From: John Cosimano (
Date: Thu Mar 06 1997 - 12:37:10 CST

My original post:

>Fellow Sunners-
>One of our programmers is interested in obtaining a (the?) FIGS graphics
library(ies). The way she talked, I'm pretty sure it is a commercial
product. She is interested in the development libraries as well as client
access licenses.
>Anyway, I am tasked with getting pricing on it. I'm not sure where to get
it. I was sure I had seen an ad for it in Sys Admin Magazine before, but
can't find it now. I'm looking for a source for the product and mebbe a
brief description of what it is so I can talk intelligently about it.
>If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it. As usual, I will post a
summary to the list.

The first thing that was pointed out to me was that I had the incorrect
spelling. Jeff Anderson <> was the first to
point this out to me. Thanks, Jeff.

PHIGS is an acronym for Programmer's Hierarchical Interactive Graphics
System. Thanks goes out to Ian MacPhedran <Ian_MacPhedran@engr.USask.Ca>
for being the first to point that out to me. There were many others - too
numerous to mention - that passed along the same or similar information.
Thanks a lot for the help - I really appreciate it.

Most folks indicated that I could get this from Sun and the part number is
PHI-P according to <Ray Trzaska> Many also indicated
that there are other freeware versions available. However, my programmer
indicated a definite interest in the Sun product, so that's what I'll work on.

I have since contact three people at Sun, but they don't seem too
interested in selling me the product, since they don't call back. But that
is another topic altogether.

Thanks once again to everyone who responded to me and helped me out. I
appreciate it.


John Cosimano Unix System Admin The CNA Corporation Alexandria, VA USA

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