Public Domain Software for the SGI Platform

List of Visited FTP Sites Containing
Public Domain Software for the SGI Platform

The following list was compiled by Bill Henderson of Silicon Graphics. The list consists of known archives that contain Public Domain software for SGI machines that is available via ftp. We are reasonably satisfied the software listed below is "make-able" and "run-able" "as is" on SGI machines with very little or no tweaking necessary. The ftp sites include both source and executables of GL and X-based software, as well as some non-graphical software. Have fun, and if you have any feedback (good or bad) on the list or the software you find in the list we would like to hear about it. Please send your comments to Bill Henderson (

This file contains a list of known archives that contain software for the SGI IRIS machines. All of these machines can be reached via anonymous ftp.

If you have any additions or corrections to this list, please send them to

Revised: Fri Jan 10 11:21:36 EST 1997
		VSS (Virtual Sonic Space)
		miscellaneous documentation
		FAQ documents
		freeze, archie, gnuplot, gcc-2.2.1 binaries, tcsh,
		Ghostview/Ghostscript, xview2, xrolo, xvgr, xgraph, xrn,
		rolodex, whois, less, PINE mail system, tcpdump,
		xgopher, xloadimage, xv, groff, lemacs, lowcal, xgetftp,
		tricklet (SNMP package), ImageMagic, sunclock, mpeg_play,
		space, xmgr, bit, tgif, perl
		XVIEW 3.0 binaries, olvwm 3.2
		3D object files
		Inventor Interchange 3D objects, Inventor format docs
		Graphical tree demo
		octave - matlab like interactive matrix programming
		Interactive Data Language (IDL)
		hppjt (HP PaintJet driver), CurEdit (GL cursor creator)
		chaos (dynamic sys exploration)
		Connect4 game source
		elm, emacs, groff, gzip
		elm, gcc, gmake, groff, gzip, libg++, wu-ftpd
		clm (music synthsis), cmn (music notation),
		cm (music composition)
		Tripwire 1.2 (security scanner)
		sr - Source for SR (language for writing concurrent programs),
		vs - extended verification suite
		cxterm-11.4.2.tar.Z (Chinese XTerm), Chinese Fonts and utils
		MINT (multiprocessor simulation package - MIPS interpreter)
		zsh 2.3.1
		TFM (replacement for SGI FONT manager)
		GNU binaries for 5.3
		cynth (interface to Csound)
		directories with many useful X programs
		l3v150 (level-3 MPEG audio encoder/decoder)
		icop (make computer-generated colors legal in the NTSC
		(or PAL) color systems), gvl (volume renderer, movie viewer),
		movie-tools, wavefront tools and fonts, xmabekas (Motif
		interface to the Abekas A60), vlan (vlan controller),
		xmctek (control panel for the Chromatek 9120),
		xl (control panel for the Kodak XL7700 printer),
		cvp (Kodak SV6510 Color Video Printer driver),
		puff (X software for the partially sighted),
		desi (Image design software used for creating/organizing
		text, images, and colormaps.)
