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NeWS, a networked and extensible window system

Author: James Gosling; University Video Communications.
Publisher: Stanford, CA : University Video Communications, 1991, ©1990.
Series: Distinguished lecture series, vol. 3.; Industry leaders in computer science and electrical engineering.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lecture by James Gosling of Sun Microsystems. Describes NeWS, a system in which client messages containing PostScript programs are passed across the network to be executed by the server. This use of a programming language as a basis of communication protocol provides for the extensibility of the windowing system. NeWS also has a high-level imaging model that enables device-dependent advanced rendering. Discusses  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Gosling; University Video Communications.
OCLC Number: 23666780
Event notes: Recorded on June 21, 1990.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Distinguished lecture series, vol. 3.; Industry leaders in computer science and electrical engineering.
Other Titles: Networked and extensible window system
Responsibility: James Gosling.

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Lecture by James Gosling of Sun Microsystems. Describes NeWS, a system in which client messages containing PostScript programs are passed across the network to be executed by the server. This use of a programming language as a basis of communication protocol provides for the extensibility of the windowing system. NeWS also has a high-level imaging model that enables device-dependent advanced rendering. Discusses comparisons to similar systems.

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