Subject: Re: make kernel question
To: Phil Nelson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/03/1997 15:17:03
Phil Nelson writes:
> >HOWEVER, I will say this: the next release is likely to be worth
> >it. We'll have the bus_dma stuff fixed (which will fix bounce buffer
> >issues now and forever on all architectures), probably real PCMCIA
> >support, probably real ATAPI support, far improved VM, etc., etc.
> Would you call these changes big enough to warrant a 2.0 instead of
> a 1.3?

Probably not.

I'd say we should switch to 2.0 when kernel threads/SMP shows up,
by the end of this year (hopefully)...

Of course, thats just my opinion...

I've never had much respect for the whole "bump the version number as
fast as possible" game. I realize that for marketing reasons we should
call it NetBSD 7.0, but...