Subject: Re: FreeBSD CD-ROM 2.0.5 - Any SPARC Porting Underway?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Pete Delaney <pete@RockyMountain.Rahul.Net>
Date: 08/29/1995 01:56:45
> >Anyone know if 'anyone' has raised any Legal issues with BSDI or Chris Torek
> >on his SPARC Stuff in the BSD release. I was currious why it wasn't on
> >the CD. With Dave Miller making big time progress on SPARC on Linux and
> >Chris Torek's stuff I would think about three man months from now we could
> >have FreeBSD running on the sun4c.
> That's correct. In fact, someone has already done a port of the Sparc code
> to an earlier version of FreeBSD...but it would need a LOT of work to port the
> port to -current.
I don't suppose you know:
1. Who did it?
2. Where a copy of it is?
3. Why it wasn't integrated into the release?
4. What the problems are?
5. If some of the NetBSD guys would like to help.
> I will get to it eventually (I have a Sparc sitting next to
> me), but at the moment I'm too busy with other things in FreeBSD (namely, the
> 2.1 release).
Since the previous version didn't make it into the release, I wonder if have
this be more than a one man show might help increase the odds. If we could get
a few guys working on this I would think the odds greatly improved. I've got
plenty of sparkstations that I can use here at RockyMountain. What have you
been plaining to do?