Artifact Details

Title

NeWS: a networked and extensible Window System

Catalog Number

102624680

Type

Moving Image

Date

1990-06

Credits

Gosling, James

Publisher

University Video Communications

Duration

00:50:04

Format

Betacam SP

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From University Video Communications' catalog:

"This lecture 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 allows for the extensive range of the windowing system. NeWS also has a high-level imaging model that enables device-independent advanced rendering. Comparisons to similar systems are discussed."

Category

Lecture

Series Title

University Video Communications: Distinguished Lecture Series

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013