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Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Fri Aug 19 10:49:45 UTC 2011
Lars Eighner wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Aug 2011, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> >> Aloha Lars,
> >> You mentioned WP5 in this thread. I have some docs on disks that were
> >> created in WP5. You know any FreeBSD based app like abiword that can
> >> read them for transfer to a contemporary program?
> > Do you mean Word Perfect ?
> > Wordperfect-8.0 used to run on FreeBSD 3.4-RELEASE & was free,
> > while Corel charged for the MS based version !
> If I recall correctly, this was a Linux version which ran with Linux
> compatibility as it was then.
Yes that sounds plausible, exepecially as reading my URL below I
got it from a CDROM on a linux magazine
> Also it only ran with a GUI
No idea, only ever tried it with X Windows.
> - the command
> line version was available for $$$.
It never occured to me a command line version of WordPerfect might
exist. The graphical version to run on Microsoft cost money. The
Linux version was free, that ran on FreeBSD. I used to tell Microsoft
users that with pleasure, as an incentive for them to consider
escaping the Microsoft monopoly & go to free source OSes (what Corel wanted :-).
> I have no idea whether it could be persuaded (easily) to run with recent
> Linux compatibility.
Me either, & no interest to try.
Those who have old WP data can try if they want.
Of course, if it was a company who had WordPerfect data to rescue,
I'd be willing.
> > I have distfile
> > MD5 (GUILG00.GZ) = 386d2c4c1422992e8f8242bd74f3f705
> > -r--r--r-- 1 jhs staff 23730473 Mar 12 2002 GUILG00.GZ
> > It got taken out of FreeBSD ports/ some years back.
> > http://berklix.com/~jhs/src/bsd/fixes/FreeBSD/ports/jhs/editors/wordperfect/pkg/README.JHS
> > You might need to either:
> > upgrade port to run it on a new BSD
> > run it on an old machine
> > or emulator of an old FreeBSD
> > Cheers,
> > Julian
> Lars Eighner
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Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich http://berklix.com
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