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Window System Architecture: History, Terms and Concepts

  • James Gosling
  • David S. H. Rosenthal
  • Michelle J. Arden
Part of the Sun Technical Reference Library book series (SUN LIBRARY)

Abstract

This chapter defines and explains the terms that commonly describe window systems. It establishes a general level of understanding for future chapters. The four parts of this chapter offer:
  • a layered model of window systems;

  • a historical survey of window systems, illustrating how a number of systems fit into the model;

  • a detailed review of the components of the layered model;

  • an examination of the relationship between window system architectures and their environments.

Keywords

User Interface Imaging Model Multiple Process Address Space Virtual Memory 
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Copyright information

© Sun Microsystems, Inc. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • James Gosling
    • 1
  • David S. H. Rosenthal
    • 1
  • Michelle J. Arden
    • 1
  1. 1.Sun Microsystems, Inc.Mountain ViewUSA

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