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Re: Requirements for reliable message delivery

From: Marshall T. Rose <mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 11:31:37 -0800
Message-ID: <05a201c17843$4c67d660$fe0aa840@FATORA>
To: "Jim Gettys" <jg@pa.dec.com>
Cc: "Jim Gettys" <jg@pa.dec.com>, "Discuss Apps" <discuss@apps.ietf.org>, "Marshall Rose" <mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us>
jim - i think we pretty much are in agreement, but one question:

> Thousands of graphics apps have been built on top of X: the point being,
> for the domain of graphics, one protocol was designed to support (almost)
> all comers, and we succeeded at that up until about 1993.  Keith Packard
> and I are conspiring to try to update X again to get back to that level
> of universality (X, right now, does not include translucent windows,
> which it needs, and a few other items, though Keith's recent work has
> added antialised text and graphics with alpha blending, based on and
> extending beyond Rob Pike's Plan 9 work).

what happened exactly in 93? in general, once you start winning, it's hard
to stop winning...

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