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Getting ready for GCG v8

David Womble dwomble at cmb.biosci.wayne.edu
Thu Apr 28 11:33:40 EST 1994


Keith Robinson (keith at bones.biochem.ualberta.ca) wrote:
: We currently run GCG (unix) v7.3.1 on a SparcStation running
: SunOS 4.1.1. From what I've heard, GCG v8 will require us
: to make the move to Solaris v2.x. Beside purchasing Solaris,
: will we also need to buy Sun's FORTRAN and/or C compilers?
: Does GCG require the compiler libraries to run? Are there
: any other extra pieces of hw/sw we should have in place
: before v8 arrives on our doorstep?

: Keith
: -- 
:  Keith Robinson                    Dept. of Biochemistry
:  keith at bones.biochem.ualberta.ca   The University of Alberta
:                                    Edmonton, Alberta Canada
: ........................................................
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With the current version of GCG, loading the binaries directly from CD allows
GCG to run "as is" with out requiring the compilers.  The compilers are needed
to customize or fix bugs.  That will probably work with v 8 also.  However, 
you will need X software on your terminals to take advantage of the new GUI 
that v 8 will employ.  Contact GCG for additional info (help at gcg.com).



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