Subject: Precompiled binaries and patches
To: None <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/09/1994 13:10:50

With the release of 1.0 now done, the following questions came to my mind:

- A lot of us 'current-users' have already compiled a lot of packages
  wth the beta releases. For example, I compiled emacs, TeX, gcc-2.6.1,
  xv, etc. And a lot of us will have done the same thing. So.. is there
  anything settled on ftp sites for precompiled binaries? Together we could
  set up a nice set of binaries pretty quickly, and the availability
  of binaries will help a lot of people to get started with NetBSD.

- I noticed that patches that are available to 1.0. They come in the form
  of source patches, which is good, but: I think a lot of folks won't
  have the sources installed, because of lack of diskspace, for example.
  Would it be a good idea to make the fixed & recompiled binaries
  available too (not the whole binary distribution, just the fixed
  programs)? With kernel patches, this would mean I new version of the
  install floppy too.

- Frank