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X Windows Version 11.5
A Concise Description

Tim Love - CUED

This document is an introduction to the X Windows system particularly from the point of view of a programmer in C. It does not constitute a rigorous definition of X - in particular the color and internationalisation features of X11R5 are not described - but instead aims to give a balanced view of the whole system and describe some common programming techniques.

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Tim Love
Mon Mar 11 17:03:18 GMT 1996