[rescue] NeWS (was: FS/FTGH: Sun kit)

Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 patrick at zill.net
Tue Jan 17 13:05:20 CST 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-17 at 12:36, Richard wrote:
> In article <43CCF9EA.2000606 at shelbyvilledesign.com>,
>     Erie Patsellis <erie at shelbyvilledesign.com>  writes:
> > or worse yet, program in postscript (I had one of the earlies of the 
> > linotronics, the first year, I set type by typing raw postscript. God, I 
> > don't miss those days
> Speaking of PostScript, I remember before the X Window System became
> the defacto window system on all workstations that people often talked
> about how wonderful NeWS was for its display postscript model.  God,

NeWS was designed so that only the PS code that was needed was downloaded over the network and run on the client.  I believe that bundled somewhere into NeWS was a bytecoded PS interpreter.

Guy who designed NeWS:  James Gosling
Guy who designed Java:  James Gosling

The more things change ... QED .


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