Subject: Re: NetBSD/next (was: Re: NeXTBSD - 4.4BSD for NeXTstep machines)
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Christian Kuhtz <email@example.com>
Date: 02/09/1996 09:34:44
der Mouse wrote:
> > I'm already working on parts of what may be the start of a port at
> > some point (evaluating feasibility and planning) and am looking for
> > others willing to help.
> You and me and at least one other person I know of :-)
Cool :).. get them in touch with me so I can add them to the ports-next
list which will be created on Monday.
> I currently know how to talk to screen, keyboard, and Ethernet; this
> should be enough to build something that will boot and run diskless.
Hmm, what we really need is serial. At this point I'd rather have that
available than screen/keyboard, because I only have one set of
monitor/keyboard/mouse, but three spare '030's in the cube :).
> The major thing I'm lacking at present is time to work on it. I'm at
> the stage where I'm about to wade into one of the other
> 68040-supporting ports with a machete and see if I can lobotomize it to
> the point where it at least comes up far enough to fail to exec init.
Well, when you get a chance, I'm sure we all would more than appreciate
> > I'm currently looking at ripping some of the Plan9 pieces out and
> > recycling them for NetBSD/next. Or at least intelligently learning
> > from Plan9. (Plan9 has been ported to the NeXT platform and the also
> > support the mono graphics).
> Plan9 source is available free? Where?
No, but I think it'd be nice to look at Plan9 to find out how the NeXT
hardware works, since they've written drivers for a lot of stuff on the
NeXT -- first thing we need to do is probably contact the Plan9 group and
possibly find out where they got their information from...
http://plan9.att.com/ is behaving rather strangely lately, but that's where
the info about the distribution resides..
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