Subject: Re: New port?
To: None <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-ports
Date: 11/22/2003 08:45:21
On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 02:19:38PM +1100, James Longworth wrote:
> Hi,
> I have several Cromemco System 2 machines (68000) which I think would make 
> an interesting NetBSD platform.

Real 68000? IIRC NetBSD needs at least 68010, for some restartable instruction
issue with original 68000 CPUs (but my memoires of this CPU family have faded
quite a bit, so this might just be wrong).

NetBSD needs a MMU - and there is no realistic chance (nor any work in progress
that I'm aware of) to lift this requirement any time soon.

> At the moment they're running Cromix.  I have complete software source and 
> a complete set of documentation for all of the software and hardware.

That is a quite ideal situation.

> What is the procedure for getting a new port going?

You need a volunteer to do the porting. Once it boots multi-user it can go
into the tree.