Document regarding the port of NeWs windows to 4D/70

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Document regarding the port of NeWs windows to 4D/70

Unread postby Dubhthach » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:55 am

I like reading about old Windowing systems from the 1980's. Often the problem is finding enough documentation about them. Anyways while doing some reading up about Sun's NeWs system I came across the following in google books:

http://books.google.com/books?id=xHSoK66z34YC&lpg=PA193&pg=PA187#v=onepage&q&f=false

Has a section regarding the port of NeWs done by SGI. Not huge amount of information but it's a nice little bit of history. For example seems the first port done internally was to an IRIS 3030 before they ported it to the 4D/70.

Anyways hope people enjoy :)
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Re: Document regarding the port of NeWs windows to 4D/70

Unread postby hazelden » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:40 am

Thanks for the link. I enjoyed reading about the development process for NeWs on IRIX.
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Re: Document regarding the port of NeWs windows to 4D/70

Unread postby SAQ » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:21 am

I wish there was more information on the non-X graphical methods of the time. X is getting so cumbersome now that it might be time to start looking at other options (and then having a "frozen" X server that runs on top of it similar to what Apollo did with DN, SGI did with 4Sight in the 3.3 era, and Apple does with Quartz).
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Re: Document regarding the port of NeWs windows to 4D/70

Unread postby porter » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:08 pm

SAQ wrote:X is getting so cumbersome now that it might be time to start looking at other options


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