Subject: Re: RealAudio
To: Tom T. Thai <>
From: Christopher R. Bowman <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/31/1997 12:51:26
On Thu, 30 Oct 1997, Tom T. Thai wrote:

> On Thu, 30 Oct 1997, Ted Lemon wrote:
> > 
> > > get lots of twisting going! :)  I am getting tired of seeing all this
> > > support out there for Linux and FreeBSD but no native support for NetBSD.
> > 
> > All we have to do to fix this problem is increase our installed base
> > to the point where it makes more sense to port to NetBSD than FreeBSD
> > or Linux.   It's a SMOM.
> let's start by asking why isn't our install base as big as the others..
> From what I can see:
> 	1. ease of installation
> 	2. documentation (I'm working on this)
> 	3. doesn't have much content.
> what else? 

4. Frequency of releases, current is suppose to be experimental but (at
least in the mac68k port) people are constantly told to try current
to get this or that feature.  I really think that a yearly release
cycle is to long.

5. Availability of simple to use CDROMs for installation. I know
that there is a cdrom out there with netbsd stuff on it, but having
one offical FreeBSD CDROM to my mind is a good thing.

> mass conformity doesn't always tell much about the efficiency of the
> OS, but we do need more drivers and support from vendors.  I don't mean to
> start an OS war, but I would like for all of us NetBSD users and
> developers to figure out how to better promote our OS.  So let's start
> finding the areas we need to work on and do it together.
> ..............          ....................................
> Thomas T. Thai          Infomedia Interactive Communications
>             TEL 612.376.9090 * FAX 612.376.9087

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