DECwindows

DECwindows

DEC's windowing environment based on the X Window System.

DECwindows

Digital's windowing architecture, based on X Window, Version 11. It was compatible with X Window while adding a variety of enhancements.
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Phase II extends All-in-One to a client-server architecture and provides support for a broad range of desktop clients, including MS-DOS, OS/2 and Macintosh personal computers, DECwindows VMS and UNIX workstation, Digital video terminals and IBM 3270 devices.
All-in-One Phase II products utilize NAS Compound Document Services from sharing different types of data in revisable compound document format for electronic publishing; Communications Services like Mailbus for multi-vendor message transfer, and EDI services for exchanging structured business documents with vendors and customers; Application Access Services, such as the DECwindows graphical user interface; and Data Access Services like SQL/Services for transparent access to distributed databases.
To address the problems of information islands and user-interface overload, software vendors must ensure that all their programs adhere to one user interface, and adhere as much as possible to established file-format and user-interface standards, such as DECwindows and MS-DOS Windows.
Customers can purchase systems bundled with specific network software, including DECnet, TCP/IP, and PATHWORKS, and such client/server applications as DECwindows Motif, ObjectBroker, DECmessageQ, and POLYCENTER Distribution Client software.
Prior to joining SCO, Treadway worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he held numerous positions, including director, Western Software Laboratory in Palo Alto, DECWindows program manager, VMS Workstation Software product manager, and engineering manager for database and 4GL tools.
Industry standard graphics programming is supported via DEC GKS, DEC GKS-3D, DEC PHIGS, and DECwindows.
DECwindows Tools Package for Motif, a set of software development tools that simplifies and augments the rapid development of Motif applications, available in fall.
PROMIX is designed to run under Digital's VAX Rdb/VMS database and utilizes the DECwindows graphical interface.
Paradigm is available on VAX/VMS and RISC/Ultrix workstations running DECwindows and on networked PCs running Digital's PATHWORKS X-Windows Display Facility.