Subject: Xhibition '89 -The X Window System Technical Conference and Trade Show
Date: 11 Jun 89 00:13:09 GMT
Organization: The Internet
Below is the schedule for this year's show. Xhibition '89 will be held
at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California from Sunday,
June 25 thru Wednesday, June 28.
In addition to the presentations below, there will be tutorials, BOFs,
and exhibits from over 50 vendors. Further information may be obtained
by sending mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 617/547-0510, or by FAX to
Register now by phone and avoid registration lines and a $50 late fee!
Specific registration information is found at the end of this message.
TECHNICAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE
9:00 IMPROVING X VEX: THE VIDEO EXTENSION X TERMINALS, A TECH. VIEW
Richard Stallman, FSF Todd Brunhoff, Chair
9:30 LOOK AND FEEL ISSUES Tektronix Jim Fulton,
Richard Stallman, FSF XIE: The Imaging Extension X Consortium
10:00 John Weber,
10:30 X ON THE PC IMAGING AND THE EFFECT OF X WINDOW MANAGERS
Chair Chair Chair
11:00 Mitch Irsfeld, John Montelione, Ellis Cohen,
Executive Editor, President, OSF
11:30 Unix Today! Paragon Imaging
1:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DAVID TORY, CEO of the Open Software Foundation
2:00 THE FUTURE OF X IN A WIDGET SETS X11/NeWS DESIGN OVERVIEW
COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT Michael Riley Steve Evans,
2:30 Chair AT&T Bell Labs Sun Microsystems
Pauline Alker, Gene Dykes
3:00 President, Cornell University XVIEW, AN OPEN LOOK TOOLKIT
Acer Counterpoint Tom Jacobs,
3:30 X TESTING CONCERNS Sun Microsystems
4:00 NEW WAVE Larry Woestman, OPEN LOOK DESIGN GOALS
Steve Brown, Hewlett-Packard Scott Ritchie,
4:30 Hewlett-Packard Sun Microsystems
5:00 X DESKTOP ALTERNATE COLOR MODELS AT&T'S OPEN LOOK,
IXI Joann Taylor, AN XT-BASED TOOLKIT
5:30 Tektronix Betty Dall, Marcel Meth,
6:00 AT&T Bell Labs
9:00 INTERNATIONALIZATION X APPLICATIONS C
Chair Daniel Dardailler, BULL O
9:30 Richard Treadway, John Uehley, Caltech N
Dir. of Open Software Strategy, and T
10:00 DEC Frederick Sells, DES I
10:30 A STANDARDS UPDATE U
11:00 Hal Jesperson, SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION D
POSIX Software Group Dave Thompson, B
11:30 NCSA E
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9:00 UI DESIGN AND LAYOUT TOOLS PORTING X: Porting X to VMS
Kevin Brophy, Nixdorf Jay Bolgatz, DEC
9:30 Martha Szczur, NASA/GSFC VAX Standard Calling Bindings
Mike Foody, Visual Edge Software Jaqueline Ferguson, DEC
10:30 Porting X to Primos
Don Koch, Prime Computer
11:00 USER INTERFACE APPLICATIONS PORTING EXPERIENCES
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Chair
11:30 Chair Niraj Swarup,
Lawrence Timmins, Frame Technology
1:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: TOM MACE, Vice President, Unix International
2:00 DISPLAY POSTSCRIPT PORTING THE SERVER TO MACHINES C
Rob Babcock, WITH DUMB FRAME BUFFERS O
2:30 Adobe Systems Joel McCormack, DEC N
3:00 OSF'S MOTIF PORTING THE SERVER TO MACHINES I
Katheryn Birkbeck, WITH SMART FRAME BUFFERS N
3:30 Open Software Foundation Donald Mullis, DEC U
4:00 WRITING FRIENDLY, PORTABLE PORTING THE SERVER TO THE D
UNIX APPLICATIONS MACINTOSH OPERATING SYSTEM B
4:30 Ed Lee, Alan Mimms, E
Hewlett-Packard Apple Computer L
5:00 OPEN FONTS IN X11 ISSUES FOR SERVER EVOLUTION O
Julie Acosta, Mark Luppi, W
5:30 James Gosling, Fusion Systems Group
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2:00 X AND LISP PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCES WITH-
Don Tillman, DECwindows
2:30 Lucid, Inc.
