Subject: MacBSD on newer Macs
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Brad Salai <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 05/17/1995 16:25:44
In a note to the Linux mailing list, allen briggs said:

>As you point out, this has been a problem for NetBSD/mac, but my
>opinion is that it's largely a problem because there aren't people
>with the right interest/skills/machinery combination to get the
>work done to support new systems.  I don't have the cash to go out
>and buy newer machines and few people seem willing or able to do
>more than "test kernels for you."  This may not be a problem for
>Linux--there seem to be a lot of developer types out there.

I am one of the people are not able to do more than "test kernals" at least
in a technical sense. However, I would like to see MacBSD running on the
newer macs, the PowerMacs especially if that makes sense in other ways
(that is, is the 6100 for example a good target for a NetBSD port from a
technical standpoint, availability of machines, interest, and similar
considerations) and it appears to me that there are enough people on this
list that a small contribution from most of us would be enough to secure a
development machine if that is what it takes to get started.

I am very sensitive about volunteering others to do what will be a lot of
work, but if the desire is there, and all that is needed is some hardware,
I think we should be able to make it happen. I'd bet if we each contributed
something like the cost of a copy of MSDOS, (say US$50) we would collect
enough to buy a 6100 in short order.

Putting on asbestos jacket and standing back for responses,


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