SunSoft’s Solaris OpenStep

  • Nik Gervae
  • Peter Clark


Solaris OpenStep is the result of two years of joint effort by SunSoft and NeXT. It’s implemented as a set of standard Solaris libraries and applications that work within the Solaris operating system and the X Window system to present the classic NextStep look and feel. The Application Kit uses the Display PostScript system for drawing within windows and uses X11 for window management and event handling. Solaris Open-Step is tightly integrated with the native windowing system; to other applications running on the system, an OpenStep application appears as a normal X11-based application. The development environment, Workshop OpenStep, also includes parts of SunSoft’s Workshop SPARCompiler™ language system, which aren’t available in other vendors’ OpenStep offerings.


Source File Event Handling Network File System Window Manager UNIX Platform 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nik Gervae
    • 1
  • Peter Clark
    • 2
  1. 1.Pacific Data Images, Inc.Palo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Integrity Solutions, Inc.EaganUSA

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