OW2/OW3,X11R4/X11R5!

Bruce Roe broe at aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu
Thu Jun 4 07:00:00 EST 1992


In article <9206011401.AA19536 at genbank.bio.net>, SBAIRD at ACADVM1.UOTTAWA.CA (Stephen Baird) writes...
>Chris Upton from alberta was complaining about OW3 with the Staden
>package. I don't have the answer, but I did notice that GDE mentioned
>that OW3 also gave it some problems. I would like to put on the X11
>files and libraries on my Sparc machine, but I do not know what version to
>put on? Several programs available to the molecular biologists have been
>developed on X11R4 and I'm not sure that they will run/compile with
>X11R5. I tried X11r5 with Chris Fields Gene Modeler and it did not work.
>There is also the Staden package, OSP, TED, and GDE(I think) which were all
>developed on R4. Is there someone in the know, who could advise on the version
>to install? Does OW3 contain the X11R5 libraries/fonts?

Steve,
	I have stayed with OW2, SunOS 4.1.1 and X11R4 and the Staden
package, OSP and TED all work fine.  Since they are not broken I'm
not going to fix them  ;-)
	I talked with Chris Upton on the phone the other day and he
had other problems which hopefully now are solved.  I have been advised
to go to OW3 by my UNIX Guru's here but havn't done so yet.  Also I've
been advised to stay away from X11R5 until it reaches a patch level
of at least 20 (it's at around 15 now).
	Hope this helps and maybe others REALLY in the know can comment
for those of us who only know enough to be dangerous.
Cheers............bruce
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