Re: Unsupported Linux/Alpha Software

Jim Nance (
Fri, 1 Nov 1996 12:39:42 -0500 (EST)

> It is very unfortunate that the Alpha flavor of Linux does not have the
> same pull with commercial companies as does the Intel flavor...

Yes it is.

> I've come to the conclusion that Linux Alpha (and generally unsupported
> platforms) should insist on getting java ported to it.

Who would you insist to? I agree with you, but the problem is obviously
that there is no one we can demand this of. I don't think the port would
be too hard, given that it has already been ported to Linux/x86. If you
are interested in doing it, take a look around:

and get in touch with Randy Chapman at He is
the person who did the port to Linux/x86.


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