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re: native inferno



Regarding the Win 95 and Win NT emu version of Inferno,

will there be support for serial port connected devives (such as the IR
remote) in the future 
and if so  when are we likely to see such a driver be available in the
distribution?

thanks

ted kochanski

ps When will the dev/speaker (Build-16) for PC Win 95 and NT supported by
emu have the capability to handle .wav files


At 08:37 PM 11/5/96 -0500, you wrote:
>We are not going to do a free standalone distribution
>until there is a reference piece of hardware. Intel,
>Compaq and Cyrix have all announced sealed PC's.
>We will release a native kernel for one of these machines
>as soon as we can. I don't want to deal with PC
>configuration issues at the moment. Inferno is way
>more configurable than plan 9 to begin with. Adding
>a huge amount of support for different PC before we
>have loadable device drivers is not on the cards.
>
>If your company wants to get a commercial source
>license you can port yourself. I believe several
>people are doing so.
>
>phil
>
>
>
>
                        Ted
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