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Re: Self X demo
Thanks for the comments, Mark. We've hearing of very mixed
experiences, usually correlated to network delays. Yours has been the
most positive. So far I get the feeling that nobody outside of N
America is going to get acceptable response times, but I hope I am
A couple of points I'd like to address:
> It was quite usable, though a bit sluggish,
> especially the first time any particular menu came up. Are you cacheing
> these in the X server or am I seeing the compile delay?
The snapshot already has object code for menu-drawing -- my guess is
that the delay is due to your X server constructing an appropriate
In general we're seeing quite a lot of font problems (unavailable
fonts resulting in font substitutions). The group here uses Self in a
very uniform environment (Solaris/OpenWindows), so it's no surprise
that using it on a wide variety of X servers is causing trouble.
> * I couldn't get the web browser to work - some error about unable to reach
> the host in the URL I gave it. Since it was a machine on the same subnet I
> was running the demo on, and URL into our public web server, this is
> probably a firewall/filter problem on your end.
Could you send me the URL?
I'd encourage anyone who tries using the Self server to mail me,
Randy, the Self group (firstname.lastname@example.org) or this list with a
brief report of their experience, and any comments or suggestions.