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Re: Magnum 4000PC

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Subject: Re: Magnum 4000PC
From: Richard Ingram <rji@bristol.st.com>
Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 16:01:30 +0100
In-reply-to: ralf@uni-koblenz.de "Re: Magnum 4000PC" (May 5, 3:56pm)
References: <01BD75F2.2AE2BD40@1Cust243.tnt12.atl2.da.uu.net> <hubbardj@earthlink.net> <9805051413.ZM837@bristol.st.com> <19980505155638.52913@uni-koblenz.de>
> The WIN32 stuff in binutils isn't easy to make work on MIPS.  Let alone
> something gcc.  So that's going to be real fun if somebody really want to
> support the dark side's stuff.

I see no reason to even try this - except for the technical challenge of
course.

> SC CPUs still aren't supported but the basic framework to fix the SC problems
> is now in the kernel.  And without benchmarking I dare to say it's faster
than
> RISC/os.  Most important, several satisfied customers ...

Thats good news, and I hope to be one of these customers soon.... after getting
my Sun3 setup with the latest NetBSD.

> Won't be hard to support (E)ISA gfx cards as replacement, btw.

Now that is interesting, I recall a discussion about this a while back either
here or on comp.sys.mips. So how would it work - can't remember what the
outcome was. I have no technical docs on the 4000 series Magnums - though have
the origional tech docs for the R3000 Magnums (which I also have one of).

Richard.



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