Started by itomato, October 22, 2006, 03:24:01 PM
QuoteLuBu OpenMagic 1.0 is a heavily modified version of the Lighthouse OpenStep 1.1release for the Sparc platform. It is not a theme, nor a reconfiguration, butan almost pure rewrite of non-binary files (runtime configurations, applicationdefinitions, enviroment variables, and many functions). In some parts entire functionshave been replaced features have been added.
Quote from: "itomato"So far so good..I haven't had much opportunity to work with it yet, and there aren't all that many Openstep apps for Solaris. Preview works OK.. Preferences is kind of buggy, but it's nice to have Workspace Manager!! The "feel" is different. It's not like a NeXT machine at all. It's as if GNUStep (GWorkspace, etc) were re-implemented with Motif.. They call Solaris "Slowaris" for a good reason..The weirdness of it could be due to my hardware (440MHz, and running in 256 colors right now..)I don't think there are any hardware limitations/ requirements. The newer Sparc machines running Solaris 10 might run LuBu.It would be nice if Solaris 8 was a good bit nippier, and LuBu would still run..
Quote from: "helf"slightly off topic... I always wondered why people called slowlaris, slowlaris.. Now I know!I finally bought a 13w3 to vga adapter and booted my ss20 up with sol8.. its slow as crap to load anything... and its a dual 75 supersparc with 256mb of ram.
QuoteSince Sun has been bought by Oracle, I am really not sure if it is worth the effort. Porting to OpenSolaris is not an option, and OpenMagic does not run on x8
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