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Re: loadbsd and color Xorg wsfb/Amiga current status

On Sat, 25 Feb 2023 at 23:19, Carlos Milán Figueredo
<cmilanf%hispamsx.org@localhost> wrote:
> From: David Brownlee <abs%absd.org@localhost>
> Sent: jueves, 23 de febrero de 2023 17:36
> Subject: Re: loadbsd and color Xorg wsfb/Amiga current status
> > I would suggest the best plan would be to focus on NetBSD/current
> > and the upcoming netbsd-10 release, so if feasible we can have the
> > best amiga support. Anyone who wants to try a fresh install of
> > NetBSD/amiga can also hopefully be guided to netbsd-10 between now
> > and the official release.
> It looks like the most effort efficient option. So I installed the daily build of netbsd-10 with very good results: X11R7 in full color; as stated before, speed is not great but it is usable.
> I just uploaded a video capture of my Amiga 1200 running it here [1]. Please ignore the sporadic screen blinking, it is a minor use with my capture hardware, nothing to do with NetBSD itself. The default window manager configuration is far better than the one I was using until now from netbsd-7.2, I am quite happy with it.

Nice. As you said, not blazing fast, but pretty impressive for a home
machine from 1992, with an upgrade holding a CPU designed in 1994 :)

IIRC nia@ and others spent some time getting ctwm imported and set up
to provide a better (but still lightweight) default window manager,
and amiga is a perfect port to showcase it

I noticed a warning about dhcpd in the boot - do you have dhcpd=YES in
rc.conf (I think dhcpcd=YES is usually what is wanted)

> By the way, I am really missing wget and curl from the pkgsrc repository. I am using the 10.0_2022Q4 [2]. Is this the correct one?

I tend to just use the stock NetBSD ftp as a minimal ftp + http +
https download tool, but I agree wget & curl provide more bells &

It looks like there are are not that many packages for netbsd-10 on
amiga (yet), hopefully more will appear over time


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