Thank you, Henry!
I was able to download the SVG and render it (mostly) legible for the
map packet for the event tomorrow.
Any chance you could do the same for this file? It looks smaller, but
it's a couple weeks newer so it's possible it's somehow better.
On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 at 13:34, Henry Bent
On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 at 13:26, Seth Morabito <web(a)loomcom.com
On Tue, Jul 9, 2019, at 10:13 AM, Henry Bent wrote:
On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 at 12:28, Mary Ann Horton
<mah(a)mhorton.net <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
> Does anyone have anything put together that
can easily do
and produce the graphical map it contains?
I got as far as compiling leroy on 4.1C BSD and feeding the
I'm impressed that you were able to find leroy! I just did
about fifteen minutes of searching online and was unable to
find it. If you wouldn't mind, could you share it with us? I'd
enjoy playing with it.
It's on the 1981 Usenix tape, in the ucol directory:
It looks like leroy produces output for an "extended" form of
plot; from the docs:
The plot stream leroy emits is intended for, and must
be directed to, an extended UNIX plot filter. These filters
recognize a number of commands not included in the vanilla
seventh edition filters, mostly dealing with the Hershey
fonts. The extended plot filters are upward compatible with
their predecessors and have been implemented in a fashion
which makes tailoring new devices filters very straightfor-
ward. The source code is available on request. Filters
currently exist for the Tektronix 4014, the Versatec, the
HP7221A, and the Qume.
I realized that UCol was using a PDP-11, not a VAX, so I switched to
running things under Ultrix 3.1. Using the extended plot libraries
that UCol provided on the usenix tape, I was able to get Tektronix
4014 output which I was able to run through a modern tek2plot. Here
are links to the raw plot file and an SVG, which I think is most
useful for this sort of display.