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Re: NetBSD on tablets?
Hi David, list,
On Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:50:39 +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> On 28 July 2012 03:48, Pierre Pronchery <khorben%defora.org@localhost> wrote:
>> On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:08:37 -0700, Scrap Happy wrote:
>>> I assume this is sheer fantasy, but has any work been done on porting
>>> NetBSD to any of the "tablets" available?
>> Yes! I've been improving the DeforaOS desktop environment for tablets
>> lately (on NetBSD), and even won an award doing so (the AFULTab
>> contest). I was using the WeTab as hardware platform (x86-based, very
>> much like the ExoPC for instance).
>> The documentation submitted for this contest is there:
> Excellent stuff :)
Thank you :)
I will be presenting this at EuroBSDCon 2012 in Warsaw by the way.
>> DeforaOS itself is found at http://www.defora.org/. The website isn't
>> great but I'm working on it. The relevant parts are packaged in
>> pkgsrc-wip anyway:
> Just curious is there a single meta package to install everything, and
> are there any plans to move the packages into main pkgsrc?
Well, I have just written and committed wip/deforaos-desktop, which is a
meta package for the desktop environment.
About moving into main pkgsrc, I am optimistically hoping someone will
find it good enough to do it for me. I would love to see it there of
> So theoretically the existing NetBSD/zaurus port could be a good
> candidate to run the deforaos pkgsrc packages?
Yes, and as a matter of fact I even have the hardware. I am no longer
using it, but when I did I used the environment on OpenBSD/zaurus for a
while. I am curious to see how it well it would fare with NetBSD as a
What I would *really* like is to run the environment on a Nokia N900,
which is already partially supported by NetBSD. With a little more time...
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