		xmedit (mouse-based editor), xmcolors (color database viewer)
		boxview, fonts, patch, GNU emacs header files, qtest, sgilock,
		tn3270, twilight, many more
		tgdb_wish (graphical UI to gdb)
		Osh (Operator Shell)
		abuse (cool game)
		master (UNIX sys conf tool)
		MixViews 1.06 (graphic-interface soundfile editor/analyzer)
		MixViews 1.06 source
		bombs (game), xpsv
		Image converters
		Forms lib, rgbcolor, scicalc
		klondike (game), midi software, pixtools, webster
		ocean (background program)
		xfishtank, night, twilight
		SpaceCadet, battalion, hacknoid, linkatron, lumbus, puck, abuse
		clrview, gimp, gnuplot, netpbm, wadtoivbin, xanim
		ftp, irc, mail, netman, news, web
		libs, perl5, tcl
		midia, touchtone, tracker
		driveupdate, editors, pcnfsd
		clrpaint 4.0
		clrview 5.0
		clrview WWW access prototype
		graphics inventory
		glv 1.0 (GL viewer)
		ipzoom binary and source
		ipzoomsv binary and source
		JPEG libs for 5.2 and 4.X
		PhotoCD software
		programs to support WWW
		tracker-4.13 (mod player)
		rcsgdiff, tcpdump-2.2.1.patch, top, amd (automounter daemon),
		batch, SATAN, ntp, troff2html
		trace (traces system calls)
		xmove (dynamically move an X application between servers)
		etherman, interman, packetman, geotraceman (networking tools)
		hershey-sgi (fonts required for the ether tools)
		glxaux (Tcl bindings for Graphics GL programmers)
		ASHE - HTML editor
		easybase (simple database), igif, memstat, night,
		spectra (apanel replacement), tcpdump, tuner (used w/ radio),
		xntp, turbocal, xview3, flexfax
		forms (latest version always), gobang (game), itool, matedit,
		moving (demo), scicalc, sphere (demo), rgbcolor (color selector)
		DAP (Digital Audio Processor), xsox
		SATAN executable
		fep (front end processor from comp.sources.unix)
		MPEG audio player
	/pub/graphics (license info for The Minimal Reality Toolkit)
		ispell 3.1
		Networked Mandelbrot generator
		midi file player
		General Image Manipulation Program
		dl (dynamic loader), xv, trace
		Audio Formats doc, radio, tuner, sox
		python 0.9.9 (GL interpreter)
		README.mirrors (US locations of TeX source/binaries)
		TeX source/binaries
		Maelstrom Game
		Motif Tools library
		MBONE Tools: sd, vat, vic, wb
		Cspect (signal analysis pkg), Record (multitrack direct-to-disc
		recorder), EarLab (psychoacoustics package)
		SGI Explorer modules
		SciLab - matlab like matrix language
		Periodic Table
		Explorer User Guide
		bz (battlezone)
		bit V1.0
		grok (simple database manager)
		plan-1.3.2.tar.gz (X planner)
		Tela (the TEnsor LAnguage - a numerical computing environ)
		bz, etherview, fsn, klondike, ksh, memstat, space
		forms, matedit, scicalc
		blas, libfft
		irisplot, easybase, geomview, ocean, tocolps, trace, weave,
		wacom (tablet driver)
		geomview (3D Geometry tool)
		mpeg_play source
		mpeg_play binary for SGI
		mov2mpeg (4.0.5 SGI movie file to MPEG converter)
		MET++ (Object-oriented Multimedia Appl Framework)
		chaos (MIDI sequencer), lowcal, rsynth, stalk (network white
		board), klondike
		VMD (Visualization of Biomolecular Systems
		MOLMOL (Molecular graphics)
		Network Audio System
		much PD X and GL utils
		NCSA Polyview 3.0
		NCSA alvis 1.0b - modeling 3D scattered point set
		NCSA HDF UCD - HDF lib for unstructured grid
		NCSA minmaxer.v1.04 - optimal triangualtions
		xmosaic (networked info browser)
		httpd binary for SGI
		SOCKS (sockets through a firewall)
		mc-2.1 (Midnight Commander - Unix file manager)
		lowcal, bombs, gothclock, isovis, xpsv
		klondike, midi, pixtools

		Digital Video Recorder
		Digital Video Workbench
		libaux, libtk, samples		
		OpenGL analysis, widgets
		SGI image specs
		from*, to*, cpprint, enhance, gifpaste, imp, jpaste, psrender
