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FYI on the X window system (RFC1198) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002011D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 3K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R.W. Scheifler: AUTHOR


Status of this Memo

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Network Working Group B. Scheifler

Request for Comments: 1198 MIT Laboratory for Computer Science

FYI: 6 January 1991

FYI on the X Window System

Status of this Memo

This FYI RFC provides pointers to the published standards of the MIT

X Consortium. This memo provides information for the Internet

community. It does not specify any Internet standard. Distribution

of this memo is unlimited.

The following documents are standards of the MIT X Consortium:

X Window System Protocol

X Version 11, Release 4

Robert W. Scheifler

Xlib - C Language X Interface

X Version 11, Release 4

James Gettys, Robert W. Scheifler, Ron Newman

X Toolkit Intrinsics - C Language Interface

X Version 11, Release 4

Joel McCormack, Paul Asente, Ralph R. Swick

Bitmap Distribution Format

Version 2.1

Inter-Client Communication Conventions Manual

Version 1.0

David S. H. Rosenthal

Compound Text Encoding

Version 1.1

Robert W. Scheifler

X Logical Font Description Conventions

Version 1.3

Jim Flowers

X Display Manager Control Protocol

Version 1.0

Keith Packard

X11 Nonrectangular Window Shape Extension

Version 1.0

Keith Packard

The following documents are draft standards of the MIT X Consortium.

To become standards, further "proof of concept" is required, in the

form of working implementations. The specifications may be subject

to incompatible changes if implementation efforts uncover significant


PEX Protocol Specification

Version 4.0P

Randi J. Rost (editor)

Extending X for Double-Buffering, Multi-Buffering, and Stereo

Version 3.2

Jeffrey Friedberg, Larry Seiler, Jeff Vroom

Standards and draft standards of the MIT X Consortium are generally

included in the MIT X software distribution. The distribution is

usually available via anonymous FTP from a variety of hosts around

the world. Questions about FTP sites for the current release can be

sent to The distribution can also be

ordered on tape from MIT for a nominal charge, contact:

MIT Software Distribution Center

Technology Licensing Office

Room E32-300

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: (617) 258-8330

The MIT X Consortium can be reached by writing to the Director:

Bob Scheifler