To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Richard Snow <email@example.com>
Date: 05/27/2003 15:08:00
Hello I just recently joined the list. I recently upgraded my kernel to
current but wasn't able
to complete installing the rest of current because of an error I already
I am a disabled veteran and have been playing around with open source
software for several years now (when did Redhat 5.2 come out?)
So anyway I have a fair amount of time to devote to this stuff. My
coding skills are not stellar. I can schlep applications in C that do
what I want but I am not real strong on designing nice user interfaces.
I just recently started playing with GUI tools like tcl/tk and the tk
interface in Python. I have only written 1 real program with a gui that
works right, burnmp3.tcl which is a little utility that lets me download
playlists from MP3.com and pick songs to burn to CDR. I have not ported
this to NetBSD yet, though I believe all of the programs that it uses as
dependencies are there.
I switched to NetBSD from trying several different versions of linux on
my new hardware (a $200 PC from Walmart), and none of them were
completely satisfactory to me. Now that I have installed the current
kernel all of my hardware works. With the 1.6.1 installed kernel, my
sound didn't work.
I am using NetBSD mostly because I have a VAX and it is easier to set up
the NetBSD boot for the VAX system under NetBSD than under the different
versions of Linux I tried.
Also I should be able to compile current netbsd for the VAX once the
build problems are straightened out.
Compiling directly on the VAX takes an inordinate amount of time.