mikes at angmar.llnl.gov
Mon Oct 31 12:18:50 EST 1994
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Subject: non-FIFO monitor?
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I vaguely recall someone announcing, awhile back, that they
had developed a monitor patch that doesn't use FIFOs, but rather
uses more standard XWindows methods. Looking back in my archives,
though, I don't see the information. Does anyone have the details?
Does the thing work? Well?
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Yes. It works - it is particularly useful on Solaris, which is
pianfuly slow with FIFOs. It is on he moon -- get MessQ.README
Even with that Message Queue, grass monitor has X-driver added as
one of the later options. An alternative, which may not be backwards
compatible, but faster and ,ore ineractive (more clickable) would be
useful (IMHO) . I asked about that few weeks and one reply I got was
Tclgrass (now in alpha test). That will be great BUT it is just a new
front end to exisiting monitor. That is not it. There is another program,
written by an independednt developer, which was written from fresh start,
-- it was mentioned on the list once, some six month ago, but I lost the
reference to it - and no one knows about it now (may be it was vaporvare?)
In any case, a new fresh, simple X-only, clickable zoom&pan and layer
selection) display for grass looks to me like a worthwhile project.
Peter Mikes pom at llnl.gov
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