Yes! that is great having a m/c where we could telnet and see the demos for self. I there an existing port of self for linux. If not I would be glad to contribute to the effort. -tilak
On Wed, 5 Apr 1995, Jecel Mattos de Assumpcao Jr. wrote:
On Tue, 4 Apr 1995 15:31:48 +0800, Randall.Smith@Eng.Sun.COM (Randy Smith) wrote:
[ suggestion to let people try Self over the net deleted ]
Actually, we are thinking of establishing a machine outside pf Sun's firewall. Because you could share screens, and travel around on the infinite Self plain, Self would instantly be a "graphical MUD." Or "MOO," in fact. It would be interesting to see the performace of X over the raw internet. I hear it is terrible, but I have not personally observed it.
Great idea! That way novices can meet with experts and have them help go over any bumps!
When I got Self 4.0alpha installed, it was in the middle of the holidays and I wouldn't be able to go to the university for several days. So I simply called term and txconn and tried it out over a noisy 1200 bps line! It would take about 8 minutes to update the screen after each click on the radar view's buttons. I would have been *much* better at 9600.
Within the US, I imagine most people have much faster connections.