> < ^ Date: Wed, 06 Jan 1993 12:00:57 +0100
> < ^ From: Martin Schoenert <martin.schoenert@math.rwth-aachen.de >
< ^ Subject: Re: GAP on OS/2 2.0

Steve Linton, who did the port of GAP to MS-DOS, wrote to me about the
subject of GAP on OS/2 2.0.

No it won't. The DOS extender that lets it run in a flat 32-bit
memory model is not compatible with OS/2 at all.

However, an OS/2 version should not be difficult to do, as OS/2
provides a 32-bit memory model and a C compiler for it. If you can
find someone with an OS/2 machine (at Essen maybe) it should be no
harder than a port to another flavour of UNIX. Indeed I vaguely
recall the OS/2 stuff claiming to be POSIX compatible, in which case
no work at all should be needed.


So, if there is anybody reading this forum who has OS/2 2.0, a C compiler
for it, and who is willing to try the port, contact me. I can provide
some hints what needs to be done.


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