node-x11

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sidorares /node-x11

X11 node.js network protocol client

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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, 500, 500, // 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); var white = display.screen[0].white_pixel; var black = display.screen[0].black_pixel; cidBlack = X.AllocID(); cidWhite = X.AllocID(); X.CreateGC(cidBlack, wid, { foreground: black, background: white }); X.CreateGC(cidWhite, wid, { foreground: white, background: black }); X.on('event', function(ev) { if (ev.type == 12) { X.PolyFillRectangle(wid, cidWhite, [0, 0, 500, 500]); X.PolyText8(wid, cidBlack, 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:

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

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