XAnim & plugins
I have submitted bug #86376 to the Debian bug-tracking system,
claiming that the xanim plugins no longer work on Alpha. These
plugins are the closed-source, NDA'd, binary-distribution portion of
xanim, that allows it to use fairly modern video codecs.
Anyway, the XAnim author has responded to this bug:
My guess is that the libc used to compile the linux/Alpha DLLs
is incompatible with the libc currently used by linux/Alpha
Most likely they need to be recompiled and to do so I'd need to
get an up-to-date linux/alpha cross compiler(using the current
libc used by most linux/alpha) and that would run on a linux/x86
libc6 system and a volunteer to test the results.
It's unfortunate that every rev of libc and glibc are not
compatible with each other. I hope they stabilize at some
I would build such a cross-compiler for him but have no experience in
the matter and no way of testing it. I am more than willing to test
the results of the recompiled plugins.
So, if someone on this list knows how to build such a cross-compiler
(or even better, has one already), please send a note to
email@example.com describing where it can be obtained.
Once this is done, we can all enjoy watching Quicktime and AVI movies
on our Alphas.
Doug Larrick firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com AIM: DougLarick