[rescue] Head for a SparcStation 2

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Mon Aug 29 09:47:31 CDT 2005

On Sun, Aug 28, 2005 at 08:04:03PM -0400, John Lee wrote:
> Wow, I am going to have to check that out. It sounds neat!
> As it turns out, I scavenged some parts together and got the SS2 setup
> at the office. A TGX from eBay, a borrowed 17" Sun monitor, and a free
> (!) NIB (!!!!) accessories kit with Type 5 keyboard and mouse got me
> up and running. "Punchy" runs NetBSD 2.0, and I couldn't be happier. I
> did end up installing X-Windows, though, just so I could remap the
> keyboard to the US Dvorak layout as wscons appears not to have been
> ported to SPARC yet.
> Thanks to everyone who chipped in with advice. The discussion was much
> appreciated.
> Now, what should I get to hack LISP on? ;-)

Well, you can still by MacIvory II setups from Symbolics.

After that, OS X is a very hot platform for lisp development.  The next
most popular seems to be Linux.  On OS X, lisp implementations seem to
be a toss-up between SBCL and OpenMCL, but on linux SBCL seems to be the
nicest choice.

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