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From: "Ron Natalie" <>
To: "" <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: OLIT, MoOLIT, and NeWS (was: X11 Conservancy Project)
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2022 21:47:20 +0000	[thread overview]
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Much as I was a fan of NeWS back in the day (and later used a NeWS-ish 
complete with the Owen Densmore object oriented extensions) postscript 
interpreter as the basis for our product,
I’m having some issues with that “history.”   First off, you couldn’t 
arbitrarily cat a PostScript file to the screen and expect it to work.   
There were enough differences between Adobe and the NeWS version to 
cause problems.

The idea of putting small programs (written in PostScript) to handle the 
interaction was an interesting one.   The problem is that writing stuff 
in PostScript (even with the NeWS extensions) is so godawful that I have 
my doubts about having implemented an entire X Server in one (having 
written several X Servers subsequent to that).

Of course, Gosling came up with a more palatable development language 
for the next attempt:   Java.

------ Original Message ------
From "josh" <>
To "G. Branden Robinson" <>
Cc "" <>
Date 12/25/2022 4:38:32 PM
Subject [TUHS] Re: OLIT, MoOLIT, and NeWS (was: X11 Conservancy Project)

>>Ranging a bit farther afield, I wonder similarly about Sun's NeWS, 
>>I never saw in the flesh.
>You may find this fellow’s archaeological dig on NeWS and PostScript 
>He also attempted to make a NeWS clone: 
> (source available).

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  reply	other threads:[~2022-12-25 21:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-12-25 18:15 [TUHS] X11 Conservancy Project Michelangelo De Simone
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 [this message]
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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