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Naive X-1Server0-for-Symbolics Question
- To: slug@WARBUCKS.AI.SRI.COM
- Subject: Naive X-1Server0-for-Symbolics Question
- From: Richard J Brandau <rjb1%vega%gte.com@RELAY.CS.NET>
- Date: Mon, 31 Jul 89 12:28:00 EDT
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We're interested in using some of our Symbolics machines as part-time X
servers -- that is, to act as terminals for an X client process running
on a UNIX network host.
What I think I know so far:
CLX seems to be the opposite: 1sort of 0a Common Lisp language binding for
making an X client. Right?
Symbolics1 (really ILA?)0 X-Windows1 [sic*] seems to be a very smart
version of an X client, generating X from 2(any?)1 Genera application. It
might also include a server, though this isn't really explicit in the
blurb I got from my sales rep.
So, does anyone have experience with Symbolics X-Windows? Will it do
what I want, as well as the really neat stuff that I don't really need?
Is there something simpler/cheaper that just implements the server? Is
there something else we should consider (like interoperability with CLIM
and/or Common Windows and/or <Other-User-Interface-Standards-Salad>)?
I'd be grateful for any reduction of uncertainty.
-- Rich Brandau
* I 2do1 know that "It's a window system named X, not a system named
X-Windows," though I don't know why I should care.