Subject: Re: Embedded NetBSD?
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/29/2001 14:26:35
On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 01:55:44PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 20:19:31 (-0800), Jason R Thorpe wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
> >
> > Not just that ... people doing embedded systems work with NetBSD should
> > be able to do their development on Windows if they so choose.
> Why?  Especially when it means everyone else using NetBSD must
> effectively jump through unreasonable hoops!
> NetBSD is a far more suitable environment for hosting its own
> development as an embedded system than any other platform could ever
> possibly be!

NetBSD may be a far more suitable work environment for many tasks than
Linux, Windows... but people insist on doing the 'wrong' thing in those
cases too.

Technical requirements are only one piece of 'the real world', and
sometimes some technical idealism needs to be sacrificed in order to
gain some flexibility/marketability/cost-effectiveness...

Continuing to argue that those people (who aren't here to argue back)
are doing things badly really doesn't explain why other NetBSD
developers should pursue idealistic goals instead of pragmatic ones.
(Especially if someone has offered to pay them for the pragmatic ones.)

David Maxwell,| -->
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