Dead code: programs/Xserver/iplan2p[248]

Thomas Winischhofer thomas at
Tue Oct 5 01:55:33 PDT 2004

Roland Mainz wrote:
> Jay Cotton wrote:
>>>>>These three directories appear to be completely abandoned.  I can't find
>>>>>any reference to them in any of the live configs or Imakefiles.
>>>>>According to xf86's CVS history they haven't been substantially modified
>>>>>in eight years. Unless someone speaks on their behalf within, say, two
>>>>>weeks, these three are getting deleted.
>>>>What was that code used for ? Amiga ?
>>>Sun hardware, I assume, given the copyright statements in the source.  But
>>>none of the DDXes in the tree call it, ever.
>>I don't think Sun ever sold an Amiga.
> If I remember it correctly Commodore used Sun Workstations to design the
> Amiga chips... :)

AFAIK that's not entirely correct. They coded early versions of AmigaDOS 
on Sun machines.

The only other connection between Sun and the Amiga I am aware of is 
that somewhere around 1990, Sun wanted to license the A3000UX and 
produce Amiga clones running some sort of Unix (probably Commodore's 
AMIX). However, Commodore, then already suffering from severe financial 
problems, turned them down.


Thomas Winischhofer
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