Re: motif and X
>>>>> "TT" == The Tick <S566@aacci.aacc.cc.md.us> writes:
TT> SWiM Motif came on a single CD-ROM, in a plain white envelope
TT> all in a cardboard mailer. And thats it. No manuals (manuals
TT> cost extra, but I saw PostScript Motif
TT> reference manuals on the CD).
You can turn those PS manuals into a very readable form with DEC
SRC's virtual paper software. You can find it at:
... it works well; I bought a Zip drive just for documents in this
form. You can browse around in a book with it really easily. Press
'c' for the table of contents, 'i' for the index, and type a number to
jump to that page. You can also search for things, and highlight and
paste out of books made with it. I think I like the Lectern reader's
interface better than Adobe's acroreader. You can get around a lot
faster than in a paper book. It's got an excellent display. I like it
when you press 'z' and have it fill the screen. It's sort of like
reading from microfilm at the library.
I've got all of the X window's books in that form; waiting for when
I'm ready to read them. The motif manual would be good that way too.
There's no Debian package yet, AFAIK. I don't know how to make them
yet either :-(, or maybe I'd look into doing it for everyone.
Lectern is written in Modula-3, which is an important Internet
programming language. Dr. Dobb's Journal just ran an article about a
distributed object system scripted with Obliq, which is another M3
program. The w3 consortium talks about M3 in writings I've glanced
over... It does things that java does; and did them first, I believe.
You can get it on Linux too; for free, at DEC SRC...
Karl M. Hegbloom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portland, OR USA
Debian GNU 1.2 Linux 2.0.29t
You tell me and we'll both know. Or ask me again in a few years,
and maybe I'll tell you then.