GL to X conversion...
grassp-list at max.cecer.army.mil
Thu, 19 Aug 1993 11:16:24 HST
>From: email@example.com (Sam M. Gustman)
> We have recently had a Silicon Graphics machine added to our network
>filled mostly with SparcStations. I would like to use the GRASS SGI
>modules on the SGI and have the graphics exported to my Sun. Has anyone
>heard of a GL to X protocol converter? I assume such a program would
>sit on top of the X-Server and translate the GL graphics to X-Bitmaps.
>Any information would be appreciated.
SGI's run X11R4 (same as Sun, but w/ different window manager which is
not too relevant). Running X stuff on the Sparc, using the SGI as the
display is not much of a problem, but going the other way is, since
our SGI is a 24-bit system and our Sparc only supports 8-bit graphics display,
so the SGI applications which expect a 24-bit display refuse to run
when asked to display on the Sparc. If you have 24-bit displays on the
Sparcs, I think it should all work fine. SGI integrated GL and X
quite awhile ago (I forget which sits on which).
(I am assuming you mean that you want to use the Sparcs as X-terminals
to the SGI. If you just want to do image file conversion, the SGI comes
with many conversion utilities.)
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