Subject: Re: monitors on pmaxes?
To: None <>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 06/22/2000 14:02:42
On Thu, 22 Jun 2000, Adrian N Drury wrote:

> Why bother compiling it? I've forgotten what version it is, but...
> tgz

  This is a very old version, and rather buggy - it crashed on me once in
a while.

  I'm not sure what the status of the newer version in pkgsrc is in regard
to the pmax.  I think it needs a lot more "stuff" than I've got on any of
my DECstations at the moment, so I'm not even tempted to try to compile

> I grabbed it and used it on a 5000/240 with maybe 80M RAM a few months
> ago. It was not fast, but it was acceptable. It was kind of neat to
> watch it start up and keep resizing window components as it added the
> button bars, etc :-) Speaking of starting up, it does take its own sweet
> time; I seem to remember 15+ seconds to get a window on the screen.

  It's very, very big;  I suspect it's doing lots and lots of paging while
it's initializing everything in the world (its world that is).

Michael L. Hitch
Computer Consultant
Information Technology Center
Montana State University	Bozeman, MT	USA