libei 0.4.1
A library for Emulated Input
liboeffis - An XDG RemoteDesktop portal wrapper API

liboeffis is a helper library for applications that do not want to or cannot interact with the XDG RemoteDesktop DBus portal directly. More...

Data Structures

struct  oeffis
 The main context to interact with liboeffis. More...
 

Enumerations

enum  oeffis_device { OEFFIS_DEVICE_ALL_DEVICES , OEFFIS_DEVICE_KEYBOARD , OEFFIS_DEVICE_POINTER , OEFFIS_DEVICE_TOUCHSCREEN }
 The bitmask of devices to request. More...
 
enum  oeffis_event_type { OEFFIS_EVENT_NONE , OEFFIS_EVENT_CONNECTED_TO_EIS , OEFFIS_EVENT_CLOSED , OEFFIS_EVENT_DISCONNECTED }
 

Functions

struct oeffisoeffis_new (void *user_data)
 Create a new oeffis context. More...
 
struct oeffisoeffis_ref (struct oeffis *oeffis)
 Increase the refcount of this struct by one. More...
 
struct oeffisoeffis_unref (struct oeffis *oeffis)
 Decrease the refcount of this struct by one. More...
 
void oeffis_set_user_data (struct oeffis *oeffis, void *user_data)
 Set a custom data pointer for this context. More...
 
void * oeffis_get_user_data (struct oeffis *oeffis)
 Return the custom data pointer for this context. More...
 
int oeffis_get_fd (struct oeffis *oeffis)
 liboeffis keeps a single file descriptor for all events. More...
 
int oeffis_get_eis_fd (struct oeffis *oeffis)
 Get a dup() of the file descriptor. More...
 
void oeffis_create_session (struct oeffis *oeffis, uint32_t devices)
 Connect this oeffis instance to a RemoteDesktop session with the given device mask selected. More...
 
void oeffis_create_session_on_bus (struct oeffis *oeffis, const char *busname, uint32_t devices)
 See oeffis_create_session() but this function allows to specify the busname to connect to. More...
 
void oeffis_dispatch (struct oeffis *oeffis)
 Process pending events. More...
 
enum oeffis_event_type oeffis_get_event (struct oeffis *oeffis)
 Return the next available event, if any. More...
 
const char * oeffis_get_error_message (struct oeffis *oeffis)
 If the session was OEFFIS_EVENT_DISCONNECTED, return the error message that caused the disconnection. More...
 

Detailed Description

liboeffis is a helper library for applications that do not want to or cannot interact with the XDG RemoteDesktop DBus portal directly.

liboeffis will:

liboeffis is intentionally kept simple, any more complex needs should be handled by an application talking to DBus directly.

Enumeration Type Documentation

◆ oeffis_device

The bitmask of devices to request.

This bitmask matches the devices bitmask in the XDG RemoteDesktop portal.

Enumerator
OEFFIS_DEVICE_ALL_DEVICES 
OEFFIS_DEVICE_KEYBOARD 
OEFFIS_DEVICE_POINTER 
OEFFIS_DEVICE_TOUCHSCREEN 

◆ oeffis_event_type

Enumerator
OEFFIS_EVENT_NONE 

No event currently available.

OEFFIS_EVENT_CONNECTED_TO_EIS 

The RemoteDesktop session was created and an eis fd is available.

OEFFIS_EVENT_CLOSED 

The session was closed by the compositor or portal.

OEFFIS_EVENT_DISCONNECTED 

We were disconnected from the Bus due to an error.

Function Documentation

◆ oeffis_create_session()

void oeffis_create_session ( struct oeffis oeffis,
uint32_t  devices 
)

Connect this oeffis instance to a RemoteDesktop session with the given device mask selected.

This initiates the DBus communication, starts a RemoteDesktop session and selects the devices. On success, the OEFFIS_EVENT_CONNECTED_TO_EIS event is created and the EIS fd can be retrieved with oeffis_get_eis_fd().

Any failure in the above process or any other DBus communication error once connected, including caller bugs, result in the oeffis context being disconnected and an OEFFIS_EVENT_DISCONNECTED event. Once disconnected, the context should be released with oeffis_unref(). An OEFFIS_EVENT_DISCONNECTED indicates a communication error and oeffis_get_error_message() is set with an appropriate error message.

