[TUHS] X and NeWS history (long)
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Wed Sep 13 13:25:53 AEST 2017
On 09/12/2017 09:01 PM, Jon Steinhart wrote:
> Well, I agree that this is one area in which X does OK.
I also like how X will allow me to have windows from remote programs
mixed with local programs and does not require a full desktop. (A
feature that RDP has gotten in the last 10 ? years.)
> Although, being a command line sort of guy, I'm happy to ssh into a machine
> and run commands. I try to avoid non-scriptable GUIs.
I completely agree.
> I don't administer headless machines, and stay very far away from Oracle.
> I'm not sure what their installer does, but usually running X requires an
> installed and running system.
Sadly my use case what proving to a ... questionable DBA that things
could work as directed, despite his objections the other way.
Since I was not familiar with Oracle RAC and Oracle DB, I needed to go
the front door route, taking screen shots and documenting each and
everything I did. (Partially for political reasons.)
Yes, you do need an installed (base) OS with some dependencies.
Thankfully you don't need a full window manager or the bloat that comes
with things like Gnome / KDE.
> So since a number of people have justified networked graphics we're back
> to the question of what an API should look like. At a very high level,
> it needs to be modular because there is no one thing that gets done with
> graphics, and there's no reason to carry a huge API around just because
> you need a small part of it. In particular, there is a distinction
> between applications that spit out geometry and those that spit out mass
> quantities of pixel/voxel data.
"voxel"? I'll have to look that up.
> Also, because of the way that this discussion started, I'm not sure whether
> or not resource management (windows, keyboard, etc.) falls under the
> umbrella of graphics.
I expect that they should be included in such discussions. After all,
they are intimately related. GUI applications are of questionable value
if you can't interact with them.
Grant. . . .
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