Re: NT and stuff ....

Khan M. Klatt (
Mon, 1 Jul 1996 17:40:58 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 2 Jul 1996, Bryn Paul Arnold Jones wrote:

Since we're brainstorming...

> [much stuff about NT deleted]
> Hmm, what would be good (don't know if anyone's done it), would be a type
> of fat binnary that diets the first time it's run to become the platform
> dependant binnary. Well that might have limited appeal, but it would
> appeal to the vender that's just wanting to ship boxes out, preloaded
> with NT; ie you've got a HD image, and you just stick it on a SCSI HD,
> stick it in the NT box (with customers choice of CPU), boot off a floppy,
> install the boot loader, and soak test, no messing with an ALPHA HD
> image, x86 image, MIPS image ....
> Bryn

So who here who reads this list is a Linux end-user CD-ROM distributor?
Have we heard from Linux distributors (caldera, Red Hat, Pat Volkjerding
(excuse my spelling if I'm wrong!) about their needs for
binary/installation conveniences?

Largely off topic,...

Could we/should we use RCS/SCCS type tools to enable end users to manage
kernel sources? If you could pull out particular areas of the kernel
sources to create a leaner meaner kernel, or put in particular parts of the
kernel sources to create a bigger-feature-rich kernel (outside of the use
of traditional modules) by applying a kernel "sub"-version, would it be
more of an advantage than the trouble it would cause to implement it?


Khan Klatt
Applications Director,
Pacific Rim Network, Inc.
725 N. State St. Phone: (360) 650-0442 x.13
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