		Jurassic Park posters
		dynadraw, fromsun, tosun, smoke, weave, wacom driver
		tiff source
		zip editor
		GL lander, irisplot, nfswatch, pixtools, plotc, scicalc,
		lock_sgi, tocolps
	/pub/systems/sgi/ mirror
		tons of IRIX 4.0 programs
		tons of IRIX 5.2 programs
		Scientific visualization and animation package
		imp, enhance, from*, to*, psrender
		object-oriented API on top of X
		2-D Euclidean geometry demo
		Image browser
		Jurassic Park poster
		InterViews 3.0 release 
		dynadraw, fromsun, tosun, smoke, wacom driver, weave
		TIFF image tools and routines
		ZIP! (text editor)
		mv2mpeg (SGI movie to MPEG converter), pcnfsd binary and
		source, speech, Xspread
		Periodic Table of SGI
		Goodies and bug fixes
		bug fixes for 4.0
		bug fixes for 5.0
		Dogfight demo for IRIS 3000's
		math-scientific parallel libraries
		network graphics game
		CD catalog for CDman
		DAT goodies
		facsimile service
		3D File System Navigator
		X-based PostScript previewer
		interactive manual browser
		gifts for the IRIS Inventor
		R4000 BLAS library
		Fast Fourier Transformation
		modem configuration files
		MultiTrack (mod player)
		fast client-server adaption of the find(1)
		astronomical 3-D GL demo
		SGI MOTIF styleguide
		turn newsreader
		simple calendar program
		patches to enhance the VideoFramer ucode
		malloc-debug, whois, pax (POSIX tape archiver), tocolps, timed
		xdbx inst-able binaries
		source code from Pipeline
		Release Notes from 4.0.5
		pcnfsd source
		rpc.rstatd source
		Monsanto NQS, Sheffield NQS (public domain batch system)
		sps (ps replacement)
		strace (system call tracer)
		gcc, gmake, libg++
		elm, pop3d
		TeX source/binaries
		sioux (a secure web server)
		fly (3D flight demo)
		UC (Unix Cockpit file manager)
		gcc binaries
		jpeg source
		vort (Ray tracer), vogle (3D device independent graphics lib),
		vopl (2D plotting library), vogl (GL subset library),
		hershey (Hershey font library)
		CRISP editor
		UC (Unix Cockpit file manager)
		doom for SGI
		Official site for ImageMagick with binaries for 5.3 and 6.2
		xmcd 1.2 (Motif CD player), xmcd-cddb (xmcd database)
		Network Audio System 1.2
		Xevil (game), doom for SGI
		XClamation (a Publishing App), XQuad (a spreadsheet)
		spect (real-time audio spectrogram), audio_goodies.txt
		turn newsreader
		modula-3 compiler, obliq-3D (GL or PEX 3D animation system)
		vort (Ray tracer), vogle (3D device independent graphics lib),
		vopl (2D plotting lib), vogl (SGI GL subset library),
		hershey	(Hershey font lib), glx (replacement functions for
		GL written for X windows)
		nfswatch 4.0
		FL (GUI toolkit written in C++)
		Neural Network Simulation System
		enhanced lpr
		VIS-5D weather visualization
		VISAD (Visualization for Algorithm Development)
		svlibdemo.tar.Z (Scientific Visualization)
		rn, tcpdump, archie, nfswatch, nntp, traffic, whois, freeze,
		patch, xntp, g++, xv, gcc, zoo, libg++, popper, perl, xv
		Flipiconic, EndianLib, GyroPaste, TableTop, Symboltin,
		StickeyWindows, qterm, DirectoryMailer, DiskAdmin, RotationLib
		GMT (Generic mapping tool)
		Common Music binaries
		bit V1.0
		XForms (GUI toolkit)
		DAP (Digital Audio Processor), xsox
		Java compiler
		SPHINX 3.5 (image processing and analysis package-test version)
		jove (4.14), zip, unzip
		SpeakFreely, ipmcast, mbone, midia, xnetview
		Cscope, forms, gcc, g++, perl, tcl, tk, xforms
		FreeWare CD
		gimp, image_magick, netpbm+, xfig, xpaint
		jpeg, png, tiff, xpm
		LLNLtools, fortune, hp48, ircII, samba, xmgr, ytalk
		pkzip, popclient
		pgp, skey, ssh
		ghostsoft, groff, turn
		vnterm3.3.bin.tar.Z (Vietnamese terminal, fonts, utilitles)
		MR Toolkit (virtual reality) licensing info
		glip 0.8 (GL interpreter)
		pxtools (image conv. tools)
