Re: Next release of AlphaCore?/What do we really need?
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To the list: I thought I would just take the opportunity to suggest that, as Alpha users, we can get along with any reasonably up-to-date kernel and distro. But what would really make our Alpha machines useful is this: a port of OpenOffice 2.x. This is not a simple request, as I learned when I tried building it for Alpha. There are dependencies on dependencies, plus you have to have a current Java development kit. Which Sun has not releASEed the source code for and has not ported to Alpha since something like JDK 1.3. (I hear there is a work-around but it could be gossip) Anyway, with OO available for ALpha, you could throw away your PC. As for general Alpha function, I'd be glad to contribute a build of QCad, plus I'm working on Grass GIS. jn
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