Subject: Re: New port
To: KukatMichael <Kukat@steinhilber.de>
From: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
Date: 09/13/2000 11:19:59
This seems like a another good step in the direction of making NetBSD run
on every piece of hardware, just because it's there ;-)
On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 10:33:39AM +0200, KukatMichael wrote:
> communications controller) with SCSI, 2 serial ports, and LANCE
> ethernet, this controller has its own 68000 and needs an own kernel for
> it. (This could be stolen from the original MUNIX distribution first
A Lance onto which you need to download 68k code to make it go?
That sounds weird..
> So, how can i find some more guys being interested in ports on this
> machine, how could this port (experimental for now) included on the
> netbsd site to be "started trying" or so?
I'm sure the www guys will take care of mentioning it.
> The port name for the MIPS-based
> series could be "cadmusrc", based on the name /RC of the series. Machine
> names i know are 9600/RC and 9900/RC, i have both of them, and i don't
> know of other machines in the /RC series besides them. On the other
> hand, we could name it just "cadmus" or "pcs" and divide it into 3
> subtrees. I can't say if the hardware besides the CPU is the same, so 3
> basic trees might be better. (If someone wants to contribute m68k and
> /FX (i860) series).
Given previous names, I would suggest either "cadmusmips" or "pcsmips".
The 68k version would then be "cadmus68k" or "pcs68k". This keeps
things in tune with, for example, "news68k" and "newsmips".
Frank van der Linden firstname.lastname@example.org
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