[self-interest] Re: Self on Linux (was: Self 4.1)

Gordon Cichon gordon at cichon.de
Wed Nov 17 15:53:26 UTC 1999

On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, Thorsten Dittmar wrote:
> gordon cichon <gordo- at cichon.de> wrote: 
> > IMHO, doing a Linux/i386 port of Self is particularly good coice
> > because
> > 1) Virtually everybody can install Linux on her PC and use Self.
> > At most she has to buy a new harddisk but not a new Computer.
> > 2) Linux users are the right audience for Self at the current
> > stage because they tend to have a deeper technical knowledge and
> > can track down and fix problems by themselves. Usually, Linux users
> > have much less inhibitions to use a debugger than Windows or Mac
> > users.
> > 
> > Torsten, it would be a pleasure to meet you in person.
> So what can we do? I have one maybe crazy idea, but maybe it is useful
> to push the linux port. We can invent a self weekend in our rooms for
> everybody who want to join us. We will take care for machines, food and
> a place to sleep and every participant take care for his knowledge and
> brilliance ;-) 
> What do you think about this?
> Thorsten Dittmar
> PS: This Millenium would be very nice, or not?

YES!!!!! Great idea! :-))))))))

We could set up a cluster for *fast* VM compilation :-)

Let's not do Millenium for it. I gave a promise not to
touch any computer and not to use any computer dependent
services on 1th January 2000. Let's say either 8th-9th
or 15th-16th of January.


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