Subject: Re: whats the status of X on alpha so far
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/16/1999 13:36:45
Ross Harvey wrote:

> [[ X server support issues deleted ]]
> If we had a user-mode bus_space(9) and bus_dma(9), and if XFree86
> would use it, then a clean and respectable solution would emerge.
> It is rumoured that Chris Demetriou gave them such a spec, or the
> outline of one, but that they ignored it.

Chris - is this rumoured spec available?

> [[ more deleted ]]
> Are you volunteering to work on it? :-)

Well, I plan to have an AlphaPC164 soon, and a working X server would
be good.  I'll volunteer to have a good look at what's required and
hopefully do something useful when it arrives and is up and running :-)