Re: X11 bashing
> > Personally having looked at Qt and KDE I am waiting to see what comes
> > out of the Hyperion project.
> > For those who haven't heard of it, it is a multi platform development
> > system written at the NCSA as is going to be used in the latest version
> > of Xmosaic among other things.
> > It is similar in design to Qt but I suspect will have a better licencing
> > agreement.
> > The big downside with it is that it isn't finished yet but such is life.
> > Joe.
> I don't think it's going to be free. I'll copy a message from off of the
> Hyperion project users mailing list.
> - Jim
I'm not sure one way or the other but I consider that it may be worth taking a
look at it when it gets here.
But since it will likely be a while it's hard to say.
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> Let me try to say this without stepping on anyone's feet...especially my own
> or anyone's at NCSA.
> I believe (think, don't really know for sure, but almost do) Mosaic 3.0 will
> be released as your standard free-type software stuff. I'm not for sure, but
> it looks like it will.
> Now, X Mosaic will be slightly different. The libraries being developed
> along-side the main source modules will more than likely reside under the
> "no commercial usage--you gotta license it" kind of license, but general
> public access to them etc.
> This is a gray area right now as we haven't gotten far enough along to
> really worry about it. It is quite possible that we will be lifting the
> libraries out of the Mosaic project and into another...thus the reason for
> the seperate licensing stuff. Note that I did say "possible"...that's
> because the future projects have yet to be approved.
> In other words...it's really to early to even worry/speculate about it.
> NCSA has always made public service code a part of its mission and will
> continue to do so.
> P.S. In the words of American McGee (iD Software), "Everything I've just
> said could be a complete lie." ... and in my own, "Yeah, what he said."
> Scott W. Powers, NCSA X Mosaic Project Lead and NCSA HTTPd Project Lead,
> National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at
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