Subject: Re: the sorry state of open source
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 04/16/2007 18:45:59
On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> It'd be nice if somebody took the time to contact the author a about
> NetBSD.  He doesn't seme to know that (a) NetBSD is not dead and

Can you remind me of the official answer to Charles' statement?
I'll be happy to point him at that...

> (b)
> that binary packages are created for 3.0 on purpose, so that they also
> work on 3.1 (hence no point in building extra binary packages on 3.1).

He doesn't talk about binary packages per se, but the lack of an 
i386pkg.iso file. Which really didn't exist up until a few weeks ago.
And which I made manually (as usual) as binary packages do not have any 
place in the NetBSD release engineering plan at all.

Which IMHO sucks.

  - Hubert