Mac XWindows emulators.....

Jerry Learn learn at u.washington.edu
Tue Mar 5 11:02:06 EST 1996

In article <Andy.Law-0503960911490001 at pc0734.ri.bbsrc.ac.uk>,
Andy.Law at bbsrc.ac.uk (Andy Law) wrote:

>In article <4hfkm4$p3p at nntp1.best.com>, jquinn at nntp.best.com (Dr.Greg
>Quinn) wrote:
> >  Any suggestions for the XWindows emulators for Macs to allow WPI access?
>MacX (from Apple or APDA)
>eXodus from White Pine Software
>MachTen (a full blown UNIX) from Tenon
>WPI? Don't do it, it's ghastly!!

To elaborate a bit on Andy Law's comments:

I use eXodus, and it works pretty well.  I agree that WPI is pretty much
an abomination (whew, that's a bit harsh).  Steve Smith, the developer of
GDE, the Genetic Data Environment, is now working for GCG and it appears
that WPI in its next incarnation will me more GDE-like in implementation. 
This should be a big plus, if you can wait 6-9 months.  

In the meantime, my advice is to try to find a X-terminal and try out WPI
before buying an X emulator.  If you are a power-GCG user already, it
might be of some help.  If not spend a few days (weeks?) trying to learn
the command line interface for GCG.  You'll need to know how it works if
you are going use WPI.
Jerry Learn

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