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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx for Windows

From: Benjamin C. W. Sittler
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx for Windows
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 15:58:54 -0600 (MDT)

On Sat, 27 Sep 1997, T.E.Dickey wrote:

> > In short, Lynx for Windows 3.1 is likely more trouble than is warranted by
> > the tiny "market." If the "market" feels otherwise, it can build it
> > itself. I am willing to help, but have no windows programming experience
> > outside of Cygnus GNU/Win32 (which requires the Win32 console interface,
> > by the way.) Using a modified xterm to build an "xlynx" for any of the
> > Windows X servers seems to me like an easier solution. 
> what sort of development support do these "Windows X servers" have?
> (I've only seen turnkey systems).

None, except that they support the X network protocol, and could
conceivably be used with a Win32 Xlib application (no matter whether
they're running on the same machine.) The X libraries are fairly portable,
especially if all you're interested in is TCP/IP connections to the
X server. They could probably be built using the GNU-Win32 tool chain
by Cygnus (

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