Geoffrey, your good build report below for PLplot 5.1.0 on SuSe 7.2 may have
given us a false sense of security about how well plplot actually runs
on SuSe 7.2.
I have a report from Olof Svensson <svensson@...> (who is part of the
team working on the pyqt widget and the windows port) that he cannot get the
tk device to work on his SuSe 7.2 system with plplot-5.1.0. (He was trying
to verify what tcl/tk results would look like on Linux before trying to get
them to work on Windows.)
The configure and make seem to work fine for him, but if he runs
./x01c -dev tk
(or any other tcl or tk example) he gets absolutely no widget results (and
no error messages). Apparently, -dev xwin works fine for him.
I checked his
and his make results and can find nothing obviously wrong, and in fact I
tried that same ./configure --with-double myself before building a fresh
plplot-5.1.0, and I get good-looking widget results from ./x01c -dev tk on
Debian woody. So it is not a general plplot problem but probably just
something specific to SuSe 7.2.
I think the next step is to try and verify the problem. Geoffrey, can you do
this on the SuSe 7.2 system available to you? I assume from your message
below that everything built okay on that system, but you didn't actually try
a -dev tk test. It would be most interesting to see if such a test works
for you or not with the usual tcl/tk rpm's from SuSe.
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Dr. Alan W. Irwin
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3055,
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8W 3P6
On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Geoffrey Furnish wrote:
> Alan W. Irwin writes:
> > Geoffrey, Maurice, and Joao: you have all done some cross-platform testing
> > recently. In the release notes can I describe that testing as Solaris/cc,
> > OSF1/Dec Alpha, and SuSe 7.1? Please let me know if I have the qualifiers
> > right and/or whether I need more qualifiers to describe those platforms you
> > tested on.
> I have built a clean checkout today on both SuSE-7.2 and Solaris 5.7.
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