Computer History - Herong's Notes - Version 3.11, by Dr. Herong Yang
XFree86 - Open Source Implementation of X
This section provides a quick introduction of XFree86, a free and open source implementation of X Window System.
One popular, free and open source implementation of the X Window System for Linux systems is XFree86 developed by the XFree86 Project, Inc. led by David Dawes.
XFree86 was first released in 1992 and has gone through many releases now:
XFree86 1.0m September 2, 1992, for X11R5 XFree86 2.0 October 1993 XFree86 3.0 August 26, 1994, for X11R6 XFree86 4.0 March 8, 2000
On a Linux 2.0.30 system, XFree86 3.2 was installed with the following main directories:
/usr/X11R6/bin/* All executable programs related to X11. For example: /usr/X11R6/bin/xinit - X Window System initializer /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm - X Display Manager /usr/X11R6/bin/xsm - X Session Manager /usr/X11R6/bin/twm - Tab Window Manager for the X Window System /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm - Terminal emulator for X /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config - Generate an XF86Config file /usr/X11R6/include/X11/* All C header files for developing X11 applications in C language. /usr/X11R6/include/X11/Xlib.h - X protocol library /usr/X11R6/include/X11/SM/SMlib.h - X Session Management Library /usr/X11R6/lib/* All compiled library files for X11 applications. /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6.1 - X11 protocol library /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6.0 - X Session Management Library /usr/X11R6/man/* Manual files for all X11 executable programs. For example: /usr/X11R6/man/man1/xinit.1x.gz - Manual file for "xinit" /usr/X11R6/man/man1/xdm.1x.gz - Manual file for "xdm" /usr/X11R6/man/man1/xsm.1x.gz - Manual file for "xsm" /usr/X11R6/man/man1/xterm.1x.gz - Manual file for "xterm"
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