Running GCG on a PC

Jasper Rees - Oxford University jrees at vax.oxford.ac.uk
Tue Feb 7 10:22:20 EST 1995

In article <3gv4m7$17m at mother.usf.edu>, gquinn <gquinn at com1.med.usf.edu> writes:
> I'm posting this as a follow up to my previous posting, which
> enquired whether it might be possible to compile the GCG source
> code on Solaris X86, which is a UNIX operating system that runs
> on a PC. After receiving several replies on the subject from people
> more knowledgable than myself, I can say that the answer is 
> (probably!) yes. Both the C and FORTRAN files are likely to compile
> 'straight out of the box'. I think that this is not a trivial
> point, since X86 is currently selling like the proverbial 'hot cakes'
> since SUN made it very affordable. Additionally, the SUN FORTRAN
> compiler is about to be added to the list of 'cut price' software
> they're knocking out, so the cost involved in setting up a PC for
> SUN UNIX and compiling the GCG program would be effectively limited to
> the cost of the program. This UNIX box could also act as a server.

Hsm... sounds like a good way to violate just about every section of the
license you signed with GCG when you bought the package!  Of course GCG might
be happy to renegotiate the contract for you to do this!

with apologies for raining hard on your parade and all that.....


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