ECCE 6.3 apps won't start

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Mike,

Reading through this thread again I see that an older version of X-Win32 apparently works for you with the latest ECCE 6.3. This was for the 32-bit ECCE distribution at least. Did you also try the old X-Win32 with the latest 64-bit distribution of ECCE? If you get that to work, but the new version of X-Win32 doesn't work, then that seems like a strong case to me to go to the StarNet guys and point this out and hopefully they will agree it's their problem and provide a fix that shouldn't take too long. That their own product once worked should make it much easier for them to figure out what they did wrong or forgot to do with the newest version.

Gary
Edited On 12:56:54 PM PDT - Fri, May 4th 2012 by Gary

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Hi Mike,

I keep forgetting to bring this up... Another no-cost option you have for getting ECCE to display to a Windows PC is to install VirtualBox (I personally prefer it to VMware although that would work as well), install your choice of Linux in a virtual machine, and then just ssh back to your Linux box using the VirtualBox/Linux for it's remote X windows display capability. I just tried this with an OpenSUSE Linux virtual machine I happened to have running. No issues at all with remotely displaying the ECCE Builder/Viewer as well as the rest of ECCE. I did need to do an "ssh -X" to enable ssh port forwarding, but other than that, couldn't have been simpler.

Finally, this option would also allow users to run ECCE locally on the VM if that is preferred. They could easily access a single ECCE server so only the application software would need to be installed under the VM. So that's a lot more flexibility than X-Win32 offers and all for free.

I understand though that since you've already paid for X-Win32, you'd like to have them fix their issue. So maybe this could be an interim solution for you. I would take this approach myself rather than Cygwin for instance. I just didn't think of it originally when you started talking about X Window Servers for PCs since that's what we used as well (e.g. Hummingbird Exceed/3D) before VM technology took over in the past few years.

Gary

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Gary,

The older X-Win32 does work with the current 64-bit ECCE so I'm leaving it in place. Is it ok if I provide a copy of ECCE to StaNet for them to diagnose this problem?

Mike

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Mike,

ECCE will be released as open source sometime this summer. We're just going through formalities at this point (although it can take a while to get through all of them) before getting final approval to make the release. Until that time people should go through the EMSL user portal (https://eus.emsl.pnl.gov) as documented at http://ecce.pnl.gov/using/download.shtml and complete a software use agreement to get the software. In this case they'd just want a standalone builder binary distribution.

Gary


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