Subject: Re: Embedded NetBSD?
To: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rick Kelly <email@example.com>
Date: 10/29/2001 18:51:02
Greg A. Woods said:
>I suspect you and the others are drastically mis-understanding the
>psychology of developers who are building embedded systems and who are
>now using M$-based systems to host their development efforts.
In the situation that I was in, the developers had to make due with the
equipment and software that the Pointy Haired Bosses gave them.
>I'll bet you a beer that very very very few developers of embedded
>systems will ever consider NetBSD as their target platform and at the
>same time won't also choose to host their efforts on NetBSD itself too.
We were designing a network appliance. The OS of choice was going to
be NetBSD as it was the cleanest BSD out there and because of the
We were already using VxWorks, PSOS, and a bunch of other proprietary
tools under Windows NT 4.0.
I was driving the NetBSD effort, and I needed to supply a software solution
that didn't need any hardware other than what we already hand.
The model used by UWIN seemed to fit the situation.
>Now if there were to be a project to get VxWorks development
>environments hosted on *BSD workstations then there might be some chance
>of getting some projects to consider moving to *BSD for their target
>systems as well....
The Windriver web site doesn't seem to say exactly which platforms their
software is hosted on these days.
Rick Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org www.rmkhome.com