Simulate the viewport of a starship
- Authored and Contributed by
- Ronald Joe Record
- Copyright 1993, 1994 Ronald Joe Record
The mathrec source code is freely redistributable. The author maintains
binary distributions for Caldera OpenLinux 3.1, OpenServer, UnixWare 7
and Open UNIX 8. These distributions and the source code are available via:
Stars is an X11 client that simulates stars rushing past or receding
from a viewport. The interactive controls allow the user to control
the size and shape of the stars as well as the direction of their movement,
even causing them to wander about the screen.
To build the stars binary, either use the Imakefile or the
sample makefile - Makefile.std. To build with the Imakefile, first type
"xmkmf" or "imake -DUseInstalled -I/usr/lib/X11/config" if your system
doesn't have xmkmf. Then just type "make" and the stars binary will be built.
The manual pages can be formatted by typing "nroff -man stars.man > stars.doc"
To install stars, copy the stars binary to the desired location (the sample
makefiles put it in /usr/local/bin). Copy the resource file Stars.ad to
/usr/lib/X11/app-defaults/Stars or append it to your $HOME/.Xdefaults file.
Copy the formatted man page to wherever you keep your local doc (i use
/usr/local/man/cat1 for imaging software), then add that location
to your MANPATH.
- I have used this for years without harm.
- Work Planned
- manual page.
- Simple execute stars with no arguments.
Ideas, comments, additions, deletions, suggestions, bug reports, code review,...
e-mail Ronald Record at firstname.lastname@example.org