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.