Re: ANNOUNCE: VRML 1.0b1 Parser Released

Al Globus (
Thu, 5 Jan 1995 12:46:46 -0800

Did I miss it or is the source code unavailable? If not,
when will it become available?

From: (Mark Pesce)
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 1995 12:10:07 -0800 (PST)
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VRML List Members and Digest Recipients:

It is with *great* pleasure that I would like to announce the availablity
of QvLib, the first revision (1.0b1) of the VRML Programming Library.

What is it?

The VRML Library, QvLib, is a set of C++ routines which can parse VRML files.
Its output is a "parse tree", which can be traversed by a program to
generate a "view" (or a translation) of a VRML environment.

You must link the library QvLib.o with the linker output generated by
your own code.

As of 5 January 1995, there are versions available for:


What About Other Platforms?

Solaris is very soon to come.

We're hard at work on a port to Windows NT; that should be ready in just a
few days. We're not making any guarantees that it will work under Windows 3.1,
but we will make an effort.

It will probably compile on Macintosh systems pretty easily, but we don't
plan on doing this ourselves. If you're interested in doing a port for
MPW and/or CodeWarrior, please drop me a line at

In general it is very easy to port QvLib to new operating systems.

How do I get QvLib?

Through WWW at OR anonymous FTP to
Go to directory /pub/vrml. All the files are there.

What about Bugs?

Send them to me.
Very soon we'll start a separate mailing list to deal with bugs/features.

Who is responsible?

Paul Strauss ( and Gavin Bell (, of Silicon Graphics. Many thanks to them for a great job!

Daeron Meyer of the Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota did the
port to LINUX, and Tony Parisi offered sagely advice on the SunOS port.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and use it!


Mark D. Pesce
VRML List Moderator
5 January 1995

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