Blender Developers Meeting Notes Nov 7, 2010

3D/2D CGI and the tools used in their creation (Maya, Photoshop, Blender, GIMP, etc.).
Forum rules
Any posts concerning pirated software or offering to buy/sell/trade commercial software are subject to removal.
jdboyd
Posts: 562
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:47 am
Location: Southern PA

Blender Developers Meeting Notes Nov 7, 2010

Unread postby jdboyd » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:42 am

http://www.blendernation.com/2010/11/08 ... ov-7-2010/

At the end of these meeting notes, Ton asks:
Question: is anyone even supporting Irix for 2.5x?

If I recall correctly, Python 3.1 was ported to Irix to support this possibility.

I found this thread from May:
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=16723396&p=7323297

Does anyone involved in working on this want to respond?

User avatar
skywriter
Posts: 3104
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2003 5:22 am
Location: living in a linux-blunderland
Contact:

Re: Blender Developers Meeting Notes Nov 7, 2010

Unread postby skywriter » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:08 am

Klesus Nov 8th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

What’s Irix?


i think that's your answer.
:Skywriter:

DECUS Member 368596

User avatar
vishnu
Posts: 2330
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:25 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Re: Blender Developers Meeting Notes Nov 7, 2010

Unread postby vishnu » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:43 pm

Or, perhaps even more pertinently:
SkyWriter Nov 8th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Question: is anyone even supporting Irix for 2.5x?

I switched to Mac, so not me.
Project:
Temporarily lost at sea...
Plan:
World domination! Or something...

SAQ
Posts: 5788
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 8:37 am
Location: Renton, WA

Re: Blender Developers Meeting Notes Nov 7, 2010

Unread postby SAQ » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:05 pm

vishnu wrote:Or, perhaps even more pertinently:
SkyWriter Nov 8th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Question: is anyone even supporting Irix for 2.5x?

I switched to Mac, so not me.


Sky is using Mac for most stuff, and I imagine that most of us are using a non-IRIX platform for most everyday computing. The last I heard even Hamei, probably our last holdout, was starting to think he'd have to move off his Fuel for some stuff. As you can see by Sky's sig line and his long history of posting stuff here he's still interested in IRIX - he just doesn't have a lot of tolerance for people who think that it's so wonderfully special in the modern context (that's my read, anyway). No one can argue that he doesn't know what he's talking about, either.

He's really right, unfortunately. As much as I dislike many of the compromises in commodity computing, it can do pretty much everything the best SGI can do with a fraction of the power usage, and do it faster. Sure, I hate the junk low end PCs that I can never get working right, but I have an old BOXX that's halfway decent, and while I can talk about how neat some aspects of SGI's designs were (same with Sun and DEC and IBM), I'd have been really pissed if I just spend $30K plus on a computer and it had some of the bugs SGI has been known to let out the door, although SGI did often wind up getting things fixed eventually.
"Brakes??? What Brakes???"

:Indigo: :Octane: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: :PI: :O3x0: :ChallengeL: :O2000R: (single-CM)

User avatar
PymbleSoftware
Posts: 1887
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:48 pm
Location: P.O. Box 529, Gordon, Sydney, NSW 2072, Australia.
Contact:

Re: Blender Developers Meeting Notes Nov 7, 2010

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:56 pm

skywriter wrote:
Klesus Nov 8th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

What’s Irix?


i think that's your answer.



The next comment in his mind would have been, "I suspect both users of it would be probably happy with an older port".

R.
死の神はりんごだけ食べる

開いた括弧は必ず閉じる -- あるプログラマー

:Tezro: :Tezro: :Onyx2R: :Onyx2RE: :Onyx2: :O3x04R: :O3x0: :O200: :Octane: :Octane2: :O2: :O2: :Indigo2IMP: :PI: :PI: :1600SW: :1600SW: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy:
:hpserv: J5600, 2 x Mac, 3 x SUN, Alpha DS20E, Alpha 800 5/550, 3 x RS/6000, Amiga 4000 VideoToaster, Amiga4000 -030, 733MHz Sam440 AmigaOS 4.1 update 1.

Sold: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indigo: Tandem Himalaya S-Series Nonstop S72000 ServerNet.

Twitter @PymbleSoftware
Current Apps (iOS) -> https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/pymb ... d553990081
(Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/deve ... +Ltd&hl=en
(Onyx2) Cortex ---> http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cortex-th ... 11?sk=info
(0300s) Minnie ---> http://www.facebook.com/pages/Minnie-th ... 02?sk=info
Github ---> https://github.com/pymblesoftware


Return to “SGI: Computer Graphics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest