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THE WINDOWING SYSTEM

We are using an X-interface for the window displays on all motorola nodes. The windows do not have the full functionality of the Apollo Pads, and most experts will find this disappointing and/or annoying. As the software evolves we will add more to the windows, but for this year's startup it is more important to have simple, smaller code until we have more Motif experience in the group.

At the end of this document is an image of a typical Motif window.

Navigating in the window is intuitive. Use the left mouse button and click on the up-down-tab to scroll the window. Clicking on the scroll bar above or below the window level indicator will page the display in the desired direction. Using the middle mouse button, you can move directly to the desired (relative) page by clicking at the desired (relative) spot in the scroll bar. (This is hard to describe!)

Note that there are 3 push buttons on the window side-bar:

Each Motif window has a stdout sub-window above a stderr sub-window. The record of what is displayed in the stdout and the stderr windows is also saved for all processes in the /tmp/PitLogs directory on the node. As well, other log files are stored in these directories. The name of each log file is in the format:


ProcessName_std???.log_MonDD_HH:MM:SS
where std??? is either stdout, or stderr. For example:

//oppu10/sys/node_data/tmp/PitLogs/Rerope_stdout.log_Jun08_22:55:51
//oppu10/sys/node_data/tmp/PitLogs/Rerope_stderr.log_Jun08_22:55:51



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