Announce EX11 release 2.5

Hal Snyder <>
Wed May 12 16:19:42 CEST 2004

Joe Armstrong <> writes:

> The latest release is release-2.5 - this is an "in between" release.
> release-2.5 contains many undocumented widgets, the intention of
> release-2.5 it merely to test that the initialization routines work
> correctly.
> If you run release-2.5 and initialization does not work can you
> please mail the file startup_error_report to me.

On FreeBSD-5.0 with ssh forwarding, DISPLAY=localhost:10.0 - works ok.
Because gnu make is not the default on the BSD's, I changed toplevel

        cd lib; $(MAKE)
        cd unixdom-0.1/src; $(MAKE)
        cd widgets; $(MAKE)

        cd lib; $(MAKE) clean
        cd widgets; $(MAKE) clean
        cd unixdom-0.1/src; $(MAKE) clean

Also paths for include and lib for jpeg lib had to be frobbed.

On i386 Solaris 9 with ssh forwarding, no joy. It sat there for a
couple minutes with no display. I was about to kill it when it cored.

No startup_error_report was written. Note DISPLAY is xyzzy.vail:11.0,
i.e. fqdn:display.screen.

1> Trying Host={ip,"localhost"} Display=11 Screen=0
Connecting to tcp port:6011
cannot connect reason:etimedout
Trying Host=unix Display=11 Screen=0
Connecting to unix domain socket:11
Port opened sending cookie:
gmake[1]: *** [all] Segmentation Fault (core dumped)
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/export/home/hal/ex11/release-2.5/widgets'
gmake: *** [all] Error 2

There was more minor config stuff for the makefiles on this system -
utils are in /usr/pkg, not /usr/local, not /opt/sfw. gcc is not in
PATH, etc.


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