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Re: [gomd-devel] 3dmosmon-2.0 beta 1 released (For OSX)

From: rbaardman
Subject: Re: [gomd-devel] 3dmosmon-2.0 beta 1 released (For OSX)
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 13:50:10 +0200
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Hi Johnny,

i just opened my iBook for you, so I can try 3dmosmon out. I will log my 
experiences here... I'll be the avarage 
dumb mac user in this case, so I am prolly being dramatic :)

First of all: It's a .dmg! Nice work! This makes installing so much easyer, 
since Safari automagically mounts and 
all. It only was named "Untitled", wich might be confusion for an average mac 
user :).
Then came the actual installation. I was a little surprised that I had to 
install the Frameworks thing myself. Afaik 
Apple provides an standard installation thingy wich might lead the user through 
this process easily. I decided 
not to install any framework for now, since they were pretty large and I did 
not want to waste any space on my 
small hard drive.

Then I started the program. First from the console and then from the 
Applications directory in the Finder. The 
console reported I needed the SDL framework, but the Finder launcher (with the 
host chooser and all) did not 
report anything. Trying a few times (as noted in the readme in the dmg did not 
help). You might want to make a 
small warning or something, even if it is the message I see in the console, but 
now in a dialog.

After installing SDL, I get the same from Freetype, Ogre and IL.  ok..
Why the "drag all the frameworks YOU NEED to /Library/Frameworks"?. Is this 
because fink contains some? I was 
puzzled about that sentence, but that might be me :)

So now I run the program for the first time. It has a folder as an icon. I get 
some questions to answer, but every 
answer is opened in a new screen. Maybe 1 screen for this might be handy? It's 
all about graphics, so makes 
sense to me.
After I did this, the actual monitoring starts. It exits with saying that it 
cannot execute a certain command. Wich 
one it is, I cannot see in my console. Also, I see some errors in the 3d part. 
Gomd, wich I ran in a screen with 
-nd options, does not tell me anything either.
I rip out my sniffing too, ettercap. That one tells me 3dmosmon was executing 
'get nodelist' and that gomd 
responded with "[ERR] openMosix not started or node not configured".
Well, it pretty much ends here, since I run linux-2.6 and am not going back for 
now to 2.4. I am way to 
dependent with audio tools on 2.6 both on alsa as on the preemptive stuff.

I've been a nagging bastard in this test, but the overall impression was pretty 
good! Some things like fancy icons 
(I even made one),maybe an easy installer and a missing configuration screen 
(wich stores the settings too 
maybe. i got the same screens every time I started) will make it more fit in 
the Mac OS X thought of "you don't 
need to know how it works, it just does".
I will keep it on my laptop, because maybe someone else can make their cluster 
available for me on the internet 
(or VPN if you prefer). If not, I will install a fresh 2.4 kernel just for 


Roel "roeles" Baardman

> Hello Everyone, Im pleased to announce that i have (finally)
> released 3dmosmon-2.0.
> In case you didnt know, 3dmosmon is a 3d replacement for oM's mon program.
> 3dmosmon requires that you have gomd installed on your cluster. (Or
> atleast running on the home node). For more information on gomd visit
> http://www.nongnu.org/gomd/
> I have only uploaded a binary for OSX so far (Dont worry the code is
> coming soon! i just need to clean it up) So i imagine the pool of beta
> testers is rather small. That means if you -are- one of the lucky few
> running a cluster -and- own a mac, Id greatly appreciate your help.
> Theres two places to get it
> http://www.hick.org/~johnycsh/code/3dmosmon-2.0.dmg
> https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=60536
> If you want some screenshots please visit
> threedmosmon.sourceforge.net
> Thanks to everyone who helps!
> And hang in there linux people, the code will be out soon.
> -Johnny Cache
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