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Does anyone have a copy of Maxx desktop?

Unread postby Dodoid » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:33 am

The Maxx website is down and has been for a while, and I can't find a copy. Does anyone have it? Preferably I would like source code, but binaries are fine as well.
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Re: Does anyone have a copy of Maxx desktop?

Unread postby vishnu » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:27 pm

I've got binaries from 2001 and 2008, that I ran under Slackware 8 and Slackware 12, haven't tried to run them in a looooong time. Eric never released the source code, the license he had from SGI wouldn't permit it, but for a while there he was renegotiating the license to remove that restriction. Whoever registered 5dwm.org (after Eric unknowingly let it expire) is mirroring a previous version of maxxdesktop.com, but they're not mirroring the downloads, link: http://www.5dwm.org/ - the whole thing's just gotten weird... :shock:
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Re: Does anyone have a copy of Maxx desktop?

Unread postby Dodoid » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:50 pm

vishnu wrote:I've got binaries from 2001 and 2008, that I ran under Slackware 8 and Slackware 12, haven't tried to run them in a looooong time. Eric never released the source code, the license he had from SGI wouldn't permit it, but for a while there he was renegotiating the license to remove that restriction. Whoever registered 5dwm.org (after Eric unknowingly let it expire) is mirroring a previous version of maxxdesktop.com, but they're not mirroring the downloads, link: http://www.5dwm.org/ - the whole thing's just gotten weird... :shock:


I wonder if I could convince him to compile it for ARM. I'm building miniature (quarter scale) SGIs with ODROIDs inside, so MaXX desktop would be fitting.
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Re: Does anyone have a copy of Maxx desktop?

Unread postby vishnu » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:10 pm

I assume his lengthy silence is because he's too busy to even maintain the Linux port, but you know what they say about assumptions! Has anyone tried PMing him lately? From his linkedin it looks like he's not working on anything but his own company now, which can be pretty time consuming, link: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/massoneric
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Re: Does anyone have a copy of Maxx desktop?

Unread postby Geoman » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:45 pm

Dodoid wrote:The Maxx website is down and has been for a while, and I can't find a copy. Does anyone have it? Preferably I would like source code, but binaries are fine as well.

I have got

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24.09.2016  08:40    <DIR>          .
24.09.2016  08:40    <DIR>          ..
18.04.2015  02:22    <DIR>          DEBIAN
18.04.2015  02:22    <DIR>          FEDORA
21.02.2014  01:33             1.030 MaXX-DR3-Installer.sh
21.02.2014  01:33               178 MaXX-DR3-Uninstall.sh
21.02.2014  01:33               227 MaXX-DR3-User-Uninstall.sh
21.02.2014  01:34        14.070.714 MaXX-DR3-x86.tar.gz
21.02.2014  01:34        17.830.889 MaXX-DR3-x86_64.tar.gz
18.04.2015  02:22    <DIR>          NO-ARCH


Do you have got an FTP-Server for uploading?
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Re: Does anyone have a copy of Maxx desktop?

Unread postby Dodoid » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:01 am

Geoman wrote:
Dodoid wrote:The Maxx website is down and has been for a while, and I can't find a copy. Does anyone have it? Preferably I would like source code, but binaries are fine as well.

I have got

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24.09.2016  08:40    <DIR>          .
24.09.2016  08:40    <DIR>          ..
18.04.2015  02:22    <DIR>          DEBIAN
18.04.2015  02:22    <DIR>          FEDORA
21.02.2014  01:33             1.030 MaXX-DR3-Installer.sh
21.02.2014  01:33               178 MaXX-DR3-Uninstall.sh
21.02.2014  01:33               227 MaXX-DR3-User-Uninstall.sh
21.02.2014  01:34        14.070.714 MaXX-DR3-x86.tar.gz
21.02.2014  01:34        17.830.889 MaXX-DR3-x86_64.tar.gz
18.04.2015  02:22    <DIR>          NO-ARCH


Do you have got an FTP-Server for uploading?


Unfortunately, I don't have an FTP server. Can you put them on filedropper or Google Drive or something?
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Re: Does anyone have a copy of Maxx desktop?

Unread postby armanox » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:02 am

Geoman wrote:
Dodoid wrote:The Maxx website is down and has been for a while, and I can't find a copy. Does anyone have it? Preferably I would like source code, but binaries are fine as well.

