DPS/Compare® Versions 4 & 5 FAQ
Does Compare support Interleaf QuickSilver?
Yes. You need version 5.1.0 or higher.
How do I get the hostids so that I can get passwords
for the Node locked license of Compare?
The easiest method for determining the hostid required is to try to
compare two documents on the system you want to license. The error message
generated will contain the hostid Compare is looking for.
How do I find out the version of Compare I'm running?
From the Interleaf/Quicksilver desktop with (nothing selected) run the following:
What is the difference between Node Locked licensing
and Floating licensing?
Node Locked licensing means that workstations (or terminals) are identified
and their host ids recorded. These are named users and are the only
users that can access the Compare server license. For example, you have
a network of 10 workstations. Node Locked licensing would allow you
to choose a finite number of workstations (example: 4) and only those
workstations would be eligible to run Compare. If a person wants to
use Compare, they must go to one of four workstations that are licensed.
Floating licensing means that any concurrent user that can access the
server can use the Compare license. Let's take the same example (a network
of 10 workstations). Floating licensing means that any 4 workstations
can run Compare simultaneously. The workstations running Compare are
typically different workstations at any point in time, but never exceed
the total number of users purchased.
When I try to run Compare on a set of documents
I get an error message referencing the inability to open or find libXm.so.*
files . . .
When using Interleaf V6.x or Interleaf V7.x and Compare V4.x or Compare
V5.x, you need to use the Motif libraries that come with the operating
system. If they are not installed, you will need to install them. You
will then want to edit the .bin file in the Apps Compare Bin cabinet
and update the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.
Also read the section in the Release Notes entitled Resolving dynamic
What are the first things I should do if Compare
generates Lisp error messages or causes Interleaf
Open the documents you are trying to compare. Save each one as ASCII
(Save As ...). Then reopen the documents and resave in Fast (default)
If you are comparing books where the headers and footers are imported
from catalogs, disable the comparison of headers and footers in the
Compare configuration icon.
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