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SubjectRe: replacing X Window System !
On Tue, 16 May 2006, wrote:

> On Tue, 16 May 2006 15:19:16 PDT, alan said:
>> First of all, your assumptions are incorrect. Modern versions of X are
>> not old, unoptimised, will do remote sessions, etc.
> Remote sessions have been there as long as the DISPLAY environment variable - I
> think even X10.4, 2 decades and more ago, could do that. I know that it worked
> just fine 18 years ago with X11R1 (aah... building that from source on a 25mz
> Sun3 took a little while). (Anybody know when the first instance of
> pointing 'xmelt' at another user's machine for amusement was? :)

Yep. I know. Most people don't seem to know that X was designed to do
remote connections very early on.

> It's interesting that almost every attempt to devise something "better than X"
> always seems to get as far as an Xterm-alike, an XClock-alike, a primitive
> window manager, and 2 or 3 toy demo programs. Then, unless you're Microsoft
> or Apple, you discover that doing a complete window system is *hard*.....

"Those who do not learn the lessons of X are doomed to reimpliment them

"Waiter! This lambchop tastes like an old sock!" - Sheri Lewis
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