Subject: Re: FPUs and Building on AmigaDOS
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Jones <email@example.com>
Date: 01/30/1995 14:52:13
> 1. Not having delved into the internals of the OS, I'm curious just
> what portions require an FPU? I know the requirement currently
No good. The FPU is used by user-level binaries.
If you want to write a line 1111 emulator to handle the FP instructions... :-)
> 2. Is it possible to build NetBSD from AmigaDOS using GCC, et al?
Difficult. Markus Wild did this at first. However, his tools required
a version of ixemul.library that was not distributed in general.
Contrary to whatever he might say about availability of sources, I found it
difficult to reconstruct his development environment. It's far easier
to compile on NetBSD.
David Jones, M.A.Sc student, Electronics Group (VLSI), University of Toronto
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