Geomview For Windows?
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[ REQ 5064]: question re geomview
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 94 13:25:30 EDT From: taylor at gnumath.rutgers.edu (Jean E. Taylor) To: mbp at geom Subject: question re geomview I don't know if you are the person to ask this question, so please pass it on to Tamara or Stuart or whomever if appropriate. (I looked in the Geomview manual -- Nov. 1993 version -- and I didn't see any address given for questions or tech support, just the register at geom.umn.edu address.) The question is what it takes to run geomview on one SGI and display it on another, both computers being at Rutgers but not networked so that no passwords are required between one and the other. I gather from the section on Mathematica and Geomview that it may be impossible. It is an issue for me because I'm encouraging students in my interdisciplinary course to use evolver and geomview, and yet when they try to run geomview from computers in engineering -- or in fact, on any computer except the 3 on which I've individually installed geomview -- the display does not work. (Yes, we did do the xhost + on the non-jeti computer and setenv DISPLAY command properly on jeti.) I cannot even run geomview on jeti and view it on jet, even though both are math dept computers, and even the disks of each are mounted on the other. (But like I said, I currently have the inefficient system of having a differ- ent copy of geomview mounted on each -- I'm not even using the shared disks-- so this is not a problem for me. It IS a problem for the students who are using computers other than jet, jeti, and dilithium.) One answer of course is to install geomview on any sgi that anyone wants to use. There seem to be objections to this based on many factors, among which are included that the computers belong to someone else and the students are using them only on the sufferance of the owner, and the owner might not want 100 Meg of space used up by geomview. Note that it is possible for these students to use evolver on jeti while sitting at another computer; it is just that they have to use the generic X-window graphics. Jean Taylor
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