PEX and Motif Tutorials

PEX and Motif Tutorials

Post by Toby Howa » Fri, 05 Feb 1993 23:17:57



EUROGRAPHICS UK 1993 Tutorial Programme
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    "AN OVERVIEW OF PEX"
      Mike French
      Tuesday 16 February 1993, Kings College, Strand, London

    "BEYOND THE MOTIF BASICS"
      John Wexler
      Wednesday 17 March 1993, University of York.

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Tutorial details
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1. "AN OVERVIEW OF PEX (Mike French)
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PEX, the 'PHIGS Extension to X' describes how to combine 3D computer
graphics with 2D windowing standards in a heterogeneous network
environment. PEX has been formulated by an industrial consortium and
adopted by most leading computer vendors. At the heart of PEX is a network
protocol specifying how 3D information is transferred between client and
server. The application programmer is presented with a choice of
client-side interfaces, including PHIGS and PHIGS PLUS International
Standards.

This tutorial will concentrate on the needs of the application programmer.
Starting with summaries of X, PHIGS and PHIGS PLUS it will go on to cover:
PEX architectures, X-PHIGS integration, PHIGS input, PEX-Motif integration,
system evaluation, portability and interoperability, PEXlib and immediate
mode interfaces.  Familiarity with fundamental computer graphics concepts
is expected, and some knowledge of X and/or PHIGS would be beneficial.

MIKE FRENCH is a Graphics Application Engineer with Evans & Sutherland. He
has extensive experience with PHIGS and PEX in a wide variety of
application areas.

DATE AND VENUE: Tuesday 16 February 1993, Kings College, Strand, London
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2. "BEYOND THE MOTIF BASICS" (John Wexler)
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This tutorial builds on an earlier EG UK tutorial (held in October 1992)
covering Motif Basics.  Further widgets, such as Text, will be described.
Container widgets, such as Form, will be detailed, together with their
layout mechanisms.  Mechanisms, such as methods, actions and translations,
will also be included.  A practical to illustrate these concepts will be
run.  Participants should have attended the first tutorial OR have a
knowledge of basic Motif concepts, for example the details of callbacks and
resources, basic widgets, such as MainWindow and ScrolledList and the use
of PulldownMenus.

JOHN WEXLER works at the Edinburgh Regional Computing Centre. His special
interests are operating systems, concurrent systems, and software
engineering.  His is the author of "Concurrent Programming in occam 2".

DATE AND VENUE: Wednesday 17 March 1993, University of York.
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******** HURRY! PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED! BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW! ********

The fee for each tutorial is 80 pounds for EUROGRAPHICS members, and 100
pounds for non-members. This fee includes lunch, refreshments and tutorial
notes. To make your booking please contact:

   Roy Platon
   Central Computing Division
   Atlas Centre
   Rutherford Appleton Lab
   Chilton
   Didcot
   OX11 0QX

   Tel:  0(+44)235 445764         Fax:  0(+44)235 445808

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Toby Howard    Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester
Lecturer               Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
                                                   Tel: +44 61-275-6274

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