[TUHS] X and NeWS history (long)

Nemo cym224 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 11:08:36 AEST 2017


On 13/09/2017, Jon Steinhart <jon at fourwinds.com> wrote (in part):
> Yes, it was originally SunTools and was renamed SunView.  But, XView was a
> bit different although my memory of it all might be fading.
>
> XView was a library that mapped SunView calls into X.  But, I have a faint
> memory that there was more to it than that.  I think that there was a
> conversion program that one had to run on the source code as part of the
> conversion, and that that processor put flagging comments in for things
> that couldn't automatically be converted.

My memory tends to be agree but as it last appeared in Solaris 9 and I
have no Solaris 9 machines left, I cannot verify.

N.


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