| Thanks for the pointer, jfk. Interesting history:|
This "new" platform is added to an extensive BRL-CAD portability heritage that includes systems such as a DEC VAX-11 running 4.3 BSD, DECStations running ULTRIX, SGI 4Ds running various versions of IRIX, Sun-3 and Sun-4 Sparcs running SunOS, the Cray 1, Cray X-MP, and Cray Y-MP running UNICOS, the Cray 2, DEC Alpha AXP running OSF/1, Apple Mac II running A/UX, iPSC/860 Hypercube running NX/2, Alliant FX/8 & FX/2800, Gould SEL, PowerNode, Gould NP1, NeXT, HPPA 9000/700 running HPUX, Ardent/Stardent, Encore Multi-Max, and much much more.
I just downloaded it and it seems to work OK in XP. The main MGED program is a CLI console. I'm not wild about the Archer help trying to access the trusted zone without asking (thanks, ZoneAlarm). I went back to MGED and opened a sample - when I told it to raytrace, it wanted to act as a server (possibly to pass info to the separate view window)? I think I might give this one a pass for now, but it was kinda fun to look at (as in, "oh yeah, I remember when 3D apps were like this back in the 1980s" <g>).
The Wikipedia entry shows that it got started in 1979.