HP OpenVMS Systems Documentation
HP DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS
This manual describes corrections, known problems, and restrictions that pertain to the DECwindows Motif Version 1.5 software.
Revision/Update Information: This manual supersedes the HP DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS Alpha Release Notes for Version 1.3--1.
Operating Systems: OpenVMS I64 Version 8.2
OpenVMS Alpha Version 8.2
Software Versions: DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS I64 Version 1.5
DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS Alpha Version 1.5
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These release notes describe corrections, known problems, and restrictions that pertain to the HP DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS Version 1.5 (DECwindows Motif) software on the OpenVMS I64 and OpenVMS Alpha platforms.
The notes in this manual are cumulative from DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS Version 1.0 and indicate any undocumented items that still pertain to the software. A label within each note specifies when the correction or problem was introduced.
This manual is intended for users, system managers, and programmers who work with DECwindows Motif.
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The following product names may appear in this manual:
All three names---the longer form and the two abbreviated forms---refer to the version of the OpenVMS operating system that runs on the Intel Itanium architecture.
All uses of DECwindows and DECwindows Motif refer to the HP DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS software; and all uses of X server and the X display server refer to the DECwindows X11 Display Server. Additionally, all uses of DECwindows XUI (X User Interface) refer to the DECwindows product prior to DECwindows Motif Version 1.0.
The following typographic conventions may be used in this manual:
|General DECwindows Motif Environment Notes|
|Web Browser Support||Section 2.2.1|
|Scaled Bitonal Images Now Display Correctly (Alpha Only)||Section 2.2.2|
|Applications That Issue Lengthy Server Requests Now Respond Correctly (Alpha Only)||Section 2.2.3|
|Applications Running Over the LOCAL Transport No Longer Cause System Lag||Section 2.2.4|
|Applications That Use GKS May Fail Unexpectedly||Section 2.2.5|
|New Desktop Environment Notes|
|Default Width of the Calculator Increased||Section 2.3.1|
|File Manager No Longer Hangs During Large Copy or Move Operations||Section 2.3.2|
|File Manager Cancels Restore Operations Properly (Alpha Only)||Section 2.3.3|
|Clock: Clock Updates Correctly after the System Time is Reset (Alpha Only)||Section 184.108.40.206|
|DECterm: Graphics Applications Using ReGIS No Longer Cause DECterm to Crash (Alpha Only)||Section 220.127.116.11|
|DECterm: DECterm Windows Positioned Correctly (Alpha Only)||Section 18.104.22.168|
|DECterm: Use CREATE/TERMINAL/DETACH to Display Broadcast Messages||Section 22.214.171.124|
|DECterm: Using CREATE/TERMINAL with IPv6 Support Enabled||Section 126.96.36.199|
|Tool and Utility Notes|
|fsinfo: Font Server Information Utility Fails After Invoking||Section 188.8.131.52|
|Installation and Upgrade Notes|
|DECwindows Motif Version Support and Compatibility||Section 3.1.1|
|Limited Support for Third-Party TCP/IP Products (Alpha Only)||Section 3.1.2|
|DECW$STARTUP Requires SHARED Privilege||Section 3.1.3|
|Security and Authorization Notes|
|GENPWD Flag Now Handled Properly (Alpha Only)||Section 3.3.1|
|Setting the hostList Resource Manually||Section 3.3.3|
|Desktop Management Notes|
|Trusted Unpause Operations Allowed (Alpha Only)||Section 3.4.1|
|ACME Login Features Not Supported (I64 Only)||Section 3.4.2|
|Font and Keymap Management Notes|
|Queries on TrueType Font Properties No Longer Reset the Display Server (Alpha Only)||Section 3.5.1|
|X Display Server Management Notes|
|Adjusting Pixel Depth on Systems with ATI RADEON Graphics Cards||Section 3.7.1|
|Performance Degradation May Occur on XINERAMA Multihead Systems||Section 3.7.2|
|General Programming Notes|
|Motif Toolkit and X Window System Support and Compatibility||Section 4.1.1|
|Run-Time and Programming Environment Support||Section 4.1.2|
|Multithreaded Applications with Upcalls Enabled No Longer Cause Address Corruption (Alpha Only)||Section 4.1.3|
|DECwindows Display Server Blocks Write Operations When All Transport Buffers are in Use||Section 4.1.4|
|Functions Calling getaddrinfo and getnameinfo are not Threadsafe Over TCP/IP Connections||Section 4.1.5|
|Running Translated Images on OpenVMS Systems (Alpha Only)||Section 4.1.12|
|Application Programming Notes|
|DEClinks: DEClinks Shareable Libraries Not Available (I64 only)||Section 184.108.40.206|
|OSF/Motif Toolkit (Xm) Notes|
|OSF/Motif Release 1.1.3 Programming Support and XUI||Section 4.3.3|
|Memory Leaks in Cascade and Toggle Buttons Corrected (Alpha Only)||Section 4.3.4|
|Memory Leaks in Bulletin Boards Corrected (Alpha Only)||Section 4.3.5|
|UID Files for Example Programs||Section 4.3.8|
|X Window System Toolkit (Xt) Notes|
|XtGetValues Function and Null Argument Values||Section 4.5.1|
|X Window System Library (Xlib) Notes|
|XPutImage Now Displays Wide Graphic Images Correctly||Section 4.6.1|
|Xlib Routines Now Use Recursive Locks||Section 4.6.2|
|Memory Leaks in XOpenDisplay and XCloseDisplay Corrected (Alpha Only)||Section 4.6.3|
|XOpenDisplay Calls No Longer Leave a Pending Wake (Alpha Only)||Section 4.6.4|
|State of Event Flag Number 63 Changed Only After Reserved (Alpha Only)||Section 4.6.5|
|Xpoll.h Header File and ConnectionNumber Macro Restriction||Section 4.6.6|
This chapter contains information about DECwindows Motif for general users.
