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Building stuff on my 9000/350

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:39 pm
by ClassicHasClass
I've started building things on my 9000/350 (HP-UX 8.0), mostly just stuff that I need that will work with HP's benighted built-in cc (though this one seems to have the ANSI compiler option, so there is some hope).

So far I got gunzip, tcsh 6.06 and perl 4.036 running, which are even period-appropriate. I'm going to try my hand at Chimera (an old web browser) next.

If people desire binaries for their own 68K HP9K, advise and I'll put them somewhere.

I guess I should try bootstrapping an old gcc at some point.

Re: Building stuff on my 9000/350

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:26 pm
by ClassicHasClass
It only has X11R4, but I managed to get Chimera and xgopher running.

http://www.floodgap.com/iv/3261
http://www.floodgap.com/iv/3262

Re: Building stuff on my 9000/350

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:11 am
by commodorejohn
This reminds me, I really ought to get something running on my 9000/425t...

Re: Building stuff on my 9000/350

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:33 pm
by ClassicHasClass
I've got a 4xx around here I need to see if it's still working (and, if so, what's on it). But I love how the 300 series are built like tanks. I've got a 319C+ in storage I should dig out, too, but it doesn't have a hard disk or any other storage.

Re: Building stuff on my 9000/350

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:48 pm
by t-rexky
This is the absolutely wrong forum for this, but I have almost fully bootstrapped gcc-4.6 on NEXTSTEP 3.3. It takes somewhere around a week on my 33 MHz TurboColor for just C and C++...

Re: Building stuff on my 9000/350

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:38 pm
by Raion-Fox
Try the Misc forum next time.

Re: Building stuff on my 9000/350

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:32 pm
by t-rexky
Raion-Fox wrote:Try the Misc forum next time.


My post was in response to:

ClassicHasClass wrote:I guess I should try bootstrapping an old gcc at some point.


So I fully intended for it to go into this thread despite it being somewhat off-topic. It illustrates the ridiculous amount of time that modern gcc takes to bootstrap on vintage hardware.

Re: Building stuff on my 9000/350

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:32 pm
by smj
I'm building gcc 2.4.5 on a simulated Sun-3 right now. Hopefully old enough to build properly on SunOS 4.1.1, but new enough for the versions of other things I'll need to build.

Bringing it closer to the OP, I wonder how my HP 9000/375 will compare to tme running on a modern x86 CPU, speed-wise...