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28  .SH HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS  .SH HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
29    
30  CMU CL is currently available for Sparcstations and DECstations (pmaxes)  CMU CL is currently available for a variety of Unix workstations.  See the
31  running Mach (or OSF/1).  We are beta-testing a SunOS SPARC version and an IBM  README file for current platforms.  At least 16 megabytes of memory and 25
32  RT Mach version.  At least 16 megabytes of memory and 25 megabytes of disk  megabytes of disk space are recommended.  As usual, more is better.
 space are recommended.  As usual, more is better.  
33    
34  .SH OVERVIEW  .SH OVERVIEW
35  When compared other Common Lisp implementations, CMU CL has  When compared other Common Lisp implementations, CMU CL has
# Line 305  Bug reports should be sent to cmucl-bugs Line 304  Bug reports should be sent to cmucl-bugs
304  your local CMU CL maintainer or Common Lisp expert to verify that  your local CMU CL maintainer or Common Lisp expert to verify that
305  the problem really is a bug before sending to this list.  the problem really is a bug before sending to this list.
306    
307  We have insufficient staffing to provide extensive support to people outside of  The CMU Common Lisp project is no longer funded, so only minimal support is
308  CMU.  We are looking for university and industrial affiliates to help us with  being done at CMU.  There is a net community of \cmucl{} users and maintainers
309  porting and maintenance for hardware and software that is not widely used at  who communicate via comp.lang.lisp and the cmucl-bugs@cs.cmu.edu mailing list.
 CMU.  
310    
311  .SH DISTRIBUTION  .SH DISTRIBUTION
312    
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318    
319  .SH ABOUT THE CMU COMMON LISP PROJECT  .SH ABOUT THE CMU COMMON LISP PROJECT
320    
321  Organizationally, CMU Common Lisp is a small, mostly autonomous part within the  Organizationally, CMU Common Lisp was a small, mostly autonomous part within
322  Mach operating system project.  CMU CL is more of a tool development effort  the Mach operating system project.  The CMU CL project was more of a tool
323  than a research project.  The project started out as Spice Lisp, which provided  development effort than a research project.  The project started out as Spice
324  a modern Lisp implementation for use in the CMU community.  CMU CL has been  Lisp, which provided a modern Lisp implementation for use in the CMU community.
325  under continuous development since the early 1980's (concurrent with the Common  CMU CL has been under continuous development since the early 1980's (concurrent
326  Lisp standardization effort.)  with the Common Lisp standardization effort.)  Most of the CMU Common Lisp
327    implementors are now working on the Gwydion environment for Dylan (see
328    http://legend.gwydion.cs.cmu.edu:8001/gwydion/.)
329    
330  CMU CL is funded by DARPA under CMU's "Research on Parallel Computing"  CMU CL was funded by DARPA under CMU's "Research on Parallel Computing"
331  contract.  Rather than doing pure research on programming languages and  contract.  Rather than doing pure research on programming languages and
332  environments, our emphasis has been on developing practical programming tools.  environments, the emphasis was on developing practical programming tools.
333  Sometimes this has required new technology, but much of the work has been in  Sometimes this required new technology, but much of the work was in creating a
334  creating a Common Lisp environment that incorporates state-of-the-art features  Common Lisp environment that incorporates state-of-the-art features from
335  from existing systems (both Lisp and non-Lisp.)  existing systems (both Lisp and non-Lisp.)
336    
337  Because sources are freely available, CMU Common Lisp has been ported to  Because sources are freely available, CMU Common Lisp has been ported to
338  experimental hardware, and used as a basis for research in programming language  experimental hardware, and used as a basis for research in programming language

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