Subject: Re: Whad aboud Iyonix support?
To: Erhard F. <>
From: Reinoud Zandijk <>
List: port-acorn32
Date: 01/02/2003 16:50:03
Hi Erhard,

On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 12:31:50PM +0100, Erhard F. wrote:
> simple question: is a Iyonix port being considered or better already in 
> progress?
> and how long will it take to emerge from current to a stable version. I 
> suspect 1.6.1 would be far to early? ;-)

Phew! Thats a hard question ... I would like to consider it and work on it 
only if i had docs and a machine to work on. The first step towards more 
generic support for Acorn32 derived machines is allready taken by creating 
a new even more extend bootloader.

One minor problem with the Iyonix will propably be that it needs a new 
port/base to start with derived from the evbarm port since its chipset is 
quite different from the `normal' Acorn machines. It would be neat to have 
it run NetBSD though!

So concluding its mainly a factor of me having a machine and some time to 
work on it. I can't afford to buy the machine myself but if Castle (that 
was the company wasn't it?) is willing to give details and provide a 
machine i wouldn't mind giving it a try ;)

NetBSD/acorn32 portmaster