Subject: Re: PHIGS, PEX, etc
To: Keven 'Fractal' Ring <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andy Heffernan <email@example.com>
Date: 10/26/1994 22:31:48
> The file, phigsmon, resides under the X11 libs directory. IE, for my system,
> this is:
> Under the PEX directory, there are a few files, one of which is phigsmon.
I thought I answered this once, but maybe that was something else.
phigsmon crashing, as I recall, was due to a kernel bug in the SYSV
shared-memory crap (shmget and friends). This was months and months
and months ago (maybe early summer), and was one of those situations
where I tracked it down, reported it to the current-users list with a
patch for feedback and was told "Oh, yeah, we fixed that yesterday, you
boob." Ah well, life in the fast lane.
> Now to the questions:
> 1) Why is this program core-dumping?
kernel-bug. I wish I could tell you what version to upgrade to.
> 2) Where is the source code for this program, so that I may compile
> it on my machine?
Deep in the bowels of the X11R5 source tree.
> 3) Who compiled X11R5, esp. the PHIGS extension part of it?
> 4) Can PHIGS run on the AMIGA? (Come on- it runs on LINUX for the
> IBM -> If we can't do everything that IBM does, what good
> are we - Note - hopefully, we do it better! :)
> 4) Has anybody out there EVER gotten the included PHIGS programs, beach_ball
> or auto_box to run?
yes, although they are horrendously slow.
> 5) If PHIGS does not run on the AMIGA, why was is distributed in binary form
> in X11R5?
These are orthogonal issues. The double-byte fonts have been screwed up
for months now, and up till now, only one guy has noticed it.
> 6) Can PHIGS run on the ECS chipset, or only on a retina (Not really intersted
> in color.... YET).
The mono server doesn't include PEX (the PHIGS extension), probably for
space reasons. Just for laffs, I'll see if I can relink it to include