgears OpenGL teapot

In use

- ntk - higher level toolkit on top of X11 - node-remote - media center controller - tiles - tiling window manager - vnc - vnc client. - node-ewmh - set of EWMH helpers. - OdieWM - window manager - Dbusmenu - unity global menu client. - AirWM - tiling window manager - npdf - pdf viewer - tinywm The famous TinyWM written in node.js - basedwm Infinite-desktop panning X window manager in LiveScript

X11 resources/documentation:

- Xplain - A series of articles to help explain the X Window System http://magcius.github.io/xplain/article/ - Official X11 docs - protocol specification - C Xlib to X11 request mapping table http://tronche.com/gui/x/xlib/appendix/a.html - How to write composite manager - Extended Window Manager Hints specification

Other implementations

- C: XLib - http://www.sbin.org/doc/Xlib/ http://www.tronche.com/gui/x/xlib/ http://www.x.org/docs/X11/xlib.pdf - C: XCB - http://xcb.freedesktop.org/ - Python: http://sourceforge.net/projects/python-xlib/ ( github fork: https://github.com/Ademan/python-xlib-branch pypi: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Python%20Xlib ) - https://github.com/alexer/python-xlib-render - Python/twisted: https://launchpad.net/twisted-x11 - Perl: http://search.cpan.org/~smccam/X11-Protocol-0.56/Protocol.pm - Go: https://github.com/BurntSushi/xgb - Java: https://github.com/xderoche/J11 - Ruby: https://github.com/dj2/x-ruby-bindings - Clojure: https://github.com/noodlewiz/xcljb - Guile: https://github.com/mwitmer/guile-xcb - Emacs lisp: https://github.com/ch11ng/xelb ( autogenerated from XCB XML )

Server side (protocol + functionality) implementations for js + DOM

would be really great to make completely web based playground page, connecting node-x11 api to DOM based implementation
- https://github.com/GothAck/javascript-x-server - https://github.com/ttaubert/x-server-js