On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 07:17:02PM -0400, James Simmons wrote:
> > I would also like to ask, if SGI is likely to make the hardware specs OSS
> > (for cobalt etc.), so that those with the skill (this is not my forte, but
> > I will try...), can stabilise this otherwise competent port.
> Nope. SGI no longer supports Visual Workstations with linux. I don't even
> know if they support Visual Workstatiosn period. It would be nice if they
> did release the specs anyways :-)
SGI never did support the Visual Workstation 540 and 320 in Linux.
There did exist some code, but it was never a formal SGI product.
On Wed, Aug 09, 2000 at 07:28:07PM -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> Anyone from SGI care to comment on why SGI has not released the
> specs to reasonable attention, since they are unable to help port?
I don't speak for SGI, but in the past I think they said that the
specs basically do not exist in a releasable form. Basically, the
hardware developers and software developers worked in the same hallway
and the development was of the form "hey Joe, how do I program the
zapbot to do foobaz?"
OK, maybe that's not quite accurate, but the result is that there are
no plans to release specs.
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