Ariel, (and anyone else....)
1. Are you going to reactivate the linux-progress list...it was great to
keep track of where things were at last time.
2. I'm not sure what root environment is sitting around in David's stuff,
but in neteng.engr:~dm/alambie there are a bunch of files:
root.tar.gz - Root filesystem contents with prebuilt devs, basic bin
utilities and a shell.
init.tar.gz - An init program and the basics to get multiuser
mount.tar.gz - guess what.....
e2fsprogs-IRIXprebuilt.tar.gz - The e2fsprogs that run under Irix to
build an ext2 filesystem
Don't know whether these are useful to any of the guys or not, but they may
help them bootstrap to something use[able|ful]. These were built with
Ralph's static libc stuff.
3. The original plan for userland that David was working towards was to use
the packages from RedHat and set them up for Alpha (that way we get big
endian and 64bit) and work from that as a base....I'm guessing that's still
the best way. We felt at the time that the RedHat rpms seemed the best
to go with as they have good support for handling multiple architecture's.
4. From memory David had done a heap of work on glibc as well as gcc. I think
he was getting ral close to something that was almost useable...a lot of
the problems seemed to be in the runtime linker for shared lib support.
I'm wondering if any of the work Cygnus are doing will help here??
5. Are we going to keep using CVS as a standard....we will definitely need
some form of source control with so many people working on it!
Alistair Lambie firstname.lastname@example.org
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