Subject: PowerBooks and MacBSD development
To: MacBSD General Mailing List <>
From: Brad Grantham Featuring 24 Hour Alarm <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 04/03/1994 15:36:40 (Kent C. Ritchie) Wrote:
> Subject: MacBSD on Duo 210
> I was just writing to say I have a Duo 210 (sans FPU) and would be willing
> to test stuff once it is to that stage. [...]

tamm@MIT.EDU (Steven L. Tamm) Wrote:
> Subject: MacBSD Help
> What can I do to help...
> I have a PB 180, and would like to run unix. What can I help you with?

PowerBook and Duo development has stalled because neither Allen, Mike,
Lawrence, or myself have machines to test on.  If fortunate users have
PowerBooks or Duos and would like to help develop a port of MacBSD,
there are two things you can do:

(1) let me borrow your PB (unlikely)

(2) set up a cross-compiler environment and try figuring out the PB power
 management chip, which stands in the way of using ADB *and* serial.  If
 you are interested, I will brain-dump everything I know to you, including
 help on setting up the cross-compiler.  (You'd need another UNIX.  MacMiNT
 probably won't compile it with only 8M.)

I'm not interested in putting the effort into compiling kernels, sending
them to you to be tested, and then having you read the results back to
me; that's just too slow.  The obvious alternatives are for me to run
the development cycle here, where I have a Mac II and all my knowledge
of the hardware, or for you to run the cycle yourself, where you can bang
at it and ask me questions.

If you are interested in either alternative, send me some personal mail.
Brad Grantham, ---------- Happily slaved to NetBSD/Mac68k!
 I think "make love, not war" is probably too extreme.  I think the sentiment
	might be better phrased, "make grudging tolerance, not war."
!!! UNIX forever, NT never, UNIX forever, NT never, UNIX forever, NT never !!!