Re: Unsupported Linux/Alpha Software

Jim Nance (
Fri, 1 Nov 96 15:44:44 EST

> Jim, I'm aware of Randy Chapman etc... I wonder if we could pool our money
> and buy him a DEC Alpha to con him into doing this port. Everyone send
> Randy Chapman $2 with a note "For an Alpha to port Java to." :)

> I'm interested in doing the port! Really, I just don't think the Linux/Alpha
> community would like it if I did. I feel that I don't have the expertise,
> cleaverness, or general knowledge to get it done before 2010. :(

We don't have to do all that, we have the internet. If you can find
someone with an Alpha who would give Randy an account, I will be more
than happy to send $50 to Linux international earmaked for buying
a copy of Motif for him. Assuming that both Randy and LI are agreeable
to this, you only have to find a few more donors.

Actually lets try for something even better. This is a long shot because
I know how highly Jon Hall regards Java :-) If Digital (or anyone else)
will donate a suitable Alpha to Linux International for the purpose of
giving accounts to people who want to port software, I will contribute $100
tword buying a copy of Motif for it. Yes, I know that next to the
price of an Alpha, $100 is a pitance, but I think having a machine
available for ports would be a wonderful thing, and it cant hurt to ask.


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