[svlug] Thanx for the input IBM!-- Re: the Open Group has

Ian B MacLure imaclure at mail.arc.nasa.gov
Thu May 18 10:58:57 PDT 2000


>  > 	usage only. We know the system will work its simply a question of
>  > 	making it pretty enough to meet user expectations for look and feel
>
>What about qt/gnome libs etc.? Have you considered them?

	The thought had crossed my mind actually, however....
	We have an investment in GL and OpenGL that is difficult to
	throw out if only because the customer won't let us. We should
	have converted everything to OpenGL years ago but never got
	approval to do even that. Qt/gnome etc might do the job but again
	we'd have to evaluate it and convince the customer to accept it.
	Two-three years ago when last we had the opportunity to do
	something Linux was very much below the customer's comfort
	horizon. But that was then and this is now.
	We can apparently afford to invest in SGI Linux boxes which makes
	our transition somewhat less complicated than it might have been and
	once we have reached the promised land ( OS-wise ) the possibilities
	are endless.

	IBM

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