NeWS (Windowing System)

Created on 2022-09-04T23:05:52-05:00

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Basically the Electron of the greybeards.

Whole system runs as a PostScript interpreter connected to display out. You send PostScript which handles the GUI elements which are rendered and it sends events back to host applications when it needs to communicate with those. It takes the role of both JavaScript as well as HTML/CSS.

Display is separated in to "canvasses" which can overlap one another.

Events (mouse, keyboard, timer, etc) flowed down a tree structure which either handles the events or passes them downward.