Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Rune Groena » Tue, 14 Dec 1993 18:41:24



Hi!

I see a lot of postings on this topic. Now, I start to wonder:
Can I display the answerbook on a X-terminal. Solaris 2.3 is said to use
displayPostScript instead of the NeWS server, and this should be possble,
but do you still need to be on a consloe to display the AnswerBook???

From what I read, it seems so. If this is true, what is the big difference in
the AnswerBook???????

-RuG

 
 
 

Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Frank Pete » Wed, 15 Dec 1993 00:56:58




Quote:>I see a lot of postings on this topic. Now, I start to wonder:
>Can I display the answerbook on a X-terminal. Solaris 2.3 is said to use
>displayPostScript instead of the NeWS server, and this should be possble,
>but do you still need to be on a consloe to display the AnswerBook???

It depends upon your X-terminal.  Sun's NeWS protocol was supported by
almost no X-terminals so it was impossible to use the NeWS based
answerbook on them.

There are X-terminals (though, of course, not the cheapest ones) which
support display postscript.  And several other workstation platforms
(DEC, at least...and I believe IBM and HP) also support it.  So with
the move to DPS the number of platforms which can use answerbook is at
least widened.  So the situation is better, if still not ideal.

My personal belief is that Sun should migrate to using HTML (the markup
language used by the WWW project...and displayed by the Mosaic browser
among others).  This would allow document display on any X platform and
would also provide a useful path for integrating local documentation.
It supports hypertext links and inlined graphics and what else does an
answerbook like application really need?

 
 
 

Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Max Makl » Wed, 15 Dec 1993 11:37:13




:^()  >I see a lot of postings on this topic. Now, I start to wonder:
:^()  >Can I display the answerbook on a X-terminal. Solaris 2.3 is said to use
:^()  >displayPostScript instead of the NeWS server, and this should be possble,
:^()  >but do you still need to be on a consloe to display the AnswerBook???
:^()  
:^()  It depends upon your X-terminal.  Sun's NeWS protocol was supported by
:^()  almost no X-terminals so it was impossible to use the NeWS based
:^()  answerbook on them.
:^()  
:^()  There are X-terminals (though, of course, not the cheapest ones) which
:^()  support display postscript.  And several other workstation platforms
:^()  (DEC, at least...and I believe IBM and HP) also support it.  So with
:^()  the move to DPS the number of platforms which can use answerbook is at
:^()  least widened.  So the situation is better, if still not ideal.
:^()  

I have been unable to get it to display on my HP workstation.  When I
type xdpyinfo on my HP X server I get:

name of display:    concorde:0.0
version number:    11.0
vendor string:    Hewlett-Packard Company
vendor release number:    506000
... stuff deleted ...
number of extensions:    11
    HPExtension
    XTestExtension1
    SHAPE
    MIT-SHM
    Multi-Buffering
    XInputExtension
    XTEST
    MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
    stellar-shmLink
    shmLink
    XVideo

While on the Solaris 2.3 X server:

name of display:    battlebridge:0.0
version number:    11.0
vendor string:    Sun Microsystems, Inc.
vendor release number:    3300
... stuff deleted ...
number of extensions:    11
    SUN_ALLPLANES
    SHAPE
    MIT-SHM
    Multi-Buffering
    XInputExtension
    XInputDeviceEvents
    XTEST
    MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
    SUN_DGA
    Adobe-DPS-Extension
    DPSExtension

So I guess HP does not license Adobe Postscript as an extensions to
it's X server, thus no answerbook for me ;^(

Thus has anyone ported the stuff for use with ghostscript?
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Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Simon Lein » Thu, 16 Dec 1993 20:34:28


Victor> I cant display the viewer on an Alpha OSF/1 which and the
Victor> Adobe-DPS-Extension and DPSExtension extensions.  Has anybody
Victor> been able to display the 2.3 answerbook on a non 2.3 display?

Works great on our Silicon Graphics Indigos (IRIX 4.0.5H or IRIX
5.1.1.2).
--
Simon.

 
 
 

Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Fred D. Quinta » Fri, 17 Dec 1993 03:37:14


        Victor> I cant display the viewer on an Alpha OSF/1 which and the
        Victor> Adobe-DPS-Extension and DPSExtension extensions.  Has
        Victor> anybody been able to display the 2.3 answerbook on a non
        Victor> 2.3 display?

