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by porter
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Warp 4 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Warp 4 questions

The last one sounds like either a path problem, or the thinkpad config utility is not for Warp 4.
by porter
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: CPU Core Counts: AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Solaris, BSD, etc.
Replies: 60
Views: 4960

Re: CPU Core Counts: AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Solaris, BSD, etc.

Put it this way, you now know how many CPU/cores/threads you have, what are you actually going to do with that information?
by porter
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: CPU Core Counts: AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Solaris, BSD, etc.
Replies: 60
Views: 4960

Re: CPU Core Counts: AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Solaris, BSD, etc.

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HP-UX ultralt B.11.11 U 9000/871 2006564319 unlimited-user license
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by porter
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: WTB: 8088 chips
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: WTB: 8088 chips

My first IBM PC compatible was a homebrew I made myself, 8088, plus the required 8253, 8259, 8284, 8237, NEC765, MC6845. Soldering iron and 0.1" pitch Vero board, back in the day when you could solder state of the art machines yourself. Successfully ran the MS Flight Simulator, with the Cessna ...
by porter
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:13 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: prerequisites : I'm pissed (rant)
Replies: 9
Views: 1253

Re: prerequisites : I'm pissed (rant)

hamei wrote:Meanwhile, back on the ranch, wtf is "the maximum value that a long int can hold" supposed to mean ?


(2 to the power of (32-1))-1 for 32 bit system

(2 to the power of (64-1))-1 for a 64 bit system

assuming signed long int.
by porter
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: eComStation
Replies: 33
Views: 2865

Re: eComStation

Yes OS/2 is a good solid system, though like BeOS totally missed out on the concept of users and security. IBM took a long time to twig that networking should be part of the operating system with OS/2. Also had no system concept of installable software packages ( unless you count fix packs).
by porter
Fri May 31, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: call for network professionals ! dns :(
Replies: 20
Views: 2466

Re: call for network professionals ! dns :(

What does 8.8.8.8 have to say? air:~ $ nslookup 8.8.8.8 Server: 8.8.8.8 Address: 8.8.8.8#53 Non-authoritative answer: 8.8.8.8.in-addr.arpa name = google-public-dns-a.google.com. Authoritative answers can be found from:
by porter
Tue May 28, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Rabbitmq
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Rabbitmq

It's definitely not a solution for everything, but if you've worked with other messaging systems that are platform independent I'd love to hear about it. The next big project that will take to July 1st next year is ramping up and I could use some alternatives. Rather than specifying RabbitMQ I woul...
by porter
Mon May 20, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: Rabbitmq
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Rabbitmq

I'm sure it does what it says on the tin, alas I was turned off RabbitMQ due to an evangelist who insisted on using it tol solve every problem, it was his hammer, and hence saw every problem as a nail. One of the problems of turning an existing conventional sequential request/response system is you ...
by porter
Mon May 20, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: patents
Replies: 18
Views: 2919

Re: patents

To somebody at the US Patents office, that a hammer can be used to strike things is only obvious once it has been used to attempt to bludgeon some sense into them.

NZ is happily a software patent free zone.
by porter
Sun May 05, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Motif and MWM
Replies: 52
Views: 3542

Re: Motif and MWM

Now we'd like Apple/IBM to open source OpenDoc. The AIX version ran on Motif.

:)
by porter
Thu May 02, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: 5 to 6.5 porting / xlib
Replies: 22
Views: 1792

Re: 5 to 6.5 porting / xlib

Compare the xwininfo -root for each system. Are the Visual Class and Depth all the same?
by porter
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: 5 to 6.5 porting / xlib
Replies: 22
Views: 1792

Re: 5 to 6.5 porting / xlib

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unsigned long lwidth = width;   /* must be CARD32 */


How so? If the program was compiled 32bit, then the program will either run as 32bit or not run at all.

If the program was compiled with pre- 64 bit headers, and as n32 or o32 binary then it is self-consistent.
by porter
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: IBM Personal System/2 model 80 (or 60, but I hope for 80)
Replies: 12
Views: 1383

Re: IBM Personal System/2 model 80 (or 60, but I hope for 80

Cool!

I've just converted my AIX 1.3 box to OS2 2.1. (PS/2 76i)

Getting an ethernet with AUI will give you options over 10Base2 or 10BaseT.
by porter
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Petition: keep Google Groups compatible with older browsers
Replies: 15
Views: 904

Re: Petition: keep Google Groups compatible with older brows

Oskar45 wrote:
vishnu wrote:If not for usenet, Linux might still be one guy's basement project and we'd still be stuck with Minix... ;)
True, but reading Minix's source should still teach you one thing or the other...


Or perhaps the Hurd may have progressed faster.

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