[TUHS] earliest paint program for X

Ronald Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Tue Jul 12 09:04:18 AEST 2016


There might have been a simpler icon editor.   My memory of the early X stuff is pretty hazy.

> On Jul 11, 2016, at 6:52 PM, Mark Longridge <cubexyz at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Ok, I hope this question isn't too off-topic...
> 
> I was looking through the X10R3 source tree trying to find the
> earliest paint program for X. I wasn't able to see anything that
> looked like a paint program.
> 
> Xpaint might be the oldest, wikipedia says the first version appeared in 1989.
> 
> Searching for xpaint on tuhs returned no matches, but I saw that
> 4.3BSD-Tahoe had some old X programs but nothing listed there seemed
> to be a paint program.
> 
> Maybe xgedit? It's listed as a "simple graphic editor for the X window
> system", but I don't know if it really qualifies as a paint program.
> 
> Mark



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