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Anyway, everyone decided that since I knew Tektronix commands pretty well, and our group desparately needed the graphics capabilities, it would be a good use of my time to implement a Tektronix terminal emulator under X.
So I set to work learning more C--I had only written a couple of wrappers to C I/O routines so I could use them with my Fortran software--and wrote a Tektronix emulator.
Again that is more of an exception than a rule: Given that context (sources distributed via XFree86 CVS, releases via XFree86), the statement made by an Xorg hacker early in 2005 asserting that "It has not been maintained by anyone within the XFree86 or trees for many years" was at best misleading.
After the "fork" (sic) of Xorg in 2004, I continued to commit changes for xterm in XFree86 CVS until patch #216 in mid-2006.
Notable improvements include the proper ANSI parser, that Bob Mc Namara did.
The Tek 4010 support came from a guy at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory whose name slips my mind at the moment. Then hacked on at the X Consortium by uncounted people.
I stopped at that point because it was not possible to incorporate changes into xterm which were not sent to me first.
I still send patch announcements to both the XFree86 and Xorg mailing lists, of course.
Users of the downloads from my web/ftp site were predominantly individual developers. Christian Weisgerber proposed a package for Free BSD ports later in 1999 (ports/15545: new port: x11/xterm, followup in March 2000). None of the Linux distributions provided a separate package before 2003 (when Mike Harris created a package of patch #177 for Red Hat).
If the underlying operating system supports terminal resizing capabilities (for example, the SIGWINCH signal in systems derived from 4.3bsd), xterm will use the facilities to notify programs running in the window whenever it is resized. As a stylistic convention, the capitalized form is .
I've been working on xterm since early 1996 (see my changelog for details). A lot of people, cited at the bottom of the manual page wrote the original xterm program, maintained by the X Consortium (later part of The Open Group – I'm well aware of the distinction, but am citing when the work was done, not who the current owner may be).
Anyway, 15 years later, I am still using xterm and some of the same mapping software I wrote the emulator for.
And I am still at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.