Subject: Re: 1380 LINUX DEBUTS ON POWERPC - BUT POWER MAC PORT IS STILL THWARTED (fwd)
To: Ernst J. du Toit <email@example.com>
From: John F. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/20/1995 14:40:14
> I just picked this titbit up from the PowerPC news magazine...
> My only question is: WHERE IS THE NETBSD guys???
Well, considering the state of their port:
> > 1.2, runs on Motorola's PowerPC VME 1603 machine, but is still in its
> > formative stages, according to Joseph Brothers who is coordinating
> > the project. It "boots and runs the rc shell single-user, but little
> > else. It has few utilities and almost no drivers, so far.
it has been my impression (perhaps mistaken) that most of the NetBSD core
people would be ashamed to publically announce a port which was at that
> On the other hand, just to show I'm NOT just moaning :-), I've got 2 IBM
> PowerPC based boxes here to start crosscompiling IF I can get an afforable
> (ie I can afford) PowerPC box... sob!
Well, you know where the sources are... get to work :-). (Assuming someone
isn't already working on it, which I assume they are.)
As to a PowerMac port: it has been suggested to me that the Copland
microkernel might be able to host foreign operating systems, assuming
that Apple chooses to publish enough of the microkernel layer interface.
Will they? Who knows? If they do, however, it should obviate the need for
detailed hardware knowledge.