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Current version for Windows (9.11)

Current version for linux (9.10)

  • Unix sources to compile and install (using ./configure, make, make install)
  • The same but already precomplied ready to install on a linux i586 machine with a /usr/local partition (using make install or if failed, ./configure, make, make install)
  • Unix rpm (bin for i586) ready to install and sources

Last version ready to install (9.7)

Previous version (8.34)

Windows version

XNBC runs on most Unix systems

  • Linux with LessTif and gtk (rpm binary files available)
  • DECOSF 1/Digital Unix /True 64
  • Ultrix
  • AIX
  • SunOS
  • HPux

XNBC runs on Windows

  • Windows 9x/2k/XP
  • The installer WinXNBC9_7_setup_V3 install the necessary DLLs, and thus avoids to install Cygwin
  • To run on Windows, XNBC9 necessitates a X11 server. A free X11 server (Xming) is now included in the distribution and is run each time WinXNBC9 is started. It no longer necessary to install Cygwin or any other X11 server. Nevertheless, if a X11 server is already running on your PC, you can configure WinXNBC to use it instead of the native one.


XNBC relies on several libraries that must be installed before the XNBC building process (their presence is checked by the configure script, but if they are installed before, this avoids several trials...). These libraries are :

  • libc
  • libm
  • libX11
  • libXt
  • libXm
  • libXpm
  • libXext
  • libICE
  • libSM

Consequently, the following packages, generally not installed by the default installation (under Linux), must be installed previously (the package name differs according to the Linux distribution):

  • XFree86-devel
  • lesstif-devel
  • libxpm4-devel
  • Xfree86-libs
  • libxpm4
  • lesstif

It needs a C compiler and the Motif (or Lesstif) library to be compiled (standard on most systems).

For people installing this package from the rpm file, first, be sure that the previously listed libraries are installed.

If not, install the following packages :

  • Xfree86-libs
  • libxpm4
  • lesstif

Please, read the README file before installing, it gives the necessary libraries or other packages XNBC depends on.

The installation is simply done using the classical ./configure make make install to install the package and made it available for anybody (you must be root), and then configure_xnbc.

Download the full user manual in pdf (the html version is in the sources file). This is the V8.3x manual. The V9 manual is not yet available. Nevertheless, most of the tools are the same in V9 and V8 (except some interface look and feel).
The full manual is comprised in the source distribution. This is only for those wanting to have the manual alone.

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Authors : J-F Vibert and F Alvarez. Last update : 19-Oct-2005