If the RemoteDesktop session is closed by the compositor, an OEFFIS_EVENT_CLOSED event is created and the context should be released with oeffis_unref(). Unlike a disconnection, an OEFFIS_EVENT_CLOSED event signals intentional closure by the portal. For example, this may happen as a result of user interaction to terminate the RemoteDesktop session.

Note
A caller must keep the oeffis context alive after a successful connection. Destroying the context results in the DBus connection being closed and that again results in our EIS fd being invalidated by the portal and/or the EIS implementation.
Warning
Due to the asynchronous nature of DBus and libei, it is not guaranteed that an event of type OEFFIS_EVENT_DISCONNECTED or OEFFIS_EVENT_CLOSED is received before the EIS fd becomes invalid.
Parameters
oeffisA new oeffis context
devicesA bitmask of oeffis_device

◆ oeffis_create_session_on_bus()

void oeffis_create_session_on_bus ( struct oeffis oeffis,
const char *  busname,
uint32_t  devices 
)

See oeffis_create_session() but this function allows to specify the busname to connect to.

This function should only be used for testing.

◆ oeffis_dispatch()

void oeffis_dispatch ( struct oeffis oeffis)

Process pending events.

This function must be called immediately after the file descriptor returned by oeffis_get_fd() signals data is available.

After oeffis_dispatch() completes, zero or more events may be available by oeffis_get_event().

◆ oeffis_get_eis_fd()

int oeffis_get_eis_fd ( struct oeffis oeffis)

Get a dup() of the file descriptor.

This function should only be called after an event of type OEFFIS_EVENT_CONNECTED_TO_EIS. Otherwise, this function returns -1 and errno is set to the dup() error. If this function is called when liboeffis is not connected to EIS, the errno is set to ENODEV.

Repeated calls to this functions will return additional duplicated file descriptors. There is no need for a well-written application to call this function more than once.

The caller is responsible for closing the returned fd.

Returns
The EIS fd or -1 on failure or before the fd was retrieved.

◆ oeffis_get_error_message()

const char * oeffis_get_error_message ( struct oeffis oeffis)

If the session was OEFFIS_EVENT_DISCONNECTED, return the error message that caused the disconnection.

The returned string is owned by the oeffis context.

◆ oeffis_get_event()

enum oeffis_event_type oeffis_get_event ( struct oeffis oeffis)

Return the next available event, if any.

If no event is currently available, OEFFIS_EVENT_NONE is returned.

Calling oeffis_dispatch() does not guarantee events are available to the caller. A single call oeffis_dispatch() may cause more than one event to be available.

◆ oeffis_get_fd()

int oeffis_get_fd ( struct oeffis oeffis)

liboeffis keeps a single file descriptor for all events.

This fd should be monitored for events by the caller's mainloop, e.g. using select(). When events are available on this fd, call oeffis_dispatch() immediately to process the events.

◆ oeffis_get_user_data()

void * oeffis_get_user_data ( struct oeffis oeffis)

Return the custom data pointer for this context.

liboeffis will not look at or modify the pointer. Use oeffis_set_user_data() to change the user data.

◆ oeffis_new()

struct oeffis * oeffis_new ( void *  user_data)

Create a new oeffis context.

The context is refcounted and must be released with oeffis_unref().

◆ oeffis_ref()

struct oeffis * oeffis_ref ( struct oeffis oeffis)

Increase the refcount of this struct by one.

Use oeffis_unref() to decrease the refcount.

Returns
the argument passed into the function

◆ oeffis_set_user_data()

void oeffis_set_user_data ( struct oeffis oeffis,
void *  user_data 
)

Set a custom data pointer for this context.

liboeffis will not look at or modify the pointer. Use oeffis_get_user_data() to retrieve a previously set user data.

◆ oeffis_unref()

struct oeffis * oeffis_unref ( struct oeffis oeffis)

Decrease the refcount of this struct by one.

When the refcount reaches zero, the context disconnects from DBus and all allocated resources are released.

Note
A caller must keep the oeffis context alive after a successful connection. Destroying the context results in the DBus connection being closed and that again results in our EIS fd being invalidated by the portal and/or the EIS implementation.
Returns
always NULL