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Old 01-05-2004, 09:48 PM   #16
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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...
 
Old 01-06-2004, 08:06 AM   #17
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To feel a little of the X taste on Windows for free, you sould try this: (X11 forwarding over ssh)
  • Download the weirdX applet from http://www.jcraft.com/weirdx/
  • Download PuTTY from http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~s.../download.html
  • Open WeirdX, perhaps you can double-click on it, or you need to run it with "javaw" from the MS-Dos prompt.
  • Open an SSH connection with PuTTY to your machine, and select the option X11 forwarding the configuration. You need to enter "localhost:2" in the host field, because weirdx is listening at port 6002.
  • then connect with putty.
  • run an X11 application in putty, something like xclock, xterm, xeyes, gedit, or mozilla
  • close the applications, and quit.

If you're on linux, all you have to do is "ssh -X user@hostname" to enable X11 forwarding. Only enable X11 forwarding if you really have to, because you allow the other host to interact with your local display!
 
  


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