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Software Tools

We started work on this database of keywords (memes) in the early summer of 96. It has not been a full-time project.

The tools we used to get to this stage (working prototypes and proof of concept) are:

We have purposely tried to restrict the role of commercial, licensed software in our DEIMOS instrument project, to maximize portability and longevity of our product and to limit long term costs. The only commercial products involved so far have been the Sybase server, Sybase 'bcp' utility, and Sun's FORTRAN compiler (needed for FITS table input).

Most of the development work has been done on a sparc5 running Solaris 2.5; however, all the code should be fully portable to OSF or most other OS.

De Clarke
Mon Sep 9 16:46:16 PDT 1996