slideshow-1.2 and xmosaic-2.pre4: minor problem

Vinay Kumar (
Wed, 6 Oct 93 11:05:02 PDT

For those of you who are using "ss" or slideshow-1.2 with xmosaic-2.pre4 you
might be experiencing one minor problem with seeing the first-slide in
xmosaic-2.pre4. It always loads NCSA's home_page and not the first slide
in your file. (Thanks to Neal.McBurnett@att for pointing that out.)

My take at this point is that xmosaic-2.pre4 has hardcoded "-home" command
line option, for obvious reasons (NCSA folks, can you verify this ?). As a
result, ss-1.2 ignores the first slide in the URLfile as home_page and hence
not seen at startup. This problem is not seen with older robust versions of
xmosaic. If and when xmosaic-2.pre4 becomes robust release4 things should be
back to normal.

  Vinay Kumar