AT&T's OPEN LOOK
3:00 GRAMMI, AN ADA-BASED
3:30 Karen Mackey, ESL InterViews
4:00 X IN A SECURE ENVIRONMENT
4:30 Jim Fulton,
5:00 USING X TO BUILD AN
5:30 Mark Coleman,
Santa Cruz Operations
Special Tutorial: Free with the Technical Program
An Introduction to X: A Strategic Overview- (Monday 2-5 pm)
Peter Winston, ICS
This tutorial serves as an introduction to X for both programmers and
non-programmers alike. The technical aspects of X, each major component
and its relation to the entire system, will be discussed. Features and
deficiencies are outlined and contrasted with the underlying design goals
and philosophy. Also discussed are the Main Players in the X community.
We examine their motives and strategies to discover how and why X has gained
the prominence it has in such a sort time, and where X is headed in the future.
Sunday morning, 9:00-12:00 Sunday Afternoon, 2:00-5:00
1a. Programming X 1b Programming X
2 Fund. of Graphics 3 User Interface Design
10 Color 11 XView
20 Xt Intrinsics 21 Widget Writing
14 AT&T's Open Look Toolkit
Monday morning, 9:00-12:00 Monday Afternoon, 2:00-5:00
4 Using Widgets 12 Motif
1a Programming X (repeat) 1b Programming X (repeat)
22 Inter-Client Comm. Conventions 13 Writing Portable X Code
23 Display PostScript 24 PEX
Tuesday morning, 9:00-12:00 Tuesday Afternoon, 2:00-5:00
5 C++ 6 InterViews
25 Server Internals 7 Andrew
1. a,b - Programming the X Window System
Integrated Computer Solutions
Guest Instructor Adrian Nye, O'Reilly & Associates
This two-part tutorial is for those with little or no experience in X.
It begins with an overview of the X architecture, and moves into programming
with the X toolkit (Xt). Examples from both the Athena and HP Widget Sets are
used. Students are then introduced to programming with Xlib, a lower level of
programming. This course will also describe how to mix widgets from different
widget sets and how to intermix Xlib and toolkit calls.
Students should have experience with the C programming language.
2. Fundamentals of Interactive Computer Graphics
Olin Lathrop, Cognivision, Inc
This tutorial serves as an introduction to the world of computer graphics.
We explore interactive concepts, terms, and programming techniques. Emphasis
will be placed on general concepts rather than specific details. Students
will gain an understanding of where and how X fits into the computer graphics
3. User Interface Design
Pat Billingsley, Interactive Technologies
This tutorial examines the difficulties of designing a coherent user interface
and their solutions. We examine how to present information and ask for user
input in the way most suited to the data. We also explore several improve-
ments that make applications more usable in X and other environments.
4. Using Widgets
Bob Joyce, Coherent Thought
This tutorial will introduce novice X programmers to the Xt Toolkit. Students
will learn the basics of programming in X using 'widgets'. Specific topics
will include the class and instance hierarchies, simple and composite widgets,
instantiating and initializing widgets, processing events, and the utilization
of callback functions. Also covered: using the resource database and
debugging toolkit based applications.
5. Object-oriented Programming with C++
Mark A. Linton, Stanford University
This tutorial will introduce the basic concepts of object-oriented using the
C++ language. Specific examples will be presented that show encapsulation,
data abstraction,and inheritance using C++ classes and virtual functions.
Other features of C++ which will be covered include constructors, overloading,
and inline functions. Examples will be drawn primarily from the
implementation of user interfaces. Prior knowledge of C is desirable though
Paul Calder, Stanford University
In this tutorial, we describe InterViews, a C++ toolkit for X. InterViews
provides a true object-oriented programming interface that supports the
composition of interactive objects, text objects, and graphic objects. The
construction of three applications will be presented: a dialog box built from
interactive objects, a simple drawing editor using a hierarchy of graphical
objects, and a simple editor using a hierarchy of text objects. Students
should be familiar with C++.
Thomas Neuendorffer, Carnegie-Mellon University
This introduction to the Andrew Toolkit (ATK) and the Andrew Development
Environment Workbench (ADEW) provides experienced C programmers with the
information needed to begin creating ATK/ADEW applications. It includes an
overview of ATK, use of insets, sample ADEW applications, considerations in
developing new applications, and the use of ADEW as an alternative to ATK.
Bob Toole, Tektronix
This tutorial describes the use of color in an X application. Information will
be presented on visuals, colormap creation and installation, color allocation
and definition, making applications portable across color and monochrome
displays, various color models. Special attention will be placed on the
intelligent selection and use of color.
11. XView, An Open Look Toolkit
XView Development Team, Sun Microsystems
This tutorial describes the many aspects of programming with XView, Sun's Open
Look Toolkit. Topics covered will include the static subclassing system,
inheritance, attribute-variable lists, objects, callbacks, and the XView
Notifier. The Open Look user interface will also be described.
