Re: [hatari-devel] Atari TT emulation and SCSI/Atari SysV Unix

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By the way, this is the main reason why I was running ASV:

ASV was my main development platform.

> Hi,
> I haven't been running it for years, but of course I have an image, like
> I have backups of all my data. I still have the original hard disk it was
> delivered on, because the first thing I did was cloning it to a bigger
> drive and keep the original drive unchanged. (I don't have a tape drive,
> but Atari also delivered the system on hard disks.) 
> Anyway, I will not spend any time on it anymore. In the early 90s this
> system was interesting because there was no Linux at all, not even for PCs.
> Keeping it up-to-date was quite time consuming, but at least I managed
> to get gcc patches accepted by the GCC folks at that time. I think gcc
> 2.95.2 is the latest version you can use with it. And with gcc 2.95.2
> it was possible to at least compile X11R5 and Motif 1.2 with it at that
> time. Compiling gcc took about a full day if I remember correctly ... A
> cross compiler should help, though.
> Nowadays, even for a hobby I would not spend time on this system
> anymore. What you can do with it is simply too limited compared to
> Linux. Trying to compile current software packages will most likely
> require a lot of patching, not just because the system is so old, but
> also because it is so exotic.
> Take care
> Uwe
> > On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 9:28 PM, Uwe Seimet <Uwe.Seimet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > > And, by the way, it has never been free software. I paid about 4000 DM
> > > for it. Guess I'm one of the very few who even has an original manual ;-).
> > >
> > 
> > Wow! Do you still have it running / mirrored to a file image? Some guys
> > have made great progress to get SVR4 running in full glory:
> > (look for later
> > posts), maybe you could join forces to improve it even more, before it
> > vanishes due to a disk failure or something else. Actually, I did the
> > initial mirroring of those two images, I'd hoped somebody would catch up
> > and indeed they did!
> > 
> > -- 
> > MiKRO / Mystic Bytes
> >

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