In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Tom L. Davis) wrote:
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Surajit Nundy" <email@example.com> > wrote: > > > I just compiled (and am running) enlightenment, the GIMP, XFree86 with gcc > > on Mac OS X with no problems at all. > > If this is possible, could someone enlighten me on why it is not possible > > for the Mathworks to compile an X-windows version of this application for > > OS > > X? > > Thanks, > > Surajit Nundy > > > I compiled Scilab using XFree86 and boy is it ugly. It's a good deal worse > looking than SunOS was in the mid 90s. I guess Aqua has me spoiled. > Anybody know if there are plans to improve the look of the windowing > system that XFree86 uses. > > From what I've seen so far, I think TMW would be making a mistake to port > to OS X using X-windows. Cocoa is so much better and evidently easy to > write. Coding the command and editor windows should be a piece of cake. > Drawing to a figure window may be the biggest challenge. Mabe if we all > pitched in and bought TMW the new O'Reilly book "Learning Cocoa" ... > > > > > > I also downloaded SysQuake 2 LE from www.calerga.com. It runs under OS X, > 9 and Windows. It's very fast but a little buggy yet. The language is a > hybrid of MATLAB 4 and 5 with most of the good features of 5 except for > handle graphics and OO. Definitely worth a look. > > Tom
Have you installed lesstif (spelling could be wrong)? It's the free motif. It will make xfree86 look a whole lot better. Matlab in that environment wouldn't be bad at all.