		bit (full color image editor)
		BLAST program source (protein or DNA sequence query tool)
		Oberon (programming language)
		Elk (GL interpreter)
		ceres (frequency-domain sound editor), macsound2sgi,
		sound utilities, mix (audio mixer)
		a2ps, bison, ctwm, elm, ghostscript, ghostview, gunzip,
		httpd, lha, ncftp, nenscript, psgml, screen, sox, tetris,
		xgetftp, xtetris, xviewgl, zmodem, zsh and much more
		nv-3.3 (Network Video for Irix5)
		LLNL XFTP (graphical ftp)
		analysis and edit program for MPEG-1 video files
		u++ (Micro C++ 4.5)
		elm-im-support, elm-ws-support, man80, news, purge, tn3270,
		FAQ for SGI
		FAQ for SGI
		FAQ for SGI
		blix (game from IndiZone CD) with latest bugfixes
		mpeg_play 2.0 (MPEG player), mpeg_encode 1.0 (MPEG encoder)
		cap 6.0, MH 6.7.2, xmh, tn3270, arena++, fft, mpeg, x3270, xv
		SGI EXPO tutorials
		nn-nntpd, xntp, emacs19.30, gzip, perl5
		Xmosaic binaries
		white paper on Texture Mapping
		Iris-On-Line archive
		aub (assemble USENET binaries)
		Developers program survey
		opengl.tar (code examples)
		isfast (performance database), libtk (minimal example toolkit),
		libaux (more minimal toolkit to be used for teaching),
		samples (Example programs), toogl (A program to help translate
		some irisgl calls into their equivalent Opengl calls),
		xglinfo (A program for printing attributes of x visuals)
		analysis (Pex to Opengl comparison), gl (man pages for OpenGL),
		glu (man pages for the GLU), glx (man pages for GLX)
		GL Utilities Toolkit
		Sample source code
		Performer docs including SIGGRAPH '94 paper
		Info, Q&A, etc
		Raw archives (monthly) from mailing list
		Goodies from SGI's RealityCentre in the UK
		Pipeline, Release Notes
		Unix Realtime Audio
		DIVE (Distributed Interactive Virtual Environment system)
		licensing info
		rgbv (RGB file viewer)
		raster3d (Molecular graphics)
		TeX source/binaries
		shorten (lossless compression for audio files)
		rsynth (speech synthesis)
		cmenu, emacs, epoch (emacs with X extensions)
		SGI explorer modules (mirror of
		from*, to*, cpprint, imtools
		fbm, pbmplus, pixtools, tiff, urt
		gifpaste, gifview, igif, tiffgt, xv
		gadget, GRAFIC, libblas, PLOT10, psgl, vogl, vogle,
		vopl, xview, xmt-2.0 (needed for ESP Print)
		XV11R4 distribution
		FORMS software and doc
		Source code from Graphics Gems
		pcnfsd for 5.X
		ESP Print (printer software for Impressario(tm) 2.1.1)
		awf, des, forchek, genmake, ghostscript, hpgl2ps, mh,
		plotxy, pstoepsi, rayshade, sc, vort, spectra
		CteditMenu, GL_lander, Irisplot, PeriodicTable, bacpaste, draw,
		fax, gman, imp, isolev, itool, matedit, plot3d,
		rgbcolor, sgilock, spaceball
		3DPlot, Contour, NetMandel, xfig, xmahjongg, xterm_color,
		xtetris, grok (simple database manager), plan (schedule
		liblug (Graphics Utils Lib), tovcr (writes images to vcr)
		Mpeg audio software
		SPM (System for Password Management)
		sysinfo - system information
		suit (Simple User Interface Toolkit)
		Face It (face recognition sw)
		lsof (LiSt Open Files)
		archived IRIS-On-Line newsletter
		comp.sys.sgi.* FAQs
		3rd party data, product info, misc SGI hardware info
		3rd party lists, anonymous ftp list, user groups
		an lp interface to CAP 6.0
		sample crontab entries
		core file report generator
		example code for programmed micro-second timing
		tips on making bootable tapes
		FAQ for the SGI version of the popular game Doom
		read EFS CDs on non-SGI systems
		keyboard patches/maps for emacs on SGI systems
		versions of type1 fonts in Showcase
		notes for sharing COMMON blocks
		shell script for creating anonymous ftp account
		file type rules for the Indgio Magic interface
		groff build hints (obsolete?)
		notes for 'special' IRIX installs, swap space, etc.
