porting to NeXT?
urs at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Apr 30 16:43:09 UTC 1993
> Assuming I wanted to take on the task of porting Self to the NeXT,
> can anyone give me some pointers to how big a job it would be, where
> to start, etc?
We do have a Sun-3 version of 2.0.1 which should compile on a NeXT,
modulo some Unix differences. I don't know the NeXt, so I have no
idea of how much it differs from SunOS, but I can't imagine the
differences would be too much of a problem. (There may be some
Unix-version dependent Self code, too, e.g. in unix.self).
However, you should also know that
- The Sun-3 version supports the non-optimizing compiler only. Programs
will run at "interpreter speed" (say, 50x slower than C).
- The UI won't run - 2.0.1 still uses the Pixrect library.
- We probably won't support the Sun-3 in future releases.
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