Starlink User Note 57.9
David Terrett & Nicholas Eaton
12 July 1995
Copyright © 2000 Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils
Graphics Workstation Name Service
User & Programmer’s Manual
This note contains information for three categories of GNS consumer:
The user of a graphics application. This consumer is interested in the syntax of graphics workstation names and need only read section 2.
The system manager. This consumer is interested in the contents of the database and how to set up and modify it. System managers will need to be familiar with the first part (section 3.1), which deals with workstation names. The remainder (section 3.2) will be of interest to anyone adding support for a new GKS or IDI device.
The application programmer. This consumer is interested in the programmer interface (Appendix B), the mechanism for reporting errors (section 4) and the means of compiling and linking the programs (section 5).