Scott Raney raney at metacard.com
Fri Jun 7 12:48:01 EDT 2002

On Fri, 7 Jun 2002 "BCE" <mark at bcesouth.com> wrote:

> I am pretty unfamiliar with the UNIX OS, though working with OS X is
> getting my feet wet pretty well.  But we have a pc machine at work
> that has SCO OpenServer installed on it.  I created an app in Rev to
> test on it, but when I ran it, it said it couldn't open the display,
> or something similar to that.  I tried running it from the command
> line.  Do I need to be in an "X" environment to run a Rev app on
> Unix?  This particular machine hasn't even got that set up because
> they didn't put a mouse on it.

The most common way to run apps on systems like that is to run X
across the network to a different display.  You can even run apps
across the Internet if you want to, a feature built-in to X11.  You
can get X11 servers for all platforms (Win32, Mac, etc.) but it's
easiest (and free) to do this on MacOS X.

>  Lol.  But the machine is used for
> customer orders, and it has gobs of text files that Rev is just
> asking to delimit.

You can certainly run scripts that don't require a GUI on that system,
just run "mc yourscriptfile.mt" from a shell window.  But it might be
easier to just move the files over to a system with a GUI on it and
process them there.

One piece of bad news, though: we've dropped support for SCO operating
systems.  They're out of business now, with the UNIX assets being
acquired by Caldera which only supports Linux systems, and we just
haven't had any demand for supporting this platform recently.

Scott Raney  raney at metacard.com  http://www.metacard.com
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