Note that this is an entirely personal effort, and does not represent any sort of official statement from Sun Microsystems, Inc, or any of its subsidiaries or divisions.
I've tried to keep this document easy to read in the raw form, but if you would rather view it with a Web browser, the URL is: http://www.volant.org/NeWS/FAQ
NeWS is a registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
This group is for discussions about Sun's Network extensible Window System (NeWS); it is -NOT- for news about MS WINDOWS. There are a number of newsgroups for WINDOWS-related postings under the comp.os.ms-windows hierarchy; and a few scattered elsewhere.All of the MS WINDOWS groups have `ms' in their name somewhere. Often you can find the answer you want without the need to post the question. Check news.answers, news.groups.questions, news.announce.newusers and news.newusers.questions first. Even if they don't answer your question directly, they will often point you to a better source of info.
For many years this newsgroup was unmoderated; however the recent explosion of internet use has caused a corresponding increase in the number of postings to various comp.windows groups by people who believe that if it says 'windows', it must be talking about 'MS-Windows'. (I blame the large Internet Service Providers who simply toss their new users a set of keys and say "Here, take a cruise on the Infobahn", without offering any sort of driver's training course first.) As a consequence, this group changed status, and is now moderated. (Submission address: cwn-submissions@Phoenix.Volant.ORG , administrative requests to cwn-request@Phoenix.Volant.ORG .)
SPAMs will -NEVER- be approved for posting; otherwise, handling will be arbitrary. They may be forwarded to the usenet administrators or abuse addresses at the actual and apparent originating site, to their major netnews supplier, and to any other forum I feel will aid in preventing the sender from SPAMming again. In particular, Make Money Fast schemes are likely to be forwarded to the IRS net-abuse address (email@example.com).
Other rejected articles will be returned to the sender with an indication of the reason for rejection. If mail delivery fails there will be no further attempt at notification.
But some NeWS fans aren't willing to just quietly accept the demise of such an elegant and powerful environment. Some of them are working on NeWS clones; at least one of which is intended to support TNT. What reliable information I have on these projects is listed at the end of this document.
The NeWS 3.1 Programmer's Guide SunSoft, Inc., 1992 The NeWS Toolkit 3.1 Reference Manual SunSoft, Inc., 1992 The NeWS Book James Gosling, David S. H. Rosenthal, and Michelle Arden Springer-Verlag, 1989 NeWS Classes; an Update Fifth computer Graphics Workshop Owen Densmore Usenix, 1989 Object Oriented Programming in NeWS Computer Graphics Workshop Owen Densmore Usenix, 1986 A Window on the Future? Unix Review, Volume 6, Number 6 Samuel J. Leffler Methodology of Windoww Management, F.R.A. Hopgood, D.A. Duce, E.V.C. Fielding, K. Robinson, and A.S. Williams Springer-Verlag, 1986
Josh Siegel and Robert Kroeger started writing a NeWS clone; but never completed. Version 0.1 is available at ftp://ftp.volant.org/rbuss.tar.gz
If you use it for anything, please contact Robert Kroeger at firstname.lastname@example.org