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Section - -77- What books about the X Window System and OSF/Motif do you recommend?

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  Introductory Texts on the X Window System

  - O'Reilly and Associates Inc., "The Definitive Guides to the X
    Window System", by Valerie Quercia and Tim O'Reilly. Vol.  3, "X
    Window System User's Guide", Sebastopol, CA., 1988, 1989.

    Discusses being an end user of the X window system.  Covers topics
    like window manages, font specifications, standard X clients and
    resources.

  Texts on X Window System Programming

  - O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. "The Definitive Guides to the X
    Window System", by Adrian Nye. Vol. 1, "Xlib Programming Manual",
    Sebastopol, CA, 1990.

    Contains the introductory elements for programming with the Xlib,
    the lowest level of the X window system.  Discusses concepts such
    as X color capacities, windows, events, drawing primitives.

  - Young, Douglas A., "X Window Systems Programming and Applications
    with Xt" (OSF/Motif Edition). Prentice Hall. Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
    1990.

    A thorough book starting with the basics of programming with a
    toolkit though advanced topics.  Contains source code for several
    small complete applications.  (Source code for this book is also
    available on line in the /usr/src directory of the Motif
    Development option.)

  - O'Reilly and Associates Inc., "The Definitive Guides to the X
    Window System", by Adrian Nye and Tim O'Reilly. Vol. 4, "X Toolkit
    Intrinsics Programming Manual", Sebastopol, CA., 1990.

    Another reference for programming with the OSF/Motif toolkit.
    Covers topics including basic programming, widgets, resources, and
    more advanced topics.

  Reference Texts for the X Window System :

  - O'Reilly and Associates Inc., "The Definitive Guides to the X
    Window System", by Adrian Nye. Vol. 2, "Xlib Reference Manual",
    Sebastopol, CA., 1988.

    Complete reference for Xlib library routines.

  - Scheifler, Robert and James Gettys, X Window System, Second
    Edition, Digital Press, 1990.  ISBN 1-55558-050-5.

    Referred to as "the Bible" of Xlib and X Protocol reference.

  Reference Texts for the OSF/Motif Toolkit :

  - Open Software Foundation, "OSF/Motif Programmer's Guide". Release
    1.1, Prentice Hall. Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 1990.

    Exhaustive reference of every widget in the OSF/Motif library.

  - Asente, Paul J. and Ralph R. Swick. "X Window System Toolkit".
    X Version 11, Release 4. Digital Press. 1990.

    Very in-depth reference to the structure and operation of an X
    window system toolkit.

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