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Solaris on a Pentium and GCG

Stephen Baird sbaird at mgcheo.med.uottawa.ca
Fri Apr 18 11:44:13 EST 1997


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Dear Bert,
    I also thought of running the GCG package on an Intel/Solaris
machine.  Theoretically a well written program can be compiled on a
SPARC/Solaris or an Intel/Solaris machine, but code can be written  
that compiles and runs on the SUN SPARC machine that will not compile 
on the Intel machine.  If you contact info at GCG.com you will find that 
they do not know if it runs on an Intel machine (actually they said it 
does not run on an Intel/Solaris machine) and they are not 
planning on "porting" or revising it to run on an Intel machine. Also 
if you go to the SUN web site there is some document (which took me a 
while to find) that elaborates on the exact syntax of the code that is 
needed to run on the Intel machine which is not specific on the SPARC 
machines.  As a previous post (Peter Rice) mentioned you would also need 
the source code of the GCG package.

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Albert Gold (bgold at ktb.net) wrote:

: Readers of this note probably know that GCG's Wisconsin Package is
: supported by only a limited number of Operating Systems.  None of these
: to my knowledge runs on an inexpensive Pentium or Power-Mac. machine.





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