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From: Doc <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Fri Apr 26 01:01:18 2002

On Thu, 25 Apr 2002, Bill Pechter wrote:

> > A fairly trivial case in point - IBM's 24-bit MCA graphics adapter -
> > the "Sabine" card set. Several RS/6000 developers that I know claim
> > that the guy (singular) who developed it designed a prototype, wrote a
> > driver, and redesigned the hardware to compensate for limitations in his
> > code. Mark swears there were several cycles of that. The result was a
> > piece of hardware and its driver that couldn't be ported even to the
> > next version of AIX.
> >
> >
> > Doc
> Is that why AIX 4 dropped support for the graphics adapter?

  Yes. The designer left IBM around then, and nobody in the company was
willing to take it on. Damn shame. It's an impressive _looking_
  Mark, my boss, says the v3.2.5 Sabine drivers were "the most horrible
pile of kludge" he's ever seen.

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