[TUHS] tangential unix question: whatever happened to NeWS?

Rich Morin rdm at cfcl.com
Mon Jan 25 08:30:41 AEST 2021

Yes and no.  I actually had JavaScript (which I _knew_ that Brendan Eich wrote; sigh) in mind.   JavaScript, like NeWS, handles a wide range of display and interaction issues.  Of course, it sits on top of HTTP, but that's just a detail (:-).


> On Jan 24, 2021, at 13:10, Ronald Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
>> Too bad.  X won (at least in Unixish systems) and, as Rob Pike put it:  Sometimes when you fill a vacuum, it still sucks.  Curiously, JavaScript (another Gosling effort) is in some ways the modern version of NeWS...
> You mean Java.   JavaScript is a different language that Brendan Eich at Netscape wrote for their browser.

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