Re: X11 libraries for FORTRAN on OSX or Linux?
- From: <wob96@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 14:13:29 -0600
Thanks for the explaination! I know Linux and OSX quite well, just not
familar with the (fortran + X) thing..
"Richard Maine" <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> <wob96@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'm porting a fortran applicaton from openVMS to OS X and Linux, and its
>> include has something called "sys$library:decw$xlibdef", for ploting.
>> knows what is it and what's the corresponding library in OS X, or Linux?
> I have no idea what that particular VMS thing is, but I see that your
> subject line refers to X11.
> If the library in question is the X11 library (note the "if" there - I'm
> basing this on your subject line rather than on independnet knowledge),
> then the X11 libraries are part of pretty much any Linux distribution
> you are likely to run into, usually in someplace like /usr/X11R6 (often
> symlinked as /usr/X11).
> And the X11 stuff is available in OS X, but isn't installed by default.
> There is one trick to installing it on OS X - it is on the OS
> installation DVD, but you must scroll down the wondow to see it. I know
> that sounds trivial, but I've lost track of the number of people who
> failed to notice the scroll bar. I was one of them :-( And I've had to
> get quite insistent with several others who were 100% sure they had
> tried that, but then later thanked me for insisting that they relook. It
> will install in /usr/X11R6, just like most Linuxes.
> Also, X11 doesn't launch by default on OS X and Terminal.app doesn't by
> default to defining a DISPLAY variable. The simplest way to handle that
> is to just launch and run from an XTerm, though there are other ways
> depending on personal preference. (For example, I personally prefer
> Terminal.app,so I configure it to work, but that takes a little lnger to
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