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Re: Linux on O2?

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: Linux on O2?
From: Harald Koerfgen <>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 13:29:46 +0100 (MET)
Cc:,,, Bruce Leggett <>, brett <>, "William J. Earl" <>
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Reply-to: "Harald Koerfgen" <>
On 19-Feb-00 Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2000 at 03:32:57PM -0800, William J. Earl wrote:
>> Ralf Baechle writes:
>>  > On Thu, Feb 17, 2000 at 05:14:25PM -0800, brett wrote:
>>  > 
>>  > > Im still wainting to hear anything about the indigo i hear alot of talk
>>  > > about the indigo2 but nothing about the original blue boxes
>>  > 
>>  > The problem is that the origin docs are gone by now and SGI can't
>>  > just go and ship the IRIX source to hackers ...
>>       We might be able to help out with some Indigo R4000 information,
>> if someone is seriously interested, since the Indigo R4000 is close to
>> Indigo2 and Indy.  Indigo R3000 is probably hopeless (that development
>> project was something like 12 years ago, after all).  The graphics is
>> a tougher problem, since all but Newport and Starter (Indigo) graphics
>> have geometry engines with relatively complex interfaces.  
>>      Ralf is quite right about the IRIX source.  Since it is based
>> on source licensed from SCO, Sun, and others, we do not have the right
>> to hand it out without cost to others.  
> How about if myself and possibly others who currently are under NDA for SGI
> would support such projects by describing things via email where
> neither docs nor uncontaminated source is available and possibly some
> source where it's (C)-clean and managment aproved.  Could something like
> that be made working?  It's a shame that still nobody so far has had an
> actual chance to start working on an O2 port or something like that.

Well, if someone is willing to ship me an O2 I'll see what I can do :-)


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