[Xorg] Server side widgets

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Mon Jul 12 01:00:19 PDT 2004

Ely Levy wrote:
> Someone mentioned DPS saying Xsun uses it.
> Can someone who knows it elebrate on how they solved those problems?

DPS is simply a server-side Postscript rendering engine - not server
side widgets.  (Perhaps someone is confusing DPS with NeWS, which was
a completely separate window system that used Postscript rendering and
server side widgets.  You should be able to find out more about that
in a web search of long-ago window system wars.)

About the only thing that DPS actually is used for in Xsun today is
viewing Postscript documents in the CDE & OpenWindows image viewers.
(GNOME on Solaris uses Ghostscript on the client side to display
  Postscript files, just like GNOME on Linux.)

	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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