Commit b0348bd9 authored by Alan Coopersmith's avatar Alan Coopersmith 🛫

X.man: update program lists/info for modern era

We no longer have a monolithic X.Org distribution, nor a separate
user-contributed distribution from X.Org, but instead many OS distros.

Also stop recommending so much abandonware, but do point out the programs
we've added over the years and still maintain.
Signed-off-by: Alan Coopersmith's avatarAlan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith@oracle.com>
Reviewed-by: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia's avatarJeremy Huddleston Sequoia <jeremyhu@apple.com>
parent 02a513c7
......@@ -92,42 +92,37 @@ __datadir__/doc or on the X.Org Foundation website at
.UE .
.PP
The number of programs that use \fIX\fP is quite large.
Programs provided in the core X.Org Foundation distribution include:
Sample programs provided by the X.Org Foundation include:
a terminal emulator, \fIxterm\fP;
a window manager, \fItwm\fP;
a compositing manager, \fIxcompmgr\fP;
a display manager, \fIxdm\fP;
a console redirect program, \fIxconsole\fP;
a mail interface, \fIxmh\fP;
a bitmap editor, \fIbitmap\fP;
utilities for managing input and output devices, \fIxinput\fP and \fIxrandr\fP;
resource listing/manipulation tools, \fIappres\fP, \fIeditres\fP;
access control programs, \fIxauth\fP, \fIxhost\fP, and \fIiceauth\fP;
user preference setting programs, \fIxrdb\fP, \fIxcmsdb\fP,
user preference setting programs, \fItransset\fP, \fIxrdb\fP, \fIxcmsdb\fP,
\fIxset\fP, \fIxsetroot\fP, \fIxstdcmap\fP, and \fIxmodmap\fP;
clocks, \fIxclock\fP and \fIoclock\fP;
a font displayer, \fIxfd\fP;
utilities for listing information about fonts, windows, and displays,
\fIxlsfonts\fP, \fIxwininfo\fP, \fIxlsclients\fP,
\fIxdpyinfo\fP, \fIxlsatoms\fP, and \fIxprop\fP;
font display utilities, \fIxfd\fP and \fIxfontsel\fP;
utilities for listing information about displays, extensions, and resources,
\fIxdpyinfo\fP, \fIxdriinfo\fP, \fIxvinfo\fP, \fIxwininfo\fP, \fIxlsclients\fP,
\fIxprop\fP, \fIxlsatoms\fP, \fIxlsclients\fP, and \fIxlsfonts\fP;
screen image manipulation utilities, \fIxwd\fP, \fIxwud\fP, and \fIxmag\fP;
a performance measurement utility, \fIx11perf\fP;
a font compiler, \fIbdftopcf\fP;
a font server and related utilities, \fIxfs\fP, \fIfsinfo\fP, \fIfslsfonts\fP, \fIfstobdf\fP;
a font server and related utilities, \fIxfs\fP, \fIxfsinfo\fP, \fIfslsfonts\fP, \fIfstobdf\fP;
a display server and related utilities, \fIXserver\fP, \fIrgb\fP, \fImkfontdir\fP;
a clipboard manager, \fIxclipboard\fP;
keyboard description compiler and related utilities, \fIxkbcomp\fP, \fIsetxkbmap\fP
\fIxkbprint\fP, \fIxkbbell\fP, \fIxkbevd\fP, \fIxkbvleds\fP, and \fIxkbwatch\fP;
a utility to terminate clients, \fIxkill\fP;
a firewall security proxy, \fIxfwp\fP;
a proxy manager to control them, \fIproxymngr\fP;
a utility to find proxies, \fIxfindproxy\fP;
web browser plug-ins, \fIlibxrx.so\fP and \fIlibxrxnest.so\fP;
an RX MIME-type helper program, \fIxrx\fP;
and a utility to cause part or all of the screen to be redrawn, \fIxrefresh\fP.
.PP
Many other utilities, window managers, games, toolkits, etc. are included
as user-contributed software in the X.Org Foundation distribution, or are
as packages in many operating system distributions, or are
available on the Internet.
See your site administrator for details.
See your site administrator or distro package manager for details.
.SH "STARTING UP"
.PP
There are two main ways of getting the X server and an initial set of
......@@ -376,12 +371,12 @@ to explicitly draw the window's region on the screen with the pointer, for
example).
.PP
Since window managers are regular (albeit complex) client programs,
a variety of different user interfaces can be built. The X.Org Foundation distribution
comes with a window manager named \fItwm\fP which supports overlapping windows,
a variety of different user interfaces can be built. The X.Org Foundation
provides a window manager named \fItwm\fP which supports overlapping windows,
popup menus, point-and-click or click-to-type input models, title bars, nice
icons (and an icon manager for those who don't like separate icon windows).
.PP
See the user-contributed software in the X.Org Foundation distribution for other
See your distro package manager for other
popular window managers.
.SH "FONT NAMES"
Collections of characters for displaying text and symbols in X are known as
......@@ -1218,19 +1213,16 @@ the appropriate instance name can be placed before the asterisk:
.BR bdftopcf (__appmansuffix__),
.BR bitmap (__appmansuffix__),
.BR editres (__appmansuffix__),
.BR fsinfo (__appmansuffix__),
.BR fslsfonts (__appmansuffix__),
.BR fstobdf (__appmansuffix__),
.BR iceauth (__appmansuffix__),
.BR imake (__appmansuffix__),
.BR makedepend (__appmansuffix__),
.BR mkfontdir (__appmansuffix__),
.BR mkfontscale (__appmansuffix__),
.BR oclock (__appmansuffix__),
.BR proxymngr (__appmansuffix__),
.BR rgb (__appmansuffix__),
.BR resize (__appmansuffix__),
.BR rstart (__appmansuffix__),
.BR smproxy (__appmansuffix__),
.BR transset (__appmansuffix__),
.BR twm (__appmansuffix__),
.BR x11perf (__appmansuffix__),
.BR x11perfcomp (__appmansuffix__),
......@@ -1238,13 +1230,16 @@ the appropriate instance name can be placed before the asterisk:
.BR xclipboard (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xclock (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xcmsdb (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xcompmgr (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xconsole (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xdm (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xdpyinfo (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xdriinfo (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xev (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xfd (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xfindproxy (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xfontsel (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xfs (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xfwp (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xfsinfo (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xhost (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xinit (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xkbbell (__appmansuffix__),
......@@ -1259,17 +1254,19 @@ the appropriate instance name can be placed before the asterisk:
.BR xlsclients (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xlsfonts (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xmag (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xmh (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xmodmap (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xprop (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xrandr (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xrdb (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xrefresh (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xrx (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xrestop (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xscope (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xset (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xsetroot (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xsm (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xstdcmap (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xterm (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xvinfo (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xwd (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xwininfo (__appmansuffix__),
.BR xwud (__appmansuffix__).
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