notes on 2.0 binaries (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 93 00:38:54 -0800
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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Subject: notes on 2.0 binaries
Please read the following, particularly re Solaris and IBM binaries.
Feedback on whether Mosaic-ibm-static even works on non-AIX 3.2.4
systems would be greatly appreciated.



Summary of availability and features of NCSA-supplied Mosaic 2.0 binaries

  -rwxr-xr-x  1 11811    wsstaff    756381 Nov 10 05:44 Mosaic-alpha.Z
  -rwxr-xr-x  1 11811    wsstaff   1995413 Nov 10 05:44 Mosaic-dec.Z
  -rwxr-xr-x  1 11811    wsstaff   1719076 Nov 10 05:44 Mosaic-hp700.Z
  -rwxr-xr-x  1 11811    wsstaff   1859677 Nov 11 06:30 Mosaic-ibm-static.Z
  -rwxr-xr-x  1 11811    wsstaff   2924967 Nov 10 05:45 Mosaic-ibm.Z
  -rwxr-xr-x  1 11811    wsstaff   1442979 Nov 10 06:00 Mosaic-sgi.Z
  -rwxr-xr-x  1 11811    1         1502779 Nov 10 18:52 Mosaic-solaris.Z
  -rwxr-xr-x  1 11811    wsstaff   2606677 Nov 10 05:45 Mosaic-sun-lresolv.Z
  -rwxr-xr-x  1 11811    wsstaff   2589890 Nov 10 05:46 Mosaic-sun.Z

Mosaic-alpha:           DEC Alpha, OSF/1 version 1.3.
                        No DTM, no HDF, no native WAIS.
Mosaic-dec:             DEC MIPS, Ultrix 4.0.
                        DTM, HDF, no native WAIS.
Mosaic-hp700:           HP 9000/730, HP-UX 9.01.
                        No DTM, HDF, no native WAIS.
Mosaic-ibm:             IBM RS/6000, AIX 3.2.4, X11R5.
                        DTM, HDF, native WAIS.
Mosaic-ibm-static:      IBM RS/6000, AIX 3.2.4, linked static.
                        DTM, HDF, native WAIS.
                        NOTE: This binary is an experiment; please
                              give it a shot if the normal Mosaic-ibm
                              doesn't work on your system and let us
                              know how it goes.  There seem to be
                              spurious error messages printed in the
                              shell window when this binary is run;
                              they don't seem to affect the program's
                              Also note that this binary is the only
                              one not compiled with debugging enabled,
                              as the debugging binary was over 11
Mosaic-sgi:             SGI IRIX 4.0.x.
                        DTM, HDF, native WAIS.
Mosaic-solaris:         Sun Solaris 2.3.
                        No DTM, no HDF, no native WAIS.
                        NOTE: You may need to set the environment
                              variable XKEYSYMDB to point to the 
                              XKeysymDB file on your system when
                              running this binary.
Mosaic-sun-lresolv:     Sun SunOS 4.1.3, linked to system libresolv.a.
                        DTM, HDF, native WAIS.
Mosaic-sun:             Sun SunOS 4.1.3.
                        DTM, HDF, native WAIS.
                        NOTE: If Mosaic-sun does not work on your
                              particular system, you should try
                              Mosaic-sun-lresolv instead (unless you
                              are running Solaris; then you should run

All Mosaic binaries -- except Mosaic-ibm-static -- are compiled with
debugging (-g) enabled, so users can send us a core traceback if a
coredump should happen to occur.  If you wish, you may strip the
binaries; however, you will then be unable to help us if something
goes wrong, and we may not be able to fix any bugs you encounter.

Note that it is relatively straightforward to compile Mosaic yourself
on, in particular, SGI, IBM, and DEC Alpha systems as shipped by the
respective vendors.

Note further that we may stop distributing any of these binaries at
any time.