Number: 1395

Date: 12-Jun-84 16':15':57

Submitter: le.pasa

Source: Roger Beeman, Boeing

Subject: COLOR bugs

Lisp Version: Fugue4/Fugue6

Description: '
 1.  X3, and 3mb microcode crashed system on (LOGOUT) because user is not told  in the documentation to set (DISPLAYOFF T).'
2.  LOADED COLOR.DCOM and called (COLORDEMO).  COLORMAPCREATE broke (called by COLORMAPOF) .  Inspect code of COLORDISPLAY and find that LastSystemColorMap is NOBIND and must be set to NIL.   Also, we had to set \STOPCOLOR to \DOLPHINSTOPCOLOR. '
3.  Called (WELL 5) and get break saying 16 (or 17 or 18) are Illegal arguments.  We did not try to go beyond 15 colors.  '
Date': 12 Jun 84 17':40 PDT'
Subject': Request for documentation change'
To': 1100support.pasa'
cc': martino.pasa, lispsupport, vanmelle'
During their visit Monday, Boeing asked why they could not run color on a Dolphin that had both sets of net ucode.'
I found out that the two net ucode configuration was only released to support gateways and that it wasnt intended to support a normal workstation. Especially not color, which takes so much of the memory bandwidth that a gateway running color would be ghastly.'
But they just wanted a workstation that lived on both nets and didnt understand why it didnt work. Turns out that it''s because there is no room.'
When this was explained to them, they were only a little mollified and demanded to know why this limitation was not in the documentation (where it is explained that the floating point doesnt fit in this configuration). I calmed them down by saying that I''d get it included next release (of documentation).'
I think this is Guide, rather than Lisp manual, documentation. If so, could whoever maintains this please respond indicating whether they are willing to make this minor change?'


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Edit-By: le.pasa

Edit-Date: 18-Jun-84 11':24':41


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System: Windows and Graphics

Subsystem: Color

Machine: 1100


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Difficulty: Moderate

Frequency: Everytime

Impact: Annoying

Priority: Perhaps

Status: Open

Problem Type: Design - UI

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