Tony- (I was going to send this to you yesterday afternoon, but I ran into a problem configuring wxuser to use ADDE. Turns out I had some typos in the .cshrc which are now fixed). I updated McIDAS-X on wxbox to version 7.4. I built it using gcc and f2c. This was a good test because we found a couple of mistakes in our documentation and I learned what is needed for other sites to do this. Your setup is a little different than the norm because you had a binary distribution before. So McIDAS-X is installed in /home/mcidas/mcidas74 and there is a link between this directory and it's the subdirectories to /home/mcidas/runtime which is what used to point to /home/mcidas/solaris (7.1 binary distribution). At some point (7.5) we may want to make this a standard setup, but for now, it works the way it is. I also updated your system to be using the ldm-mcidas-7.4.0 decoders. I regularized the use of ldm-mcidas by removing the decoders from ~ldm/decoders and putting /usr/local/ldm-mcidas/bin in the user ldm's path. This way, you can easily drop in a new release and then just change the runtime link in the future. The only piece of ldm-mcidas that I left in ~ldm/decoders is the script batch.k which is used by post-process batch files. I'll have to talk to Tom about this. I'm not sure if the guys working on the web server were mucking around with the post-process batch files to generate web products, but the old files are in /home/mcidas/solaris/data if they need them. It didn't look like any had been changed, but I just want to let you know that the 7.1 distribution is still there. Lastly, I took a look at the strings you have set up for the user wxuser. There are some commands that are no longer in the distribution. (FASTXT, WWPLOT) and others will be sunset this summer. I've taken your custom strings and offer alternatives using ADDE commands for each of them that could be changed: 8IR := DF 151 2 EC DDC 2 SF=Y;MAP H 7 IMGDISP RTIMAGES/GE-IR.1 2 STA=DDC MAG=2 SF=YES REFRESH='EG;MAP H 7' 8IRLOOP := ALOOP 150 159 7 10 EC DDC EU=IRA CMAP=7 DWELL=1 10 LIMIT=24 MAP=Y H IMGDISP RTIMAGES/GE-IR ALL=7 16 STA=DDC EU=IRA SF=YES REFRESH='EG;MAP H 7';LB 7 16;DR 9*1 10;DR AUTO 8VLOOP := ALOOP 210 219 23 10 EC JAX 1 SU=H2O CMAP=8 DWELL=1 10 LIMIT=24 MAP=Y H IMGDISP RTIMAGES/GE-WV ALL=23 32 STA=JAX EU=H2O SF=YES REFRESH='EG;MAP H 8';LB 23 32;DR 9*1 10;DR AUTO 9IRLOOP := ALOOP 130 139 7 10 EC 33 128 CMAP=8 DWELL=1 10 LIMIT=24 MAP=Y H IMGDISP RTIMAGES/GW-IR ALL=7 16 LATLON=33 128 EU=IMAGE SF=YES REFRESH='EG;MAP H 8';LB 7 16;DR 9*1 10;DR AUTO 9VLOOP := ALOOP 170 179 23 10 EC 34 128 1 SU=H2O CMAP=7 DWELL=1 10 LIMIT=24 MAP=Y H IMGDISP RTIMAGES/GW-WV ALL=23 32 LATLON=34 128 EU=H2O SF=YES REFRESH='EG;MAP H 7';LB 7 16;DR 9*1 10;DR AUTO COIR := DF #SYS(2145) 1 EC COS 3 SF=Y;MAP H 7 IMGDISP RTIMAGES/GE-IR 1 STA=COS MAG=3 EU=IMAGE SF=YES REFRESH='EG;MAP H 7' COLOOP := ALOOP 150 159 17 10 EC CYS 3 CMAP=7 DWELL=1 10 LIMIT=24 IMGDISP RTIMAGES/GE-IR ALL=17 26 STA=CYS MAG=3 EU=IMAGE SF=YES REFRESH='EG;MAP H 7' COVIS := DF #SYS(2148) 1 EC COS 3 SF=Y;MAP H 7 IMGDISP RTIMAGES/GE-VIS 1 STA=COS MAG=3 EU=IMAGE SF=YES REFRESH='EG;MAP H 7' DATA := FASTXT CLI DEN NUM=3 WXTLIST APRO=CLI ASTN=DEN NUM=3 EIR := DF 152 1 EC STL EU=IRA SF=Y;MAP H 7;UCC Z 500 OLAY 12 COLOR=3;UCC T 700-500 OLAY CINT=2 COLOR=2;SPC WX OLAY COLOR=4;FRONT;WWPLOT;NLDNPLT LIG- OLAY FRAME LSYMB= IMGDISP RTIMAGES/GE-IR.2 1 STA=STL EU=IRA SF=YES;MAP H 7;UCC Z 500 OLAY 12 COLOR=3;UCC T 700-500 OLAY CINT=2 COLOR=2;SPC WX OLAY COLOR=4;FRNTDISP;WWDISP;NLDNDISP LIG- OLAY FRAME SYMB=PLUS LSIZE=4 COLOR=5 LTG := NLDNPLT LIG- OLAY FRAME LSYMB=CIRCLE LSIZE=2 COLOR=3;NLDNPLT LIG+ OLAY FRAME LSYMB=PLUS LSIZE=4 COLOR=5 NLDNDISP LIG- OLAY FRAME SYMB=CIRCLE LSIZE=2 COLOR=3;NLDNDISP LIG+ OLAY FRAME SYMB=PLUS LSIZE=4 COLOR=5 LTGNEW := NLDNPLT LIG- OLAY LSYMB=CIRCLE LSIZE=2 COLOR=3;NLDNPLT LIG+ OLAY LSYMB=PLUS LSIZE=4 COLOR=5 NLDNDISP LIG- OLAY SYMB=CIRCLE LSIZE=2 COLOR=3;NLDNDISP LIG+ OLAY SYMB=PLUS LSIZE=4 COLOR=5 PRO := PROPLT PLTC2 LATEST 24 -1 PROFSECT PLTC2 LATEST 24 -60 SATMDR := EG I;DF 1501 2 EC DDC 2 EU=NORTEL SF=Y;MAP Y 7 IMGDISP MYDATA/IMAGES.1501 2 STA=DDC MAG=2 EU=NORTEL SF=YES;MAP H 7 One thing to note is that these commands are based on a workstation having 32 frames. By default, McIDAS-X sessions start with only 17 frames, so any commands that load into frames above 17 will fail (8VLOOP, 9VLOOP, COLOOP) so you will need to adjust the frame values accordingly (ALL= values). You could try to start up with more frames, but you may not have enough system resources to handle this. Try the ADDE versions from the command line to make sure they work, and let me know if you have any questions about these new commands. If you like the new commands and change the strings, you could copy the string table over to winfo2 and mclap. Don From: Anthony Rockwood - MSCD Meteorology <address@hidden> Date: Fri, 05 Feb 1999 09:28:59 -0700 Keywords: 199902051629.JAA20011 Organization: . Don, Wow. What a lot of work you did on ol' wxbox. I know you wanted to do this as a learning exercise, but I sure appreciate being the beneficiary of the test. Thanks. I'll try out the ADDE commands and test the strings too. And yes, we probably will use some of the old batch files to create some web images on winfo2, so I'm glad to know where I can find them. Tony
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