Thu, 10 Sep 1998 15:40:56 -0700 (PDT)
>From email@example.com Thu Sep 10 15:19:45 1998
>Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 18:20:01 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Mark Dulcey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
> email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: Re: Scheme compilers
>On Thu, 10 Sep 1998 email@example.com wrote:
>Speaking of things for the remnants of Symbolics to do: they should
>consider putting OpenGenera (the port to the Alpha) back on the market at
>a more reasonable price (perhaps one with three digits rather than five).
>Not the same thing as a free OS, but it would still be something good to
>have in the world.
I think the whole future of the OpenGenera product is in trouble
with DEC going out of business. I think supplies of Alphas running OSF
are going to become quite scarce. I doubt there'd be many new
customers signing up for that combo, except maybe a few existing ones
who are moving up from XLs or 36XXs.
There doesn't seem to be any attractive alternatives
either. SGI/MIPS is essentially history. Same for PARISCs. Maybe a
port to Sun Ultras is the way to go? (I wouldn't mind a Pentium port,
even if it ended up running slower than the Alpha version.)