|For System 76 |
|Hi Emma, |
- I have used RedHat since 1999, then Ubuntu since 2005 for developing this 4SM application.
- For displaying images, since 2005 I depend on OpenEV
- this is a 32 bits executable, orphaned since 2005.
- it used to be extremely easy to install and handy to run on 32 bits Ubuntu install, then on 64 bits Ubuntu install, then a few years ago OpenEV became unstable and impossible to install
- on a 64 bits install, OpenEV can't access required resources and fails to open to satisfaction
- Three years ago, I installed Oracle VM on a ASUS STRIX WIN10 super gaming laptop, COREI7, 8 GB RAM, 17", then Ubuntu 16LTS 32 bits: OpenEV was back to life
- I really need the computing power for my satellite image processing
- At this stage, I am stuck in Tahiti, French Polynesia:
- I must choose between
- a new ASUS STRIX 17" gaming laptop from NewZealand,
- a ORYX PRO 17" from System76,
- or maybe a MacBook PRO 16" from local vendor
- Then install OracleVM, then Ubuntu 16LTS 32 bits, then OpenEV
I would appreciate your comments and suggestions:
- Did I miss something?
- I really need OpenEV (FWtools Linux 32 bits) and the computing power of a lightweight portable gaming machine for my satellite image processing
- Can you suggest a solution by your team:
- you arrange to install OpenEV on a 64 bits ORYX PRO 17"
- I gather this might require installing the 15 years old resources (PYTHON and/or GDAL) inside the 64 bits Linux OS that OpenEV expects, eventually over OracleVM for safety
- I only use basic FWTools OpenEV functionalities
- I would opt for 17" display, 32 GB RAM, 2*2 TB SSD storage (~3100US$), and pay the extra price if reasonable, for installed and tested OpenEV solution (displaying a color composite of a full Landsat 8 image downloaded from USGS)
- Is it possible to distribute to interested people a copy of a suitable backup of the VMbox solution for them to install and run on their own machine?
intel_x86-64 Core i7
For workstation installation, refer to tarawa tutorial
I entirely depend on FWTool/OpenEV.
FWTools is an age-old 32 bits executable RG/GIS image viewer.
It still runs on 32 bits Linux.
- My workstation: from 1999 to 2014: I used Toshiba Satellite laptops.
- then I moved to MSI GS70 64 bits Intel x86_64 laptop: Intel Core I7 2.13 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 17" screen 1920*1080 (16:9, full HD).
- In march 2018, I moved to a ASUS ROG STRIX 17" laptop.
- My operating system: Windows 10/Oracle VM virtual box, 32 bits Ubuntu 16_LTS 32 bits/Gnome/bash.
- 4SM code is proprietary ; it is written and compiled C.
- 4SM system calls: 4SM calls some executables or Linux commands
- GMT: gmtset , psbasemap, pstext , psxy, and psscale: 4SM writes some scripts which call a few modules of GMT from U. of Hawaii (please note that GMT may be installed using Ubuntu's Synaptic Package Manager). These executables are included in the 4sm.calls.zip zipfile
- shp2text: using this executable, 4SM converts shapefiles to textfile SHP.txt, for use with the
- wget, gv and cpuid: install them using Ubuntu Software Center
- gv: default PostScript viewer in 4SM. If you use another viewer, you have to place a -Calls/epsviewer_yourviewer argument in your commandline
- firefox: default browser in 4SM. If you use another browser, you have to place a
- gedit: default text editor in 4SM. If you use another texteditor, you have to place a
- chmod, rm, mkdir, dir, cp, zip, bzip2, whoami come with the Linux distribution
- cpuid: if you want to become a superuser of 4SM
- wget: if you want to download/update a mirror copy of 4SM website on your computer/network
- Compiler: 4SM is compiled under Linux/Gnome/bash: " gcc -lm -w -m32 -g 4SM.c -lm -o 4SM"
- Image format: image.pix from PCIgeomatica, band-interleaved, preferably file-interleaved.
- Image preparation and display:
- I formerly used ImageWorks and EASI/PACE from PCI .
- Since 2005, I only use OpenEV FWTools for import/export, image display and vector activities.
- GUI: I would like to develop a GUI with Qt Designer or GLADE in order to manage the 4SM command line.