two co-existing projects

Mike McDonald
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 16:45:40 -0700

>To: Mike McDonald <mikemac>
>Subject: Re: two co-existing projects 
>Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 19:16:57 -0400
>From: Richard Coleman <>

>>   I believe that using Linux as a basis is a starting point, not the
>> end. You start with linux so that you can make rapid progress in the
>> beginning, so that you can show the PC LispM to people to get suuport.
>> Eventually, you replace all of Linux with lisp based components. And
>> since you're going to have to implement some form of all of that unix
>> crap, just as well start with someone else's work.

>But since you will need to pull Linux apart and strip out stuff,
>it makes since to use the Flux toolkit instead.  Since that is exactly
>what they have done.
>Richard Coleman

  I wouldn't start with Flux on day one. Too many pieces have to be
completed before you begin to see anything. Transitioning to Flux
after have the basic environment operating might make sense. I'd also
prefer to have some experience with the needs of a LispOS before I
started implementing one. I think Linux would be a quicker path to
getting this experience.

  Mike McDonald