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README

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  Buici-Clock README	$Id: README,v 1.7 1998/10/14 00:40:07 elf Exp $
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  version 0.3.7 of 17 November 1998

  by Marc Singer, elf@netcom.com
  22 October 1997 (date of last revision)

  This document explains how to compile and configure the Buici clock.
  It also contains the release notes. 


  1.  Introduction

  I would have used another clock if I could find one.  I found none.
  The best available was swissclock-0.6, but it fails to draw a round
  face on my X servers.

  This release is somewhat limited.  It keeps time and has an
  attractive face that displays almost correctly.  There will be a
  couple of updates to add configurability and a date feature.


  1.1.  Copyright

  The Buici Clock program is Copyright (C) 1997 by Marc Singer.  It is
  free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
  terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
  Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
  option) any later version. 


  1.2  The most current release of Buici

  There is presently only one site for Buici.

    <URL:ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/el/elf/buici>


  1.4  Feedback and Bug Reports

  Bug reports may be sent to the author at <elf@debian.org>.  There is
  a plan to incorporate some form of automatic bug report generation
  within the application, but until that is available e-mail is
  likely to produce the best response.  


  1.5  Disclaimer

  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU
  General Public License for more details. 


  2.0  Building the Buici Clock from Source

  After unpacking the source archive, you will have a version numbered
  directory buici-clock-X.Y.Z.  In this directory is an autoconfig script.
  This, building the program requires two steps.

    configure

  This script will evaluate your system and configure the directory
  for building.

    make

  This command will compile the application and put a link to it in
  the source directory.  The program is called buici-clock.


  3.0  Using the Buici Clock

  This version accepts only one standard X toolkit option, -geometry.
  The most straighforward way to start the clock is to run a command
  such as this:

    ./buici-clock -geometry =100x100-4-4


  4.0  Release Notes

  In this ALPHA release, the clock ought to show the correct time,
  respond correctly to the -geometry option, and not crash.  It is
  ALPHA because it is not feature complete.

  If you experience problems, I appreciate an e-mail to elf@netcom.com
  with a description of the problem and the output of the shell script
  info.sh.

  4.1  Timezones

  The computation I use to display the time is incompatible with
  conventional C library calls that convert the system clock time to
  local time.  The result is an algorithm that I believe is correct,
  but I cannot verify in all time zones.  If anyone's buici clock fails
  to report the same time as the system "date" command please let me
  know.  

  4.2  X Server Resources

  There have been reports of crashes on some GNU/Linux machines, the
  same platform on which I develop.  One person tracked the trouble to
  the ResourceManager database.  This release includes a work-around,
  but I want to discover the cause of this anomoly.

  The configure script will test for what-I-believe-is-the-problem.
  If it displays a message about a suspicious X server, please send me
  the output of the info.sh Bourne shell script
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