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From: jim@expo.lcs.mit.edu (Jim Fulton)
Newsgroups: comp.graphics
Subject: Announcing Release 3 of the X Window System
Keywords: X11, R3, window systems
Message-ID: <4988@mit-vax.LCS.MIT.EDU>
Date: 27 Oct 88 18:01:46 GMT
Sender: jim@mit-vax.LCS.MIT.EDU
Organization: X Consortium, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science
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The X Consortium and the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science are proud to
announce the third release of the X Window System, Version 11.  Highlights of
this version include:

    o  many bugs have been fixed
    o  backing store and save-unders in sample servers
    o  professionally designed fonts donated by Adobe/Digital and Bitstream
    o  long font names, font name aliasing, font name wildcarding
    o  client and server support (monochrome only) for MacII under A/UX
    o  Xlib support for Cray supercomputers under UNICOS
    o  server support for Parallax Graphics video controllers
    o  correct arc code
    o  version of the X Toolkit Intrinsics adopted by the X Consortium
    o  improved documentation
    o  new Display Manager for running X automatically
    o  new utilities and demos
    o  updated versions of Andrew, Xr11, and InterViews
    o  lots of new user-contributed software, including:
	-  awm, twm, and rtl window managers
	-  fonts from X10, Berkeley Mac Users Group, and INFO-MAC
	-  HP and Sony widget sets
	-  lots of random utilities
	-  previewers for DVI, TROFF, and PIC
	-  mazewar, qix, xmille, and xtrek


The sample server, libraries, and applications are not in the public domain, 
but are freely available.  No license is required and there are no royalties;
vendors are actively encouraged to base products upon this software.

This release is available from the MIT Software Center, the DARPA Internet
sites listed below, the UUNET Project, and several consulting/mail-order firms.
It is organized into three pieces: the core software, user-contributed
toolkits, and the rest of the user-contributed software.  Sites that that have
access to the Internet will be able to retreive all three pieces themselves
from any of the following machines outside of normal business hours (9am-6pm
at that machine) using anonymous ftp:


    USA					Internet	anonymous ftp
    Location	Hostname		Address		directory

    West	gatekeeper.dec.com	128.45.9.52	pub/X.V11R3/
    Midwest	mordred.cs.purdue.edu	192.5.48.2	pub/X11/Release3/
    East	uunet.uu.net		192.12.141.129	X/X.V11R3/
    *		expo.lcs.mit.edu	18.30.0.212	pub/R3/

(*) in a galaxy far, far away.
(**) If mordred.cs.purdue.edu doesn't respond on 192.5.48.2, try 128.10.2.2.

The directories listed above contain a README (which you should read first), a
PostScript version of the release notes, and three directories containing
split, compressed tar files.

A set of three 1600bpi tapes in UNIX tar format plus printed versions of the
major manuals and a copy of the new Gettys, Newman, and Scheifler book "X
Window System: C Library and Protocol Reference" are available from the MIT
Software Center for the following rates (prices include shipping):

                                                     tapes,
                                 manuals,           manuals,     
                                   book               book         
                                ----------         ----------

          North America            $125               $400           

         Everywhere Else           $175               $500           


To order, please send a letter and a check payable to MIT in US currency for
the appropriate amount to:


			MIT Software Center
			Technology Licensing Office
			room E32-300
			77 Massachusetts Avenue
			Cambridge, MA  02139



For ordering information, call the "X Ordering Hotline" at +1 (617) 258-8330
after 31 October 1988 or the Software Center at +1 (617) 253-6966.


   Bob Scheifler, Jim Fulton, Keith Packard, Donna Converse, Michelle Leger
                                                               X Consortium
                                        MIT Laboratory for Computer Science

                                                                Ralph Swick
                                                         MIT Project Athena

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