To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Ben Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/01/2000 17:47:00
I've just remembered I intended to mention this to the world (or a small
part of it) when the CVS server came back, so...
As some people have noticed, I'm working on getting NetBSD running on
architecture 2 (and 2a) ARM machines. This basically means the Acorn
Archimedes and successors (though obviously not the machines NetBSD/arm32
runs on). As a result of some interest from the rest of the world, I've
brought my work up to date with NetBSD-current, and I'm currently trying
to persuade my IRQ handlers to behave.
Answers to a few obvious questions:
Q: What's the point?
A: Hack value, mostly.
Q: When will it be ready?
A: Who knows? If I don't get bored, we might have init running in a few
months. If I do get bored (and no-one else does it), it could be
years. I haven't got an awful lot of spare time.
Q: How can I find out how it's going?
projnum=64> or <URL:http://cvs.tartarus.org/netbsd-arm26/>
Q: How can I help?
A: There's a TODO list somewhere in CVS, but it's mostly single-threading
for now. A better bootloader, DDB/KGDB support and sorting out a
sensible cross-building environment could all be usefully be done now,