Subject: Re: XFree86 on NetBSD/alpha
To: Frank van der Linden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 10/24/1999 09:49:53
On Fri, 22 Oct 1999 13:55:59 +0200
Frank van der Linden <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I agree. While it's a good choice to stick to our own servers because
> they're more "sane" and currently faster on one side, it would be dangerous
> to consider XFree to be "icky PeeCee stuff", and ignore it for the alpha.
> It has quite a bit of momentum behind it. Before you know it, it will
> provide good support for a range of hardware on the alpha, but on
> platforms other than NetBSD. At which point nobody will care about
> NetBSD being the first free OS on the alpha, or about how sane our
> own X server code is.
> In other words: it should at least be made certain that XFree on
> the alpha will support NetBSD.
I didn't say "ignore it for the Alpha". I said "ignore it for the TGA,
SFB, SFB+, etc."
The TGA and SFB/SFB+ are essentially the same chip, so why not have a
unified server those THOSE devices which uses the NetBSD Sane Framebuffer
For icky PC-like hardware, use icky PC code :-)
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>