A.1 What is the
Toolkit for Conceptual Modeling
8.4 The Function Refinement
A Frequently Asked Questions
A.1 What is the use of this FAQ?
A.2 What is TCM?
A.3 Where can I get TCM?
A.4 How do I install TCM?
A.5 How do I start up TCM?
A.6 Where can I find the user manual of TCM?
A.7 What else can I read about the methods supported in TCM?
A.8 On what systems does TCM currently run?
A.9 What should I do when I do not have Motif?
A.10 Can I obtain the source code of TCM?
A.11 Can TCM be ported to my system?
A.12 Do I have to obtain a license for TCM?
A.13 In what programming language is TCM written?
A.14 Can I receive e-mail notification when TCM is updated?
A.15 Why is Motif used for the GUI?
A.16 Did you use other tools or widget sets to build TCM?
A.17 Will there be a version for Win95, Macintosh etc. in the future?
A.18 How can I configure TCM?
A.19 Can I set X Resources for TCM?
A.20 Why does TCM sometimes show fewer or different colors?
A.21 Why does TCM crash with ``X Error of failed request''?
A.22 Why won't TCM start saying ``lib
.so: can't open file''?
A.23 Why does TCM complain about old versions when I load a diagram?
A.24 How can I print my TCM documents?
A.25 How can I include my TCM document in L
A.26 Is it possible to create process decompositions in TDFD?
A.27 Are there plans for consistency checks across diagrams?
A.28 Is it possible for the user to define its own symbols?
A.29 Do you have any plans to support other methods?
A.30 Do you have plans for code generation?
A.31 Is it possible to drag and drop with TCM?
A.32 What file formats does TCM generate?
A.33 I want to draw an XYZ diagram, which tool should I use?
A.34 Is it possible to make an editor for XYZ diagrams?
A.35 Why did you make TCM while there are already better drawing programs?
A.36 How can I have more influence on the layout?
A.37 How can I connect an edge with an edge?
A.38 Why are there black pixels left in the drawing area?
A.39 Why doesn't the BackSpace key function correctly in Linux?
A.40 Why don't the menu accelerators function in Linux?
A.41 Why does TCM now have a tea pot as logo?
A.42 What has become of the tiny dragons?
A.43 What do these ``Assertion failed:'' messages produced by TCM mean?
A.44 TCM does not behave as I expected. What should I do now?
A.45 TCM crashed. What should I do now?
Frank Dehne,Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam