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Re: bootloader issue

I had no idea how close the Atari port was to being axed! So glad it was saved.

Maybe it's worth putting a note up in the news section here:
..and in the upcoming 4.x / 5.x release notes as well. Some people may have tried installing on Atari over the past decade and just given up before coming to the mailing list. Just pointing out that it works again may be enough to get some more users.

I think I'll do a post over here shortly:

David Ross

----- Original Message ----- From: "T. Makinen" <tjamaloo%gmail.com@localhost>
To: "Izumi Tsutsui" <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost>
Cc: <dross%pobox.com@localhost>; <port-atari%netbsd.org@localhost>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: bootloader issue

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 7:03 PM, Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost> wrote:
David Ross wrote:

netbsd-5 200901180000Z works as well!

That's really great :-)

The Atari port had been one of my concerns since
I put (untested) fixes for MI softintr(9) changes
back on March 2007, to appease some developers who claimed
"such old, non-buildable and unmaintained port should be axed."

That's great! Now we can see that it's worth to keep up with old ports
(it seems that retro computing is quite popular nowadays) :)

Actually it had had much more problem other than softint, but
now I'm really glad to see active users who are playing on
their favorite hardware ;-)

Now that we have working NetBSD/Atari and release 5 coming, hopefully we
can attract more Atari users to NetBSD!


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