Re: Reference Manual?

Jeff Drost (
Wed, 9 Apr 1997 18:10:59 -0400 (EDT)

To subscribers of the xforms list from Jeff Drost <> :

On Wed, 9 Apr 1997, Steve Lamont wrote:
* To subscribers of the xforms list from (Steve Lamont) :
* > Is there a library (function call) reference manual for forms anywhere?
* Yes. It is available at the same place you fetched the sources. It's
* in the file
* It is somewhat tutorial in nature, more like Volume 1 of the O'Reilly
* X Windows series than Volume 2 (the actual reference manual containing
* only man page like descriptions), but everything is there. It's quite
* well indexed so finding any particular topic or function call is a
* snap.
* I believe there's also an on-line version on the Web (although it is
* missing the graphics). I've never used it since I have to admit I'm a
* dead tree kind of guy when it comes to documentation.

I would like to say that the manual is an _excellent_ piece or material.
In general I am fairly curious about why xforms is so well documented and
supported on so many platforms. It is, as far as I can tell, free. I see
that special permission (payment) needed for it's commercial use, but
still I doubt (but do not know) that Dr. T.C. Zhao is not making a great
deal of money with it. In any case, I'm quite pleased w/ it. Keep it up
everyone who is involved. One question I have is.. can software written
using the xforms library be released under the GNU public license?

Jeff Drost

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