2.1 OpenVMS Display Device and Layered Product Interfaces
This section contains release notes that pertain to the OpenVMS display
device (SET DISPLAY) and DECwindows Motif layered product interfaces.
2.1.1 OpenVMS Display Device (SET DISPLAY)
This section contains notes pertaining to OpenVMS display devices
created and managed using the SET DISPLAY and SHOW DISPLAY commands.
For more information on these commands, see the HP OpenVMS DCL Dictionary: N--Z or online
220.127.116.11 SET DISPLAY/REVOKE Error Message is Misleading
The error message for revoking a cookie that has timed out is
misleading. The error message indicates there is a %SYSTEM-F-BADPARAM,
bad parameter value. This does not indicate the nature of the error.
18.104.22.168 I/O Error Displayed When Using SET DISPLAY/REVOKE
Using the SET DISPLAY/REVOKE command to revoke a generated, trusted, cookie can sometimes result in an I/O error similar to the following:
XIO: fatal IO error 65535 (connection aborted) on X server ":0.0" after 10 requests (8 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
This error results from the cookie being used by the SET DISPLAY/REVOKE command to connect to the server. Revoking the cookie breaks the connection to the display server.
Although the error appears fatal, the revoke operation actually
22.214.171.124 Display Devices Not Deleted Upon Exit
When creating user-mode display devices with the DCL SET DISPLAY command, note that any unused devices may not be deleted when you log out of DECwindows Motif. Display devices created with SET DISPLAY are seen as permanent devices until used by an X client application and are not destroyed upon exit.
To avoid this problem, create supervisor-mode display devices.
This section contains release notes related to the DECwindows Motif
interface to DECTPU.
126.96.36.199 Small Display Monitors and DECTPU
When running DECTPU for DECwindows Motif on small display monitors, the main window can be less than fully visible.
To correct this condition, follow these steps:
Tpu.Tpu$MainWindow.X: 0 Tpu.Tpu$MainWindow.Y: 0 Tpu.Tpu$MainWindow.Rows: 21 Tpu*condensedFont: on Tpu*fontSetSelection: 1
$ DEFINE TPU$DEFAULTS SYS$LOGIN:EVE_SMALL_WINDOW.DAT $ EDIT/TPU/INTER=DECWINDOWS LOGIN.COM
This section contains release notes that pertain to the general
DECwindows Motif user environment. This includes corrections,
restrictions, and known problems that are common to both the
New Desktop and the Traditional DECwindows Desktop environments.
2.2.1 Web Browser Support
The HP Secure Web Browser (SWB) is the officially supported web browser for the HP OpenVMS Alpha and HP OpenVMS I64 operating systems. SWB is a licensed part of these operating systems and is based on the Mozilla Web Browser, which is designed for standards compliance, performance, and portability.
The OpenVMS Alpha version of the browser is available from the following location:
This page contains installation and running instructions, as well as information about hardware and software prerequisites, system parameters, account quotas, and problem reporting.
The OpenVMS I64 version of the browser is a part of one or more of the OpenVMS I64 Operating Environments (OEs) and is included on the OE distribution media. See the HP OpenVMS I64 Software Product Description (SPD) for more information on the specific OE bundles available with this release of OpenVMS.
There may be instances where running Java applications from the SWB will cause the system to freeze briefly. This is due to the way the DECwindows X display server currently handles non-blocking write operations to a requesting client application. See Section 4.1.4 for more information on this restriction.
Previously, on systems running DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS Alpha Version 1.3 or higher, scaled bitonal images were displayed incorrectly. The top-right corner of the image would overlay the top-left quarter of the image.