[rescue] NeXT cube question

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Tue May 27 21:58:34 CDT 2003

On Tue, 27 May 2003, KRM wrote:

> NeXT made a version of NeXTSTEP for SPARCs?  I wasn't aware of that.
> Was it at all popluar in it's day?

I believe at some point SunSoft and NeXT had some sort of agreement, so
they wer quite close. However NeXTStep on SPARC is rather slow, plus HW
support is rather sketchy, only 1 proc is supported (no HyperSparc), and
not all framebuffers are supported either. My experience is that a nice HP
9000 will run nextstep quite nicelly (either a 712, or a 735/755) vs a
comparable sparc.

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