From: Michelangelo De Simone <email@example.com>
Subject: [TUHS] X11 Conservancy Project
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2022 10:15:19 -0800 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <9E95A884-6101-4545-8638-CC1D0C94DEB9@ngelo.eu> (raw)
The X11 Conservancy Project (X11CP) pulls together the disparate set of programs which were being written between the very late 80s, and early 90s -- usually for Unix and Linux.
As the Internet expanded and Linux distributions became established, certain FTP sites were largely used to host some of the more established programs, as well as those found in the LSM.
But the early dawn of free software, especially around applications written for X11, using Motif and XT and other widget libraries has now mostly been consigned to obscurity.
With X11 itself now under threat of no longer being developed in favour of Wayland, these applications are going to be harder to run and be discovered.
Hence, the X11CP is designed to be a central place for hosting the sources of these applications, and to showcase their unique history and properties. In keeping this software active, it will help keep an important historical point alive.
next reply other threads:[~2022-12-25 18:16 UTC|newest]
Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top
2022-12-25 18:15 Michelangelo De Simone [this message]
2022-12-25 19:16 ` [TUHS] " segaloco via TUHS
2022-12-25 19:57 ` Michael Kjörling
2022-12-25 20:51 ` [TUHS] OLIT, MoOLIT, and NeWS (was: X11 Conservancy Project) G. Branden Robinson
2022-12-25 21:03 ` [TUHS] " Brad Spencer
2022-12-25 21:38 ` josh
2022-12-25 21:47 ` Ron Natalie
2022-12-26 6:26 ` arnold
2022-12-26 19:37 ` Jon Steinhart
2022-12-26 4:18 ` Warner Losh
2022-12-26 9:59 ` [TUHS] Re: X11 Conservancy Project Lars Brinkhoff
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