Subject: The Linux saga...
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Peter Brewer <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 10/08/1994 00:00:56
Looks like they could use the help of the Alice group me thinks.


(October 7th 1994) The amateur development work to port the Linux
version of Unix to the Power Macintosh has stalled. Back in May
(Issue 5 story 1054), two students, Charlton Wilbur and Jem Lewis,
laid out their ambitious plans to get the Freeware Unix clone up and
running on Apple's machines by September.

Lewis admits that finding spare time is a problem. However he said
this week: "Our biggest problem besides time right now is that the
Power Mac I/O stuff is a proprietary technology, and Apple's not
telling." He adds that they are trying to "cajole" the necessary
information from Apple and are also looking at how to reverse
engineer the chip.

Lewis says that the pair are still plodding on with the project;
"When we think we have a handle on what's going to happen with the
Mac I/O stuff, we'll send a note with a revised schedule", he said.
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It seems pretty obvious to me that you guys ( Alice ) should be taking the
lead on this. You are way ahead in just about every phase required to
undertake such an ambitious project.

-- Peter