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>> From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Aug 18 14:>12:35 1992
>> Date: Tue, 18 Aug 92 13:52:53 PDT
>> From: Eng.Sun.COM!Urs.Hoelzle@netcomsv.netcom.com (Urs Hoelzle)
>> To: dirkst@POOL.informatik.rwth-aachen.de
>> Cc: email@example.com
>> Content-Length: 1911
>> My question: Is anyone porting Self to some other platform, maybe even
>> to the 386? I have Linux running on a 486/33 w/ 16 Meg RAM and 500 Meg
>> HD, which should be a workable system for Self; I have gcc-2.2.2 and
>> libg++-2.2, so it should be possible to compile the virtual machine
>> (judging from the README's).
> (then Urs Hoelzle responded...)
> To cite from a previous mail: We're certainly aware of that problem,
> and there is no intention of restricting it to the Sparc architecture.
> However, we currently do not have the manpower to port Self to other
It is my understanding that the Self UI group is planning on building the next
generation UI on XGL, which would make it inherently non-portable.
PEXlib, OpenGL, and PHIGS, however, are portable, to varying degrees.
PEXlib, for example is portable to all X platforms and is reported to give
85% of the performance of XGL, which sounds like a minor thing to give up
for portability. OpenGL is not only portable to other X platforms, but is
being licensed by Microsoft for NT/Windows, so that a port to other non-UNIX
platforms would be feasible.
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