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Lightweight windowing system supports embedded Linux

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A free software project based in Instanbul has released a portable, embedded client-server windowing system. The Xynth Windowing System, released under the GPL, offers a lightweight GUI-capable windowing system usable in Linux-based embedded systems and devices, such as handhelds and set-top boxes.

The Xynth project was launched at the end of 2002, and its Xynth Windowing System (XWS) has since become "stable and reliable," according to the project website. XWS comprises a client-server windowing system, widget library, and a human interface component offering basic window management functions.

According to Xynth project's website, XWS is unique among client-server windowing systems in allowing both clients and servers direct access to video memory.

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