free xserver

J. J. Farrell
Sun Feb 28 23:02:00 GMT 1999

> From: Lars Ottemoeller <>
> we at the University of Bergen in Norway are developing free software for
> seismology. Until now, we had to make different graphics for PC and Unix,
> but using cygwin and x11 it might be possible to just have one version.
> The only limitation seems to be the availibilty of free X server software.
> I have tested the MIX, but it does not seem stable enough. Good products
> are Reflection X, but of course we need something that we can distribute
> with our software for free.
> Does anyone know about a good free X server ???

Have you looked into VNC from AT&T Laboratories Cambridge?

You could run VNC's "Unix server" (really X server for Unix) under
Cygwin to display X output on a "virtual screen", then use the Win32
VNC Viewer to access it. Valery Tulnikov got this going on an earlier
version of Cygwin - I don't know what, if anything, is involved in
updating it.

As far as I know, this is your only alternative to MI/X unless you're
prepared to spend money!

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