[parisc-linux] HP 9000/735 systems....

Grant Grundler grundler@cup.hp.com
Tue, 15 Aug 2000 22:07:16 -0700

Mike Hibler wrote:
> Odds should be quite good.  The HP-UX compatibility code that is in the
> Mach port was sufficient to run the HP Xserver of that era (circa HP-UX 9.x).
> Working on HP-UX compatibility mode would seem like a much better use of
> time than trying to write an Xserver for N different HP video cards.

This sounds like a good plan to follow. Who can do this or who can
"borrow" code from the Mach to make this work?

I'm pretty sure this is the quickest/easiest way to get something
working since I've seen it working already.

> OTOH, if HP is as committed to Linux as they appear to be, then maybe their
> X11 group will just port their server to PA Linux and make it available!

I wouldn't count on it. They might. But generally, supporting parisc-linux
is not the same priority as IA64-linux. And despite pretty deep pockets,
HP does not have infinite resources to do everything.


Grant Grundler
Unix Systems Enablement Lab