Subject: Re: Embedded NetBSD?
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Andrew Cagney <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/29/2001 16:54:43
> [ 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!

Sorry, but this is funny.  Time passes the words change but the issue 
remains the same.  This time the buzword is embedded.  Last time it was 

It is wrong to assume that someone porting NetBSD to a new platorm will 
have access to an existing [native] NetBSD environment.  It is 
reasonable, however, to assume that they will have access to a UNIX like 
environment such as AIX, MINIX, Linux, CYGWIN, OpenBSD and even, gasp,