AIX Desktop Applications

AIX used to have a fairly large desktop following (it started out as a desktop operating system after all). However as time has went on, AIX closed source applications, open source applications, compiling information, installation information etc, gets lost as time progresses and fewer people give it attention. This page attempts to correct that by listing closed source applications, all of the free open source applications for download, as well as outlining the dependencies.

 

Dependency Chart

Install First Install Second Install Third Install Fourth
glib glib2 urw-fonts gtk2
gettext gtk+ atk xcursor
freetype fontconfig libIDL cairo
freetype2 libmng xaw3d xrender (libxrender)
expat popt pango xft
libjpeg coreutils
libpng
libtiff
zlib
pixman

When you're installing the packages, you can either do it through SMIT or even through the graphical web manager and point to a CD-ROM or package(s) that you've downloaded. You don't actually have to mount the CD-ROM when you're using the graphical System Manager because it's intelligent enough to look there (you only ever have to 'mount' a CD-ROM in AIX under unique circumstances but generally it's best to ignore).

 

Applications Listing

Audio

Graphics

Games

Documentation

Utilities

Virtualization

Programming

IRC Clients

 

Downloads

Downloads section is still being built--additional applications need to be compiled etc. Then once all of that is done I can publish what's possible. Any paid-for software (like Adobe FrameMaker) I won't be able to.

 

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