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S-Geometry version 6.0.1

Well I finally got a chance to load the tape.  What a royal pain!

They (the graphics division) sent an ECO tape with the distribution.  In
there they say: If any of the following conditions are meet you should
load the ECO tape - and one of the conditions was if you have a version
of Color that is less than or equal to 416.31.  Well we have version
416.19 and have been having minor bugs with it so I thought "Great,
maybe some of the bug fixes are on the tape!" WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.  The
.... in the graphics group make the ECO tape so it has patches from
416.32 on - therefore I am missing patches 20 to 31.  Load Patches does
not like that either.  And guess what, they have patches for a whole lot
of systems that have the some problem - a gap from the "official" ECO #1
tape.  Below is an abbreviated herald from my machine that has the
standard Color system software loaded plus the "official" layered
product ECO #1 tape. The comments to the right indicate if the patches
released with the 6.0.1 color ECO tape are okay or are skewed.  Also,
they just send an ECO tape and a world load. No distribution tape of the
software!  You either get a world with all the s-productions or you get
none.  (I think that is rather lame.)

Somebody has got to whip those graphics people to shape!  I send a
message to customer-services and they called back saying they were sorry
both I would have to deal with the graphics folks directly. BTW: If you
have to call the graphics division the toll-free number is

Symbolics System, FEP1:>Inc-ACA-Rst-8-0-1-G.load.737
3630 Processor, 8192K words Physical memory, 99999K words Swapping space.
 Genera                                            8.0.1
 System                                            425.111 (ECO level 1) ok
 CLOS                                              406.39  (ECO level 1) ok
 Development Utilities                             410.7   (ECO level 1) ok
 Old TV                                            408.0 
 Zwei                                              408.8   (ECO level 1) ok
 Utilities                                         419.11  (ECO level 1) ok
 Server Utilities                                  417.4   (ECO level 1) ok
 Serial                                            409.19  (ECO level 1) ok
 Hardcopy                                          420.7   (ECO level 1) ok
 Zmail                                             417.3   (ECO level 1) ok
 LMFS                                              418.2   (ECO level 1) ok
 Tape                                              419.8   (ECO level 1) ok
 Nsage                                             415.9   (ECO level 1) ok
 Extended Help                                     416.0
 CL Developer                                      403.3   (ECO level 1) ok
 Documentation Database                            420.2   (ECO level 1) ok
 World Maker                                       40.12
 IP-TCP                                            422.6   (ECO level 1) (patch 7 in IBIN only)
 Color Editor                                      415.2 (start at patch 6 to 7)
 Graphics Toolkit                                  16.11 ok
 Experimental Graphics Support                     424.0 (start at patch 11 to 13)
 Experimental SGD Genera Redefinitions             1       ok
 Experimental SGD Genera 8.0 Redefinitions         1.6     ok
 Genera Extensions                                 9.4  (start with patch 24 to 24)
 Essential Image Substrate                         407.4   (ECO level 1) ok
 Color                                             416.19 (start at patch 32 to 47)
 Color Demo                                        416.1 ok
 Images                                            424.8 (start at patch 19 to 22)
 Ivory Color Support                               7.3 (start at patch 7 to 9)
 Color System Documentation                        2.1 
 SGD Book Design                                   2.0
 The Color System, Release 7.0 Ivory               2.9
 Image Substrate                                   415.2   (ECO level 1)
 Graphics Library                                  8.0    (start at patch 4 to 4)
 S-Record                                          64.0   (start at patch 5 to 10)
 Abekas A60 Support                                15.2   ok (one new patch number 3)
 Colorize Tables                                   20.0   ok
 Fourier Fractals                                  18.0   ok
 Fast Fourier Transforms                           8.0    ok
 Array Processor System Stubs for Graphics Support 6.0
 S-Convert                                         9.0  (start at patch 2 to 4)
 S-Compositor                                      11.1 ok (one new patch number 2)
 S-Utilities Documentation                         3.1
 Metering                                          419.3   (ECO level 1)
 Metering Substrate                                419.3   (ECO level 1)
 Microcode 3630-MIC                                430

  -- Dave