To-days Panelman Poser
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Mon Nov 16 10:21:38 CST 2015
Thank you Peter
I'll follow it up
On 16/11/15 09:29, Peter Coghlan wrote:
> rod wrote:
>> Hi Guys!
>> I am the happy owner of a DEC 3000 in other words an
>> It is fully working and boots VMS and goes into DEC windows just as
>> it should.
>> Its running a high res 23" colour monitor in RGB
>> As you all are aware I spend my time recreating PDP front panels.
>> (Hopefully the example panel will arrive to-day and I can release the
>> current batch to screening. )
>> Anyway I thought it would be nice to at least get some pictures up
>> on the Alpha and maybe do a little panel design on it.
>> If you are asking why would I want to do that. Then I might suggest
>> you may not be on the right list.
>> So there you have it; picture display (gif, tif and so on) and a bit
>> of cad on my Alpha (mono is fine.)
>> What do I need and where do I get it?
> John Bradley's XV is great for viewing lots of types of images and
> with your DECWindows background. It can also be used for image
> editing but
> you probably want something more that this for designing panels.
> As far as I remember, it's a bit of a chore to build it, however,
> there may be
> executables available on some of the VMS freeware CDs. Look for one
> with PNG
> support as this was the last to be added. If you can't find any, I
> can send
> you one if you are happy enough to trust me.
> Another possibility is to use the SWB web browser to view images but
> this is
> a bit of a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
> Peter Coghlan.
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