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Xl1200 as x server
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 90 10:06 EDT
From: SWM@SAPSUCKER.SCRC.Symbolics.COM (Scott McKay)
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 90 12:20:37 EDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bart Burns)
We are interested in running Genera applications via x windows on
hostile platforms, using xl1200s as "Genera servers" . Anybody out
ther doing this?
We were showing exactly this capability at AAAI, in the form of a
SPARCstation 1 networked to a MacIvory using X. It was surprisingly
usable, much better than I would have thought. When we connected to
the XL1200, it was about as good as a local console (except for the
Sun keyboard, of course :-).
Just how does this work (for the X naive)? Can you run pretty much
anything on the lispm? Or does it have to be rewritten for X (like
applications running on hostile platforms)? Or does it have to be
otherwise X `compatible' in some fashion? If not all apps can run, can
you give a brief idea of what can & cant?
In particular can Macsyma be run (and get graphics and stuff)? This
would be a good argument for spending some money on this.
And, since you only mentioned Ivories; How does it do with a lowly 3640?
Finally, rumor had it that in previous incarnations the X client (or was it the
server?) was fairly buggy. Is the 8.0 version better?