To-days Panelman Poser

rod rodsmallwood52 at
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 
>> Alpha.
>> 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 
> fiddling
> 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.
> Regards,
> Peter Coghlan.

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