Documentation for this library can be found in the included man pages, and in the Xlib spec from the specs subdirectory, also available at:
and the O'Reilly Xlib books, which they have made freely available online, though only for older versions of X11:
X Series Volume 2: Xlib Reference Manual (1989, covers X11R3) https://www.archive.org/details/xlibretmanver1102nyemiss
X Series Volume 2: Xlib Reference Manual, 2nd Edition (1990, covers X11R4) https://www.archive.org/details/xlibrefmanv115ed02nyemiss
All questions regarding this software should be directed at the Xorg mailing list:
The primary development code repository can be found at:
Please submit bug reports and requests to merge patches there.
For patch submission instructions, see:
This is a bug fix release, correcting a regression introduced by and improving the checks from the fix for CVE-2021-31535.
This is a bug fix release, including a security fix for CVE-2021-31535, nls and documentation corrections.
Version 1.7.0 includes a new API, hence the change from the 1.6 series to 1.7:
This release includes a bunch of bug fixes, some which have been pending for over three years:
A bunch of nls cleanups to remove obsolete entries and clean up formatting of the ist. Thanks to Benno Schulenberg for these.
Warning fixes and other cleanups across a huge swath of the library. Thanks to Alan Coopersmith for these.
Memory allocation bugs, including leaks and use after free in the locale code. Thanks to Krzesimir Nowak, Jacek Caban and Vittorio Zecca for these.
Thread safety fixes in the locale code. Thanks to Jacek Caban for these.
poll_for_response race condition fix. Thanks to Frediano Ziglio for the bulk of this effort, and to Peter Hutterer for careful review and improvements.
Version 1.7.0 includes a couple of new locales:
There are also numerous compose entries added, including:
|^ or ^| for ↑, |v or v| for ↓, ~~ for ≈. Thanks to Antti Savolainen for this.
Allowing use of 'v' for caron, in addition to 'c', so things like vC for Č, vc for č. Thanks to Benno Schulenberg for this.
Compose sequences LT, lt for '<', and GT, gt for '>' for keyboards where those are difficult to access. Thanks to Jonathan Belsewir for this.