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From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: MUX Window, from New Breed Software
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Date: Mon Oct 21 12:15:56 1996

 Date: 5 Dec 1995 05:26:57 GMT
 From: (William Kendrick)

By Spring 1996, New Breed Software will release "MUX Window", a windowing
system based on the X Window System.

Using a number of Atari 8-bits (400/800/XL/XE series) connected together
in a Local Area Network with the "Multiplexer" ("MUX" for short) from
Computer Software Services, this system presents a Client/Server scenario
similar to X.

The existing software uses a networkless model (the Window Manager / Server
are INCLUDEd within the Clients) and has proven to be most satisfactory
(albeit quickly running low on free RAM!)

For more information and (currently out of data) source code (in Action!,
an extremely fast, high level compiled language), please look here on the
World Wide Web:

Note: This system is NOT emulating the X Window system.  However, it would
be relatively simple to replace the Window Manager / Server GUI with a program
which intercepts MUX-Window calls, translates them to the X Window protocol,
and sends them to an X Terminal.  It would also be possible (not nearly as
simple, or as useful) to set up a MUX Window WM/Server as an extremely
scaled down X Terminal!  Ah, but to dream. :)

Thank you.

-bill!  |||
William (Bill) Kendrick / | \  ** New Breed Software **
Michael Current, 8-Bit Atari FAQ & Vendor/Developer Lists maintainer
   User groups: CAIN, SPACE, NWPAC /

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