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1Re: Symbolics X Server?0
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 90 16:39 EDT
From: barmar@Think.COM (Barry Margolin)
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 90 15:58 EDT
From: Brad Miller <miller@CS.ROCHESTER.EDU>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 90 13:29:36 EDT
They have an X11R3 server for Genera 8.0; it's not as
buggy, and it's only very (but not extremely) slow. Both are included as
part of Symbolics's X Window System layered product, the main bulk of which
is their X Remote Screen facility, which allows Lispms to put a virtual
console up on an X server.
One could hope it would be X11R4 compatible by the time they ship 8.0; we've
been running R4 for a while already!
I think Genera 8.0 went into beta test in December, but X11R4 wasn't
released until January. And Genera is different enough from BSD Unix
that it's not an easy port. 8.0 has probably been frozen since early
March, so they would have had to port, alpha test, and beta test their
X11R4 implementation in two months. Genera may be a wonderful
development environment, but it can't do miracles.
Actually, Genera 8.0 went into beta test in early November, and ended at
the end of January. We decided it was too risky to change the X Server
for 8.0 release, given that we froze Genera and the layered products in
early March. We are working on getting X11R4 ready for the ECO in July.