Text mode toys

Shelagh Manton oneida at tpg.com.au
Mon Oct 10 01:43:21 UTC 2005

On Mon, 10 Oct 2005 02:00:51 +0200, john wrote:

> hi!
> well..never heard of any Desktop/windowing system for the console, but did ya 
> check out aaxine...nice toy...
> so ya allready have a video player ;)
> cheers
> john
>>On Sunday 09 October 2005 23:51, John Richard Moser wrote:
>> This is just a hypothetical, but what kinds of things can feasibly be
>> done without X?  Most of "Anything" is possible of course but truly to
>> what degree can we take things, just to inspire some thought?

Read about twin, which is a text mode windowing system, in a magazine
once. I think you can find it at


I did try to compile it but without success. I wnet looking for
a ready made deb, but apparently the debian maintainers feel it it is too
buggy to worry about 


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