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RE: [Axiom-developer] Graphics in patch 23

From: Page, Bill
Subject: RE: [Axiom-developer] Graphics in patch 23
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:31:50 -0500


On Wednesday, January 12, 2005 9:14 AM you wrote:
> This is what's in the CHANGELOG:
> 20041208 tpd src/input/Makefile enable graphics input file
> testing
> Does it mean that graphics are supposed to work?


> If the build tested graphics and they didn't work,
> I assume it would have stopped, but it didn't.

No it doesn't stop if graphics is missing. The draw function
in Axiom attempts to send data to a separate graphics display
process but no error is returned if the display process is
not present. Probably there should be better checking.

> I am asking because when I do "sman -debug 
> -noclef -nonag -noht"
> I get a core dump, whether as root or not.

If sman is present (even if it doesn't work) then the
build has definitely attempted to build the graphics.
A core dump is a good (but difficult) place to start the
debugging ...

Solaris has a somewhat different set of libraries for
remote session support, rpc and X-windows etc. even though
linux was based largely the Sun architecture. BTW what
X-windows and window manager are you running on Solaris?
Anyway I guess it isn't such a big surprize that it doesn't
work right out-of-the-box. It doesn't work (yet) on
Windows either.

> > Let me know if anything I have assumed doesn't make
> > sense to you. I know that Tim has created another
> > branch of the archive named axiom--solaris--1. I assume
> > that this is *not* the branch from which I got the
> > original source.
> Bill, what do you mean by "*I* got"?

I meant "*you* got". (Ever notice how as the email
spellcheckers get better, one's grammar and semantics
deteriorates in order to maintain the same overall
level of errors? :)

Sorry I can't be of much help with Solaris yet.

Bill Page.

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