Re: front-end for interactively controlling xmosaic from command line

Marc Andreessen (
Tue, 7 Sep 93 21:16:37 -0500 writes:
> In your message of Thu, 02 Sep 93 10:47:50 PDT, you say:
> >
> >In my spare time, i wrote this small script which
> >front-end for controlling NCSA's xmosaic WWW browser interactively
> >from command line. I personally found it very useful. You may ftp this
> >program called "ss" or slideshow from:
> I too am interested in this problem. We have started here at our site to put
> together some interactive slide-show control programs. They are written in
> Tk/Tcl, and give X-based control over a slide-show. These can either be
> timed, so that every so often a new "slide" is displayed ( This slide can
> be any URL that XMosaic can handle), and also allows for multiple items to be
> forked.
> Also, it can be used as a slide player, with Play/Pause, Stop, Rewind and
> Forward buttons. Future additions will include sequencing to sounds and
> movies.
> This is still very beta, but any interest should be directed to
> OR (authors)
> Any discussion on features that could/should be incorporated would be
> welcome.

This all sounds great! New stuff in 2.0pre3 and later include the
ability to pull down images, sounds, etc. without having the display
go out to lunch, scrolling directives, etc. Please send me feedback
as to what Mosaic can do to help y'all...


Marc Andreessen
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications