Geomview For Windows?
Geomview 1.9.4 release
New features in the Geomview 1.9 family are described.
This release Geomview package can be compiled on systems that use a recent version of the gcc
compiler (3.x, 4.0 or later), avoiding problems with building or using the earlier long-used Geomview 1.8.1 release.
(1.8.1's can't seek back far enough (on pipe?) problem has been fixed, although Mac OS X still has some piping problems. We
would appreciate advice from Mac OS X Geomview users.)
- Geomview can be compiled and used on Apple's Mac OS X.
- You will need to download and install Xcode to provide the gcc C compiler and other libraries and utilities to build Geomview. You will also need the X11 window system with its libraries and SDK, which provide OpenGL support (header files in an additional package on e.g. Leopard disk 1). Unless you have already added Motif support, you will need to install Lesstif, below, with
sudo make install and giving your password, before installing Geomview. This prevents an error when building
Geomview can be built without installing OpenGL, by doing:
Once OpenGL support is installed:
If make fails to link at end with a 'cycle in dylib re-exports with /usr/X11/lib/libGL.dylib' error, use the following single-line, no-breaks command:
then repeat the previous instructions. This is caused by a linking bug in Leopard.
Geomview is also available under MacPorts, via:
port install geomview
Fink is an alternative to MacPorts; neither is required to build Geomview.
- Geomview can be compiled and used on Microsoft Windows using
Cygwin to emulate a unix environment.
Instructions on building Geomview under Cygwin are available.
- Source code
Geomview 1.9.4 release package
XFORMS for plugins (optional)
Note 1:You'll want some version of OpenGL and need some version of Motif
in order to compile and/or run Geomview. If your system does not
have OpenGL, you can use Mesa, a free software replacement for OpenGL;
for details. If you don't have Motif, you can try using either
(available from http://www.lesstif.org)
or OpenMotif. A binary
distribution of OpenMotif 2.1.30 for GNU/Linux, with instructions for
using it with Geomview, is available from this site here:
download openmotif-linux-binary.tgz (1.9M) via http
The above distribution is much smaller and easier to install
than the full OpenMotif distribution. If you do want the full Open
Motif distribution, you can get it (including source) from either http://www.openmotif.com or http://www.opengroup.org/motif.
Some of Geomview's external modules use the XFORMS GUI library.
Geomview itself does not use XFORMS, so if all you want is Geomview
itself, you do not need XFORMS. If you do want XFORMS, it's
easy to get and install a binary XFORMS release for your system;
read more about XFORMS.
Binary Linux Distributions of Previous 1.8.1 Release
If you just want to get Geomview and optionally some of its modules
(plugins) up and running on your Linux system, but don't want to
bother compiling yourself, you could get one of these old 1.8.1 binary releases:
Here are binary RPMs for Geomview on Redhat-like systems (be sure to get both
of these; the geomview RPM requires the lesstif RPM):
If you want the XFORMS-based modules (plugins) for Geomview, then
also get and install both of the following, though building
a more recent XFORMS release is recommended:
Thanks to Rex Dieter
for creating these RPMs!
- Debian Packages
has created a set of Debian packages for installing Geomview on
Available in many flavours: alpha, arm, i386, ia64, m68k, mips,
mipsel, powerpc, s390, and sparc!
Previous Release: 1.8.1 (March 25, 2001)
- Source code
Download geomview-1.8.1.tar.gz (source code)
This release requires gcc 2.95 or earlier to compile, due to later changes in gcc stream-handling libraries. For a summary of new features in this release, see the release notes.
It would be preferable to download a more recent release.
Even Older Releases
- Download: Documentation Only
NOTE: You do not need this if you downloaded a source or
binary distribution. This is just the Geomview
documentation, packed up separately, for the benefit of those
who might want to read the documentation locally without
bothering to download the entire distribution.
- Online Documentation is also available for browsing.