Geomview For Windows?
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[ REQ 5022]: question about installing Geomview
Hi, on a request by some users, I just installed Geomview on the servers I manage. Those are SGI 4D/380 and 4D/480 and Challenge, which in turn serve 4D/*, Indigo and Indy stations, with many graphic configurations. In general, I do prefer to compile things on my owm machines. I also wanted to have everything compiled with "-O", so I did recompile. It went very smoothly. In fact, it's the smoothest compilation/installation I ever saw for a program of this complexity ( and I saw quite a few... ). When I start the pre-compiled program ( on a server, displaying on an INDIGO ), everything works as foreseen. When I start my just compiled version, it's X-geomview that starts. I did not compiled the X version of the program.. it's still tarred and compressed. What I suspect is the following... Please, correct me if I am mistaking : a) X-geomview is anyway builtin the main Geomview program, as a fallback if GL is not available; so I did not have to download the X version ( that I intended to build afterwards ). If I'm not in error, what is the point of the X version ? If I'm full of ..., please explain to me why "geomview" says it is X-geomview when I start my home-compiled version. b) "geomview" ( my home-compiled one ) will not do GL because it was linked using the server's "gl_s" lib, which is non-graphic by instal- lation. It's not the first time I have this problem : I had it with the software "sm", also. GL libraries are different, according to the graphic hardware ( in the case of a server, it's "no graphics" ). With SM, for instance, I ended up compiling three different versions - and I could have done more - : - "no graphics" ( that is "no GL graphics" ) - "GR1 graphics" for my base 4D/20, 4D/25... - "LG1 graphics" for my base Indigi In fact, the only thing that was different here is the linking phase which was using a different "gl" library ( not the shared one you use, here ). If I'm right, I should then understand that your precompiled "geomview" was built using the "gl_s" lib of an INDIGO, which is why it works fine ( as my station IS an INDIGO ). But it would not work correctly ( or would start as X-geomview ) on another graphic architecture or on a server... ? However right or wrong I may be, do you have an idea of what is happening to my home-compiled version, and how can I build it so that it works fine, on whatever CPU ( and graphics config ) as long as it can display in GL ( ie display on a SGI ). Thank you for your time. Andre Earl Paquet ( root at ERE.UMontreal.CA )
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