12. Programming with Motif
Ellis Cohen, Open Software Foundation
This tutorial presents Motif, OSF's User Environment Component. We will
provide a detailed look at the four major parts of Motif: the widget set, the
user interface language, the window manager, and the style guide. We will
cover areas of interest to end users, application writers, and widget and
window manager developers. A basic knowledge of X11 is all that is assumed.
13. Writing Portable X Code
Mark Manasse, Digital Equipment Corporation
This tutorial explores the many problem areas in writing portable applications
and the techniques application programmers can use to enhance the portability
of their software. Specific attention is focused on keeping applications
robust when faced with varying memory limits, resolution, colormaps,
keyboards, and available fonts.
14. AT&T's Open Look Toolkit
James Bash, Richard Smolucha, AT&T Bell Laboratories
This tutorial presents the Open Look programming environment. It will begin
with an overview of the environment, the Xt-based toolkit, the File Manager,
the Workspace Manager and the Window Manager. A case study of the creation of
a text editor will be used to illustrate the Management facilities.
20. Tour of the Xt Intrinsics
Ralph Swick, DEC/Project Athena
This tutorial provides an explanation of Xt and its components. The What,
Why, and How of Xt are explored along with various design considerations.
Particular attention will be given to facilities that can be used in multiple
ways, describing the alternatives and ramifications. This course is intended
for experienced X programmers who are interested in the inner workings of Xt.
21. Widget Writing
Mark Ackerman, Project Athena/ICS
This tutorial serves as an introduction to customizing existing, and writing
new widgets for the Xt toolkit. Classing and subclassing mechanisms,
inheritance, resources, and translation management will be covered. Students
should be experienced X programmers.
22. Inter-client Communications Conventions
Glenn Widener, Tektronix
This tutorial provides an explanation of the recently-approved set of
conventions that allow clients to cooperate in the use of selections and cut
buffers. Window management, sessions management, and resources; how these
conventions should be used to ensure that your application will coexist with
others in an X environment.
23. Display PostScript
Ken Anderson, Adobe Systems
This tutorial describes the Display PostScript graphics programming environment
and its architecture, how it may be used as an imaging machine within X, and
utilities which allow the application programmer access to PostScript's
functionality such as pswrap, the Postscript to C preprocessor.
Marty Hess, Sun Microsystems
X3D-PEX (or simply, PEX) is an emerging multi-vendor supported protocol
extension to the X Window System for the rendering of PHIGS and PHIGS+ three
dimensional graphics within windows in a distributed environment. This tutorial
covers the evolution and architecture of PEX, briefly explores the impact that
the use of PEX might have on an application environment, and investigates
considerations that should be made by application and graphics-system
25. Server Internals
Todd Newman, Digital Equipment Corporation
This tutorial is a tour through one of the more successful examples of
portable, customizable software. It shows system designers and server
implementors how the parts of the X server fit together, and tells why
particular design and implementation decisions were made. This case study
in big system design focuses on detailed information about how processes
such as GC Validation and other server magic work.
Printed attendee and registration information, and the Xhibition poster
can be obtained by sending mail to email@example.com with your postal
address included, or by calling 617/547-0510, or FAXing 617/547-0758.
REGISTER BY PHONE! Avoid registration lines!
Telephone registrations are being accepted at 415/388-3777.
Mastercard, VISA, and American Express are accepted.
Pricing is as follows: Students
1 half-day tutorial $200 $100
2 half-day tutorials $300 $150
3 half-day tutorials $400 $225
4 half-day tutorials $450 $250
5 half-day tutorials $500 $275
6 half-day tutorials $500 $275 <- 6th tutorial free
Technical Program $200 $100
includes Special Tutorial on Monday, 'An Introduction to X: the
Strategic Overview' (2-5 pm), all panel and seminar sessions, Keynotes,
Conference Proceedings, and entrance to the trade exhibits.
Vendor exhibits only $ 25 $ 25 <--included with Technical
Program and Tutorials
Full Set of Tutorial notes $200 $200
There is a $50.00 late fee for on-site registrations.
(Late fee does not apply to Vendor exhibits only.)
For hotel registration, please contact the hotels directly.
Be sure to ask for the special Xhibition '89 rates.
Red Lion Inn $ 95 800/547-8010
LeBaron Hotel $ 85 800/662-9896
Hyatt, San Jose $ 89 800/233-1234
Fairmont Hotel $120 800/527-4727
Holiday Inn $ 75 800/HOLIDAY
The above hotels are all within 1.5 miles of the Convention Center.
American Airlines is offering a special Conference rate.
Ask for STAR File # S0569VM. Telephone 800/433-1790.
c/o Integrated Computer Solutions
163 Harvard Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617/547-0510 FAX- 617/547-0758 firstname.lastname@example.org