Looking for the /4Dgifts examples from IRIS GL.

KayBee

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Hi All,

I am messing around with IRIS GL, can compile and execute simple graphics tests but I don't have the examples with my various IRIX installs:

/usr/people/4Dgifts/examples/glpg

(the whole 4Dgifts directory if possible)

Would someone be willing to help me out? Ideally provide the files, or let me know how to install them. They are I presume on earlier OS than I currently have (6.5).

Thank you, I appreciate your time.

KB
 
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KayBee

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There's a ton of IRIX stuff on The Internet Archives. You might try getting one of the older OSes like https://archive.org/details/IRIX5.3November19948120119006 . IRIX can't mount ISOs , so mount them somewhere else and share them over NFS.
Thank you Sir. Yes your instinct is correct, apparently it is on IRIS Development Option 4.1.1
which as you say is an ISO, so I have so far been down the rabbit hole of installing a tool on ubuntu to convert iso to tar, then have tried using 2 tools on my O2 that extract software from .idb files:

This one https://github.com/misuchiru03/swextract is a shell script and runs, optimistically filling the terminal window for a minute with progress, only to result in a bunch of directories that are empty and ill-named. The other: https://gist.github.com/camthesaxman/dcc60d98f152b4fed32dfc18d7246551 is provided as src which I've compiled into C without errors yet it insists it cannot find a directory.

So quite a rabbit hole. Thanks again.

KB
 
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KayBee

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Hi Again Cool People,

I have the files now, thanks to an IRIX community member. I am still going to get Nero however and try to burn the disks, in case something like this happens agin or perhaps I an help others.

Cheers,

KB
 
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DuncanMak

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Hello @KayBee,

I'm interested in NeWS and 4Sight and I'd love to look at the PostScript files in 4Dgifts also.

What's a way for me to get a hold of them?
 

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Hey Again, I never had luck going from ISO to useable files. Thankfully a community member provided them to me. My 4Dgifts are later than the ones you are looking for and don't have 4sight. I see the 4sight programming manual on bitsavers is from 1990. Anyone have an IRIS machine out there?
 
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