Re: Anyone think they can help out?
On Wed, Oct 14, 1998 at 01:41:16PM -0700, Jim Pick wrote:
> Shaleh <email@example.com> writes:
> > I am going to the ALS. Will be there Thursday night. What is needed?
> It sounds like Corel is going to lend us one for the show.
> In a private email, Oliver Bendzsa <firstname.lastname@example.org> said he
> was shipping 13 machines to the ALS, and Greg Hankins
> <email@example.com> would be picking them up. I am guessing that
> Robert Edmonds <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who is coordinating the Debian
> stuff, will be able to pick up the machine from Greg. I'm sure he
> will be able to set it up rather quickly. Since you are going to be
> there, you might want to rendez-vous with him.
> It would be really nice if we could get X and Mozilla ported by the
> time the show starts. That's a pretty tall order. Here's what needs
> to be done:
> 1) kernel - get a proper package built. This means fixing up
> 2) modutils - there is a new set of modutils from Corel that matches the new
> 3) bash - we're using Corel's libc4/a.out bash so we can boot.
> 4) glibc - we want a glibc build with the latest kernel headers.
> 5) binutils - if we do use the upstream glibc (2.0.97), we also need to use
> 6) libstdc++ - We're currently using one from Corel (ie. not built from
> 7) egcs - I'm not sure if this is needed to build Mozilla. I had
These are all kind of inter-related, right? Well, we could extract
bash from the mess once we get the FPU thing straightened out,
correct? For now, they are all quite related.
> 8) xfree86 - The one we currently are using uses the fbcon device, and does
> not properly reset the display when switching virtual consoles.
> There is some new X server source from Corel.
Hrmm.. I could take a look at this, but I am also trying to get emacs
going. They are both big fat ugly builds:->
> 9) lesstif - Needed for Mozilla.
> 10) mozilla - Raffaele Sena <email@example.com> has built a version that is
> available at: ftp://ftp.netwinder.org/users/r/raff/
> Maybe we can re-use his patches.
It would seem logical of CCC to show this off themselves.. I think
some gnome/gtk stuff might be neat. Maybe I'll have a go at gdselect
(heh..right..with what time?)
David Welton http://www.efn.org/~davidw
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