Install-Panther WebSphere


Appendix H . Platform Notes


All Platforms

XML Libraries

Importing XML includes the use of libxml2, copyright 1998-2003 by Daniel Veillard.

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Notes for Motif

Tooltips

Tooltips in Motif use the LiteClue widget, copyright 1995 by Computer Generation, Inc.

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Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.


Notes for Microsoft Windows

The information in this appendix provides troubleshooting notes for installing and running Panther software on Microsoft Windows.

DLLs for JPEG Decoding

WECJLIB.DLL is a dynamic link library which performs JPEG decoding. There are two versions of the DLL. The version that comes with Panther can be freely distributed. An enhanced version, which has added functionality, can be ordered from Express Compression Labs (ECL).

In the version of the DLL provided with Panther, images are rendered using ordered dithering. The enhanced version of the DLL supports Hi-Color and Tru-Color display hardware. With such hardware, dithering is not necessary and the best possible picture quality can be achieved. Two-pass color quantization and improved dithering are also supported in the enhanced version, which results in better picture quality on 256-color display devices.

To order single- and multiple-user licenses for the enhanced version of the DLL, email: ecl@netcom.com, or write:

Dr. Y. Shan
P.O. Box 367
Caulfield East VIC 3145, Australia

Environment Space

If COMMAND.COM runs out of environment space when you issue a SET command, add the following line to your CONFIG.SYS file:

SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM /E:1000 /P 

If COMMAND.COM resides on a different drive or directory, modify the line accordingly.

Visual C++ Floating-Point Options

For Microsoft Visual C++ distributions, all the distributed libraries created in the current version of Panther are compiled with the /FPc switch, so that you can choose at link time which floating-point library to use. You can use either the math coprocessor library (LLIBC7.LIB), the emulator library (LLIBCE.LIB, the default), or the alternate math library (LLIBCA.LIB).

Visual Studio

A single makefile is provided for creating Panther executables. It is not necessary to use Microsoft Visual C++'s Visual Studio to create new Panther executables. Instead, you can invoke the nmake utility directly from the command line to create executables. If you want to use Visual Studio, you can use the makefile as an external module.

Using Panther Utilities

Because of the way Windows works, it can be challenging to use Panther's utilities when launched from the Program Manager or the Start menu. The problem arises because Windows' notion of the current directory is hidden from the user.

Most Panther's utilities are designed to be run from the command line. Under Windows, however, the current directory is usually set to the directory holding the executable, for example, c:\prolifics\util.

Therefore, if you launch a utility, such as f2asc, from the Program Manager or the Start menu and type -a foo.asc foo.pro in the Parameters window, f2asc looks for foo.pro in the util directory and creates its output foo.asc there as well. Since this is usually not what you will want, consider one of the following approaches: