Originally posted by coolamit78
My argument is that unless the original developers code an application to work on 2 different O/Ss.....we cant claim that application to be a cross-platform application....Basically, what I am trying to say is that if the X Consortium develops X11 for Windows, then we can say that X is platform independent....So Cygwin or any application developed by cygwin is not X....Its actually a 3rd party software....
But they have ported X to multiple platforms. It runs on Solaris, HPUX, Mac OSX, etc. Just because you can't find a readily available version for Windows that does not mean that it's not cross platform. The source code is available on the X website
. If someone takes the time to port it to Windows (and one of the other commercial vendors may have already)... I guess you can figure out where I'm going with this...