GCG 9.0

Tim Cutts tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Mon Mar 31 06:29:56 EST 1997

In article <browns02-2703971117430001 at mcrcr1.med.nyu.edu>,
Stuart M. Brown <browns02 at mcrcr.med.nyu.edu> wrote:
>I would like to offer my users access to SeqLab from Macs and PC in
>their labs and offices, but cost of X software for many hundreds of 
>machines is a real obstacle.  I have eXodus on several Macs in our
>labs and it works quite well - but at $118 per copy, very few of my
>users are going to buy it.
>I have a copy of MI/X but it crashes when I try to run SeqLab (works
>ok for other less demanding X applications).
>Has anyone successfully run SeqLab with MI/X?

Yes, I have, on a Mac.  However, I have found MI/X to be very slow,
and tends to leave bits of menus and so on hanging about on the
screen, which is rather messy.  It is also hopeless if you use a
remote window manager.  The only way I have found it to be even
remotely stable is if you use the local twm-alike window managre that
it comes with.  I have made it available for my users but only really
so that they can evaluate the concept.  I suggest that they buy eXodus
or eXceed if they think they will want to use X a lot.


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