I just logged into a 5.3 machine from a 4.1.3 machine and was able to
run the answerbook just fine.

-fred

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Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Steven Corre » Fri, 17 Dec 1993 12:53:24


Does Solaris 2 provide the "ptrace" mechanism for use by de*s, the
"/proc" mechanism, or both? The bundle of brochures that Sun kindly sent
me failed to answer my question, so I'd be grateful if one of you helpful
folks would send me email. Thanks in advance.
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Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Brian Ho » Fri, 17 Dec 1993 16:14:01



>Does Solaris 2 provide the "ptrace" mechanism for use by de*s, the
>"/proc" mechanism, or both?

The short answer is "both", though the preferred mechanism is /proc.
 
 
 

Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Casper H.S. D » Fri, 17 Dec 1993 22:26:34



>Does Solaris 2 provide the "ptrace" mechanism for use by de*s, the
>"/proc" mechanism, or both? The bundle of brochures that Sun kindly sent
>me failed to answer my question, so I'd be grateful if one of you helpful
>folks would send me email. Thanks in advance.

The interface supported by the OS is /proc.
The ptrace interface is supplied as well, but
it is implemented in the library on top of /proc.

Casper

 
 
 

Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Danny Bac » Fri, 17 Dec 1993 20:08:45



Quote:>I cant display the viewer on an Alpha OSF/1 which and the Adobe-DPS-Extension and DPSExtension
>extensions.
>Has anybody been able to display the 2.3 answerbook on a non 2.3 display?

It runs on an NCD with NCDware 3.2 beta with the DPS extension loaded...

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Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Tom Limoncel » Sat, 18 Dec 1993 11:28:45



Quote:>Does Solaris 2 provide the "ptrace" mechanism for use by de*s, the
>"/proc" mechanism, or both? The bundle of brochures that Sun kindly sent
>me failed to answer my question, so I'd be grateful if one of you helpful
>folks would send me email. Thanks in advance.

There is a man page for ptrace which looks pretty untouched from the
SVR4 man page.

"truss" is the SVR4 replacement for "trace".

Tom

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Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Steven Corre » Sun, 19 Dec 1993 03:40:26


Thanks to all who answered. Solaris 2 provides both "ptrace" and "/proc".
--

 
 
 

Answerbook in Solaris 2.3

Post by Victor J. Martinez x64 » Thu, 16 Dec 1993 04:03:00





: :^()  >I see a lot of postings on this topic. Now, I start to wonder:
: :^()  >Can I display the answerbook on a X-terminal. Solaris 2.3 is said to use
: :^()  >displayPostScript instead of the NeWS server, and this should be possble,
: :^()  >but do you still need to be on a consloe to display the AnswerBook???
: :^()  
: :^()  It depends upon your X-terminal.  Sun's NeWS protocol was supported by
: :^()  almost no X-terminals so it was impossible to use the NeWS based
: :^()  answerbook on them.
: :^()  
: :^()  There are X-terminals (though, of course, not the cheapest ones) which
: :^()  support display postscript.  And several other workstation platforms
: :^()  (DEC, at least...and I believe IBM and HP) also support it.  So with
: :^()  the move to DPS the number of platforms which can use answerbook is at
: :^()  least widened.  So the situation is better, if still not ideal.
: :^()  

: I have been unable to get it to display on my HP workstation.  When I
: type xdpyinfo on my HP X server I get:

: So I guess HP does not license Adobe Postscript as an extensions to
: it's X server, thus no answerbook for me ;^(

I cant display the viewer on an Alpha OSF/1 which and the Adobe-DPS-Extension and DPSExtension
extensions.
Has anybody been able to display the 2.3 answerbook on a non 2.3 display?

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Due to an ordering error, we only got the 2.3 hardware 5/94 SOLD
(desktop) software package rather than SOLS (server) with our new
SS-20, so it doesn't have the answerbook CD and the late-breaking news
for system administrators document.  Is the late-breaking news
in this release any different from the one in plain 2.3?  And will
the plain 2.3 answerbook work OK when installed on this 2.3 hardware
5/94 system?

        Mark Plotnick

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