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comp.windows.x Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 3/7
Section - 68)! What is Fresco? When is Fresco rumored to be available?

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Fresco is a user-interface system specified in CORBA IDL.  The sample
implementation from the X Consortium is implemented in C++.  Fresco is
available with X11R6 (Fresco doesn't require R6, but it does need the R6
imake to build), but as a work-in-progress. Work is progressing, but there is
no schedule for a full release version (and the standardization process has
been deferred); the Consortium is still charting future directions.

	Fresco is a fairly long-term effort in our [that is, of the X
	Consortium] minds, in part due to the amount of work needed to
	produce a complete next generation user interface system, and in part
	due to the limited number of people working on it.  We expect that
	each subsequent release of Fresco will both deepen coverage in
	previously existing areas like graphics, and broaden coverage to new
	areas like GUI control objects, embedding, and transcription.  What
	order these things appear in, and the schedule for future releases,
	is still somewhat up in the air.
		- Matt Landau (X Consortium), 10/19/94

Fresco draws several design ideas from InterViews and will ultimately
incorporate much of the functionality of Xt and Xlib, and add some
significant new capabilities in the areas of structured graphics, device and
resolution independent drawing models, a standard object model (OMG CORBA)
and interface definition language (CORBA IDL), and application linking and
embedding.

There is a writeup on Fresco in the Proceedings of the 7th Annual X Technical
Conference, published in Issue 5 of the X Resource, O'Reilly and Associates
(ISBN 1-56592-020-1).

PostScript for Mark Linton's Xhibition94 tutorial notes is in
graphics/fresco/xhibition94.ps.Z on ftp.sgi.com.

[Information from Kaleb Keithley (kaleb@x.org) and Matt Landau (matt@x.org); 
1/94; 4/94.]

There is a Fresco home page at http://www.faslab.com/fresco/HomePage.html .

Sources and binaries are available at ftp://ftp.faslab.com/pub/Fresco .

VFX (Visual Fresco eXplorer) is a highly customizable, extensible, and
integrated environment for the authoring and visualization of Fresco
objects.  FrescoVFX is available from
http://www.faslab.com/fresco/HomePage.html or
ftp.faslab.com:/pub/Fresco/{FrescoVFX-win.zip,FrescoVFX-solaris25.tar.gz} for
Windows 95 or NT 3.51 and for Solaris 2.4 or later. [8/96]

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