Subject: Re: Losing Wince?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/31/2001 15:02:03
According to Rasputin:
>Hi there, I was wondering if any of the smaller ports of NetBSD
>(hpcmips, hpcarm and friends) allow you to do away with winCE altogether,
>rather than booting the NetNSD kernel from WinCE?
AFAIK not at the moment. The Linux people can so it is possible.
>Someone told me the StrongARM ROM was reprogrammable, so couldn't
>these architectures overwrite wince with NetBSD?
One of the big barriers to doing this is that if you screw up the
bootstrap loader there is no going back - you have a dead machine
unless you have some very specialised equipment (a JTAG boundary
programmer) and are able to do some SMD rework, at least, that is what
was explained to me a while back. Given this there is some reluctance
to doing the development ;-)
Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, BAE SYSTEMS