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RE: CLIM and Sun Windows
Date: 7 Feb 90 09:21:00 EST
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (M HARPER)
I have a problem related to the changing developments in window
interfaces. My group is currently well into a project in which
we develop and debug on a Symbolics platform and deliver on a
Sun4 system using Lucid. Up until now, we have used the Lucid
Window Toolkit distributed with their Common Lisp; which sits on
top of SunView. In order to use any of the new CLIM
implementations (including Lucid's), we have to move to X Windows
or Sun's new Open Windows environment.
At OOPSLA '89 there was a paper from Sun Microsystems called: "The Use
of Multimethods and Method Combination in a CLOS Based Window Interface"
(by Muller, H., Rose, J., Kempf, J., & Stansbury, T.). In this paper a
system called SOLO is described as a virtual window machine. SOLO is
being developed by Sun for use in Sun/Lucid Common Lisp. SOLO provides
an interface/protocol for a window system. SOLO sits on top of native
window systems. The paper listed 3 window systems which SOLO supports:
Lucid Window Toolkit, X and NeWS.
Perhaps if SOLO is integrated with CLIM, it might give you what you