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Re: Anyone think they can help out?

On Wed, Oct 14, 1998 at 01:41:16PM -0700, Jim Pick wrote:
> Shaleh <shaleh@livenet.net> 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 <oliverb@corelcomputer.com> said he
> was shipping 13 machines to the ALS, and Greg Hankins
> <gregh@cc.gatech.edu> would be picking them up.  I am guessing that
> Robert Edmonds <edmonds@freewwweb.com>, 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 <raff@aromatic.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 

	Debian GNU/Linux - www.debian.org

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