POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.unix : X Windows display: disabled : Re: X Windows display: disabled Server Time
21 Mar 2023 22:47:02 EDT (-0400)
  Re: X Windows display: disabled  
From: jr
Date: 8 Oct 2018 17:10:00
Message: <web.5bbbc6d46c2a6a24b0d4fc1e0@news.povray.org>

dick balaska <dic### [at] buckosoftcom> wrote:
> On 10/08/2018 04:00 PM, clipka wrote:
> >
> > Don't come anywhere /near/ the POV-Ray code with C++/Tk! That thing is
> > an abomination, a Frankensteinian monstrosity.
> >
> Oh it can't be any worse than X11. (I can't believe such a thing could
> come out of MIT. I thought those were smart people?  'X' reeks of
> designed by a committee of budgies.)

fwiw, from a user perspective X11 is hard to beat.  I /like/ being able to run a
program on machine A and getting the i/o forwarded to machine B, without needing
VNC or RDP or whatnot.

> The Qt thing is pretty slick.  Maybe I should make an edition that is
> straight command line plus preview window.

with "-into" option a la Xterm?

regards, jr.

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