[M3commit] CVS Update: cm3

Jay K jay.krell at cornell.edu
Sat Apr 17 16:14:17 CEST 2010


You may be joking, but I'm sort of serious:


I have three Alphas. I only tried to boot one so far, and it didn't seem to work.

I would like to add ALPHA_LINUX, ALPHA_NETBSD, ALPHA_OPENBSD, ALPHA_FREEBSD (6.x; they dropped support in 7.0x), ALPHA_VMS, and resurrect ALPHA_OSF. If it was new port I'd tend to call it ALPHA_TRU64, but I think OSF is close enough to the present reality and in the current target fashion, to keep it.

I don't see ALPHA_NT as viable though, unless we get a C-generating backend. It'd have to be NT 4.0 and it'd be 32bit.

I think I have install media for all of these, though licensing is not always clear.

I have Windows 2000 Alpha beta, but I don't believe it was released so probably not good to use. There was a 64bit Alpha NT platform also but never released.




The cost of bringing up new platforms, given certain common but not universal prerequisites is significantly decreased vs. what it used to be, and I intend to bring it a bit further down still.

The main work at this point is to get the machine and install the OS and get a working C compilation environment.



However given the slow rate of progress lately, I'm not sure we'll get Alpha anything.


I have a large backlog of platforms to support and many of them I've already gotten the hardware and OS and C compiler working on.



I've had far more progress on many other lesser platforms that we aren't releasing.

Getting the machines up and working and building C.

 IA64_LINUX, MIPS_IRIX (32/64), PPC_AIX (32/64), HPPA_LINUX (32?), HPPA_HPUX (32/64)



so those should probably come before Alpha.



Not to mention better I386+AMD64+NETBSD+OPENBSD+SOLARIS, and maybe PPC.

I've been using VMs somewhat.



Alpha is interesting though.



 - Jay

> From: hosking at cs.purdue.edu
> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 09:17:13 -0400
> To: jkrell at elego.de
> CC: m3commit at elegosoft.com
> Subject: Re: [M3commit] CVS Update: cm3
> I actually still have an ALPHA_OSF box that I sometimes think of resurrecting. Is it really dead? ;-)
> On 17 Apr 2010, at 13:16, Jay Krell wrote:
> > CVSROOT: /usr/cvs
> > Changes by: jkrell at birch. 10/04/17 13:16:31
> > 
> > Removed files:
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/: ChangeLog 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/AIX386/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/ALPHA_OSF/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/AP3000/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/ARM/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/DS3100/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/FreeBSD/: COPYRIGHT Csetjmp.i3 
> > m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/FreeBSD2/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/FreeBSD3/: COPYRIGHT Csetjmp.i3 
> > m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/HP300/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/HPPA/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/IBMR2/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/IBMRT/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/IRIX5/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/LINUX/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/LINUXELF/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/NEXT/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/OKI/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile setjmp.s 
> > signal.o 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/OS2/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/SEQUENT/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/SPARC/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/SUN3/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/SUN386/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > cm3/m3-libs/m3core/src/C/VAX/: Csetjmp.i3 m3makefile 
> > 
> > Log message:
> > delete lots of dead/dormant platforms, even some that *might* come back
> > It is easy enough to bring them back.
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