I have got

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24.09.2016  08:40    <DIR>          .
24.09.2016  08:40    <DIR>          ..
18.04.2015  02:22    <DIR>          DEBIAN
18.04.2015  02:22    <DIR>          FEDORA
21.02.2014  01:33             1.030 MaXX-DR3-Installer.sh
21.02.2014  01:33               178 MaXX-DR3-Uninstall.sh
21.02.2014  01:33               227 MaXX-DR3-User-Uninstall.sh
21.02.2014  01:34        14.070.714 MaXX-DR3-x86.tar.gz
21.02.2014  01:34        17.830.889 MaXX-DR3-x86_64.tar.gz
18.04.2015  02:22    <DIR>          NO-ARCH


Do you have got an FTP-Server for uploading?


I'll see I still have my FTP server - if I do we can use that for now (it's static, private, and secure. I just am not sure if it's currently up or not - I haven't used it since June and have been swamped with work).
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Re: Does anyone have a copy of Maxx desktop?

Unread postby armanox » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:04 am

Dodoid wrote:
vishnu wrote:I've got binaries from 2001 and 2008, that I ran under Slackware 8 and Slackware 12, haven't tried to run them in a looooong time. Eric never released the source code, the license he had from SGI wouldn't permit it, but for a while there he was renegotiating the license to remove that restriction. Whoever registered 5dwm.org (after Eric unknowingly let it expire) is mirroring a previous version of maxxdesktop.com, but they're not mirroring the downloads, link: http://www.5dwm.org/ - the whole thing's just gotten weird... :shock:


I wonder if I could convince him to compile it for ARM. I'm building miniature (quarter scale) SGIs with ODROIDs inside, so MaXX desktop would be fitting.


As cool as that would be, his agreement with SGI was just for Linux on Intel. I'd love to run it on either a RPi or a MIPS Creator board if they would allow Linux MIPS.
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Re: Does anyone have a copy of Maxx desktop?

Unread postby Dodoid » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:11 am

armanox wrote:
Dodoid wrote:
vishnu wrote:I've got binaries from 2001 and 2008, that I ran under Slackware 8 and Slackware 12, haven't tried to run them in a looooong time. Eric never released the source code, the license he had from SGI wouldn't permit it, but for a while there he was renegotiating the license to remove that restriction. Whoever registered 5dwm.org (after Eric unknowingly let it expire) is mirroring a previous version of maxxdesktop.com, but they're not mirroring the downloads, link: http://www.5dwm.org/ - the whole thing's just gotten weird... :shock:


I wonder if I could convince him to compile it for ARM. I'm building miniature (quarter scale) SGIs with ODROIDs inside, so MaXX desktop would be fitting.


As cool as that would be, his agreement with SGI was just for Linux on Intel. I'd love to run it on either a RPi or a MIPS Creator board if they would allow Linux MIPS.


Hmm... I know enough Gambas+Openbox Config to maybe make something approximating IID, at least in terms of basic functionality, but of course it would be unlicensed (and would probably suck compared to MaXX). MIPS creator is cool, and it would be nice to say "oh look I made a MIPS SGI for the first time in 10 years" but IIRC apart from the "it's MIPS" factor, it's actually pretty slow compared to the ARMs found in something like an ODROID. I have an ODROID-C1 and an ODROID-XU4, the C1 is a decent web browsing and productivity box and the (albeit slightly more expensive) XU4 is beefy enough to handle a relatively heavy modded Minecraft server and some other random server stuff in the background.
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Re: MaXX is back!

Unread postby opcode » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:57 am

I'll turn my ftp server on. I'll msg back once I get out of bed and go downstairs.
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Unread postby Powertrip » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:31 pm

Copy pasta the new link and now I am looking at a purse shopping portal :(

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Unread postby Shiunbird » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:52 pm

I can host the file if required, with a secure-ish link. I can provide read-write access to a specific folder for uploading. Let me know.
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Unread postby Dodoid » Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:57 pm

Shiunbird wrote:I can host the file if required, with a secure-ish link. I can provide read-write access to a specific folder for uploading. Let me know.


He uploaded it to MEGA and sent me a PM. Haven't been able to make it work on modern Linux just yet, tried the Debian version on the latest Debian. I had to modify the install script, after which it did install, but when selected at the login it just crashes and drops you back to the login.
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Re: MaXX is back!

Unread postby uunix » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:25 pm

This is all so wrong.. has anyone seen Stephen Kings Pet Sematary ?
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Re: MaXX is back!

Unread postby Dodoid » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:20 pm

uunix wrote:This is all so wrong.. has anyone seen Stephen Kings Pet Sematary ?


Haven't seen it, but I'm guessing you're not fond of the idea of an IID looking GUI on Linux? Do you consider it disrespectful to IRIX and SGI? I know we all dearly love IRIX, me included, but wouldn't applying one of IRIX's best features (IID) to Linux make it more to your liking?
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