William> Roger said:
>> It sounds that some people out there got MOL to work on a G4.
>> What should the processor number in /etc/molrc be?
William> That's not the impression I got from the MoL website last I
William> was there----G4s (7500?) chips are not on the short list of
William> supported CPUs.
William> In the meanwhile, one can try outARDI's Executor,
William> <www.ardi.com> which runs M68K apps well enough, and has the
William> beginnings of PPC support. Disclaimer: Commercial software,
William> Cliff Mattthews is a fellow NeXT-refugee, and I've been
William> helping with the testing, etc.
I'd recommend waiting for *at the very least* one more revision, and
even then be aware that our support for native PPC apps is pre-alpha.
Our web-site is currently serving 2.1pr8. 2.1pr9 should be out
sometime early this week. <http://www.ardi.com/powerpc.html> gives a
little background as to what we're up to. It says, in part:
"Although most apps will die, if you're really curious and you
have Linux running on a PowerPC system, you can experiment
with our [[demo version of Executor for the PowerPC]].
Most of the work we will be doing in on our PowerPC port in
March and April is aimed at demonstrating key points to
specific investors and partners. As such, [...] the
progress we make may not be in areas that a potential end-user
is directly concerned with"...
2.1pr9 is still not usable for most tasks, but it does run a few more
applications than 2.1pr8 does, and it has the beginnings of an "-afpd"
switch which allows you to mount your HFS partitions using the "afpd"
mount option and have Executor use the files that it finds there.
However, this is sufficiently experimental that I CURRENTLY MOUNT MY
PARTITIONS READ-ONLY while I'm debugging the "-afpd" switch.
I will post more information about Executor 2.1pr9 after it's
released, including how to set things up so you can try the "-afpd"
switch and what kind of bug-reports we're interested in at the