Subject: Re: State of ALPHA alpha 1.3
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Berndt Josef Wulf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/12/1997 00:40:44
Jason Thorpe wrote
> On Wed, 10 Dec 1997 14:05:39 -0500
> "Mark H. Levine" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I wonder if this means you think there is a working XFree86 for it now,
> > or something other than the TGA1-only server? Moving folks off Linux,
> > which someone else held out as a goal, will take having a display driver
> > that works, I would think (I know it is true for me). I watched NT on
> > a 21164, and it screams. I would love for the picture you paint to be
> > true :).
> It all depends on your goals. In many ways, NetBSD/alpha outperforms
> Digital UNIX in I/O operations. That is our (NAS's) primary focus.
Indeed, DEC Alpha's make superior servers, but they are also great
Unfortunately, this is only possible with Linux as there is no
X-Server available supporting standard PCI graphics cards other than
the TGA variety.
Will there be a X-server other than for TGA in future? Considering
the availibitly for Linux and DU, I am suprised that it isn't
supported on NetBSD-alpha.
Name : Berndt Josef Wulf
E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sysinfo : DEC AXPpci33+, NetBSD-1.2