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Lars Eighner luvbeastie at
Fri Aug 19 10:18:47 UTC 2011

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.  Also it only ran with a GUI - the command
line version was available for $$$.

I have no idea whether it could be persuaded (easily) to run with recent
Linux compatibility.

> 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.
> 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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