		PS doc: using the Image Library
		HP LaserJet printer driver
		lp-lpr reports & wrappers
		security patches for IRIX 'lpr'
		printing to Mac printers
		mail errors summary, zmailer v. mediamail comparison
		MH configuration & build help
		NEdit 2.0 patches for IRIX 5.2
		IRIX 5.2 patch for NFS bug
		NURBS tutorial src
		pcnfsd binary & src for IRIX 5.X
		missing prototypes
		security patches for 'sgihelp'
		SLIP and PPP setup instructions
		notes for compiling tcsh-6.05 under IRIX
		touchtone dialing software
		'trace' for IRIX (obsolete?)
		MOD player for SGIs
		fixes for dangling /etc/utmp entries
		VLAN software ommitted from VideoLab 1.1 & 1.2 media
		xdbx patch for SGIs
		notes on compiling Xview under IRIX 5.2
		security patch for 4.0.5 xterm
		sendmail replacement w/fixes
		zsh binary for IRIX4
		mplan (plant layout design and walkthrough package)
		AnimatedTexture - texture map animations in Open Inventor
		Speak Freely, mbose, midia
		forms, gcc, libg++, perl, tcl tk, xforms
		gimp, ImageMagick, netpbm+, xfig, xpaint
		jpeg6, tiff, xpm
		asWedit, groff, turn
		LLNL tools, fortune, xmgr
		pgp, ssh
		cfortran (C/FORTRAN interface)

World Wide Web Sites: Buying an SGI system FAQ NEX - real-time audio input & output Connect4 game access X Journal Home Page Freeware CD Swirly screen saver Man Page Database Audio applications Post of well known apps to IRIX blix game i3d - High-Speed 3D Web browser (uses MCO) two fractal movies Violent game Face recognition software Cosmo Player VRML 2.0 FAQs Silicon Graphics User Groups SGI Meta Page SGI FAQs CLR software Cow House Productions. VRML Models, Inventor to Rayshade file translator. I3D - 3D Scene Viewer SR Programming Language Homepage PDP++ Neural Network Simulation System Visualization Toolkit (VTK) ASHE - HTML editor GIMP: the General Image Manipulation Program ESP Print software Run enhance (RGB file enhancer) interactively SGI Meta Page in French Maelstrom Web Page SGI Meta Page in English AnimatedTexture2 - texture map animations onto objects in Open Inventor Maelstrom Web page Microvision software info Xishido board game Geomview home page Detailed FLEXlm(tm) information "Hints, How-To's, and Patches" Interactive Effects Inc. 3D Paint Animation Midi Sequencer, Klondike card game, lowcal and other cool stuff FreeWalk - 3D community Across Lite - Crossword puzzle program - NY Times uses this. LLNL Xftp Personal site with lots of software including the freeware CD using OpenGL with Microsoft Windows NT version 3.5 Visualization packages Center for Visual Creation, a SGI Training Center Princeton Sound Kitchen - lots of sound apps IRIS Explorer Center Announce - announces incoming mail Mix (multitrack audio) home page Xanim home page National Pixel Products RealAudio player for IRIX RealAudio encoder for IRIX Guide to Computer Vendors TGS's OpenGL and Open Inventor cross-platform development tools VRML related tools Silicon Surf Paul Haeberli's graphics notes Setting up a POP server and PPP Generic NQS info pixcon - 3D rendering and animation package Vis5D home page Silicon Studio Razor - Integrated release management, problem tracking. Qt - framework for developing GUI apps SciTeXt - wordprocessor for UN|X Systems 3rd party hardware suppliers Quake Utils for SGI Quake SGI Software Gallery automatic C++ to Scheme interface generator Doom wadfile to Open Inventor converter Doom wadfile interactive viewer Scheme interface to Open Inventor classes ImageMagick homepage
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