Subject: Re: standards/16334: Version of NetBSD on older systems
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/13/2002 22:43:30
On Sat, 13 Apr 2002, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 13, 2002 at 04:57:47AM -0700, wrote:
> > Could we expect a version for logabax, or more interesting, for
> > a little ORIC-1 or ORIC ATMOS for example ?
> Not unless a developer has one, you're willing to donate yours to a
> developer, or you're willing to do the development.
> (It's basically impossible to port to a given architecture without
> having a machine of that architecture to work with.)
> > Write to you ?
> Not as a bug-report, please. (Lack of support may be considered a
> bug, I guess, but that's not really what the GNATS system is used
> for.)

Yes, and the request is in the wrong category, besides. ("standards"
is for POSIX conformance and such.)

> In any case, just asking is probably not enough. :^> If you've got
> the technical know-how, get started. You might want to get started
> by running NetBSD on an architecture you have and we support, take
> part in the port- mailing list for that architecture to get a feel
> for NetBSD, then see about porting to the architectures you'd like
> to see support for.
> If you'd prefer to just lend or donate your machines to an
> interested developer, follow the directions on:

If you're interested in NetBSD, the mailing lists are the primary

and here's an interesting overview of NetBSD and some close cousins
that you might find interesting as well