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Re: HP9000/425e support at Open Source unConference 2014 Kagawa
On 20 April 2014 10:21, Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost> wrote:
> Recently Miod Vallat kindly sent his HP9000/425e to me after
> OpenBSD/hp300 EOL, and then I've been working on 425e device support
> of NetBSD/hp300.
> Last weekend I also exhibited the 425e on the NetBSD booth at
> Open Source unConference (small conference) 2014 Kagawa.
> There were also Raspberry Pi and Sharp NetWalker running NetBSD/evbarm.
> I'd like to show pictures of these NetBSD machines for advocacy :-)
> The conference room:
> There were various (~11) booth by open source groups and individuals.
> NetBSD booth:
> Unpacking HP9000/425e:
> Startup of Boot ROM monitor:
> Bootloader loading a kernel:
> Note sti(4) support was added the day before the conference:
> Booting NetBSD/hp300:
> Self dmesg:
> The "compact" 425e:
> apollo "Series 400" badge:
> People taking 425e pictures:
> Presentation by Ebihara-san (jun@):
> Sharp Netwalker running NetBSD/evbarm and "Xnp2" PC-9801 emulator:
> RPi running NetBSD/evbarm and Twitter client "mikutter":
> RPi running "XM6i" Sharp X680x0 emulator:
> Note it just says "Error occurs. Please reset." message..
> (xm6i is still unstable on arm, while it works fine on x86)
> HP9000/425e starting "mlterm-fb":
> mlterm is a terminal emulator for X11 and mlterm-fb also supports
> NetBSD's wscons based framebuffer, including hp300 sti(4) and
> other m68k machines like luna68k and x68k.
> mmap support for sti(4) framebuffer is not committed yet because
> it worked with very ugly hacks implemented for the conference.
> Furthermore, 256 color mode had some trouble (or too late to
> choose pseudo colors?) so demonstrated with --colors=false settings.
> HP9000/425e starting "tw" ruby-based Twitter client on mlterm-fb:
> So hard to create https connections:
> https timeout for streaming connection is "only" five seconds ;-(
> Twitter Timeline with user icon on HP9000/425e:
> It can also show attached pictures!:
> This is modified version of "tw" which has Sixel Graphic support
> by Araki Ken, an author of mlterm:
> "Tw" on HP9000/425e and "mikutter" on Pentium-M Let's Note:
> Back panel of HP9000/425e:
> 425e has a modern VGA connector so I don't have to prepare
> a Sync-on-Green CRT or VGA converter 8-)
> P.S. NetBSD sticker for your "Super-key" by kano@:
> More pictures are available on Togetter page (in Japanese):
> On NetBSD, m68k machines are still alive :-)
> Many thanks to Miod, and also Ebihara-san who holds NetBSD booth
> on *all* Open Source Conference in Japan:
Very cool indeed :)
I wonder what the performance of rdesktop or tightvncviewer would be
on some of those m68k machines? A possibly cute thing to do would be
have a little amd64 NetBSD box in the corner running xen with a
selection of Windows VMs and have a vnc viewer on the demo machines
"Oh, can this x68k box run Windows? Well, here is Win7, and here is
XP, and here is Vista, and...'
Actually a vnc client which ran direct onto wsdisplay could help with
(When demoing X on a sparc 1 I always found xkobo a nice game to show,
I wonder if an '030 or '040 would be fast enough...)
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