Move to Unix Platform

Dr Tan Tin Wee bchtantw at LEONIS.NUS.SG
Thu Apr 21 01:25:51 EST 1994

We run GCG on a Dec Ultrix platform, and do not have too much
problem. But because we did not have any previous experience of
using GCG on a VMS platform, we did not experience vast sorrow.
However, I would very much like GCG to have a Unix feel, rather
than the VMS feel to it.  I would go so far as to request
GCG Inc to either take the VMS feel out of GCG or have a Unix-feel
GCG Unix version for consistency among purely Unix users.

Tin Wee.

On 21 Apr 1994, Andrew Healey wrote:

> : To my vast sorrow, there is a move from on high at this institution to
> : put GCG on a Unix platform.  This machine is not yet bought. 
> : The question  is:
> : What platform, hardware and operating system,  would you recommend for
> : GCG? 
> : I've noticed on INFO-GCG that people with Unix systems are always
> : having some kind of trouble.  I've always thanked God for VMS and
> : deleted these messages without paying them much mind. The questions: 
> : What unique problems arise when running GCG on Unix?
> : What sort of user-unfriendliness would I have to be warning my clients
> : about when they are forced to make the transition? 
> Sorry about your vast sorrow, but we have been running GCG on a SunOs
> platform now for 2 years with vast success. I don't even recall when
> we last had a problem of any consequence. However I must add, probably
> for your benefit, that the package running on UNIX has been ported to
> this platform, and hence very much retains a VMS-like feel.
> Andrew Healey
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Tan Tin Wee, PhD                / Internet email:  bchtantw at leonis.nus.sg
Department of Biochemistry,
and Biocomputing Research and User Support (BRUS)
National University of Singapore
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