We now have an executable of GAP 3.1 for IBM PC compatibles with an Intel
80386 or 80486 processor running MS-DOS 5.0. It does *not* run on IBM PC
compatibles with an Intel 80186 or 80286 processor. It also does *not*
run under Windows.
To use it you need at least 2 MByte of main memory (less may be possible,
but this would make GAP so slow that no serious work can be done). More
is preferred for serious computations. You also need a harddisk with at
least 3 MByte of free space.
GAP will use up to 128 MByte of extended memory (using *XMS* or *VDISK*
memory allocation strategies) or up to 128 MByte of expanded memory
(using *VCPI* programs, such as 'QEMM' and '386MAX') and up to 128 MByte
of disk space for swapping.
The port was done by Steve Linton (111 Ross St., Cambridge, CB1 3BS, UK,
+33 223 411661, 'firstname.lastname@example.org'). Many thanks to him for his work.
He used DJ Delorie's port of the Free Software Foundation's GNU C
compiler version 2.1. This compiler is copyrighted. Please read the
appropriate part of the file 'README'.
The executable ('gapexe.386') can be obtained by anonymous 'ftp' from
'samson.rwth-aachen.de' (Internet number 220.127.116.11), and in the near
future also from 'dimacs.rutgers.edu' (Internet number 18.104.22.168) and
'pell.anu.edu.au' (Internet number 22.214.171.124). Please do also get the
file 'README', which now contains the copyright notices for the GNU C
compiler and installation instructions.
Martin Sch"onert, Martin.Schoenert@Math.RWTH-Aachen.DE, +49 241 804551
Lehrstuhl D f"ur Mathematik, Templergraben 64, RWTH, D 51 Aachen, Germany