We have a couple of Risc6000's for which we purchased the SGI GL
hardware/software options, and I have just started to port some
small 3D graphics programs. (Watching the net, I see that there
have only been a couple requests for info, but not much response.)
One difference that came up immediately was in opening a window
from a program w/o first specifying height and width. On an SGI
machine control of the window size defaults to the mouse, but not
so on the IBM. Instead a small icon is created which can be zoomed
to full screen, but this is not particularly convenient.
Is anybody familiar with this? Should I be digging deep into an
AIXWindows manual/info-session in an attempt to find an indirect
hint? What would be especially helpful would be a GL-porting-guide,
but I have not been able to track down such a beast. Does it exist?
On a tangent, someone asked a while back about sincos from SGI not
existing on IBM. I see gl_sincos is referenced in the fortran and c
include files in /usr/lpp/ibmgl/examples (provided the latter is
installed). Don't know if that will be of any use.
Thanks in advance
Chemistry Dept, Rice Univ