* $ from firstname.lastname@example.org at "16-Jun:10:01pm" | sed "1,$s/^/* /"
* From: email@example.com (Ariel Faigon)
* Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 18:06:41 -0700 (PDT)
* I cannot promise anything since there may be some oversubscription
* to the service :-)
* I think the fairest way would be to publish all these requests on
* this forum and have the people who care (us) vote on who should get
* them. I certainly don't want to be the fascist person who decides
* who gets what.
* Before this gets out of control, I just want to express one sentiment
* of high caution.
* Although it may seem desirable to contribute most of the donation
* hardware to kernel level hackers, this can be a mistake in the making.
* At this stage in the game it is just as important to get userland/libc
* developers machines.
* Therefore I suggest that at least one person who knows GNU libc,
* binutils, _and_ gcc internals backwards and forwards be on the top of
* the donation list.
We need an X server if we are ever going to get it usable by real users---or is
everyone assuming its for headles machines only. I would put an X server above
most applications in terms of priority (just below native gcc/libc).
Perhaps one ought to go to Xfree86/someone who knows our hardware (not to start
this thread all over again).
This should be very tighly focused, since an X server is a lot of work and we
need a lot of them, one per board (okay in version one we could only support
1280x1024x8, but that seems a waste of all our spiffy hardware).
I used to have a contact in Xfree86, but I haven't heard from him for a while.
If someone takes the server, I'll try and get the clients libraries done
(assuming that I can get remote access to a box).
A Guest Signature from Laurent Duperval <Laurent at Grafnetix.com>
I don't understand why people break up and then get back together.
It's like going to the fridge, taking a carton of milk that has
gone bad, then saying: "I'll put it back and see if it's better