Subject: Re: Pegasos port status
To: Allen Briggs <briggs@NetBSD.org>
From: Raquel Velasco and Bill Buck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/13/2006 07:50:41
Hi Allen. :)
Have you seen this:
The Pegasos schematics are there for download. You have to join as a
FREE Developer Member first, but they are there and you can get them.
Genesi just joined the Board of Directors of Power.org and there are
a few new things about to happen. In the meanwhile, you are welcome
to join these Developer Programs as well:
We would like to see more NetBSD participation (the hardware is free
if you are approved) - especially for the EFIKA which will be used
for this effort:
On Jul 13, 2006, at 7:44 AM, Allen Briggs wrote:
> FWIW, I also have Pegasos box. I haven't had a chance to seriously
> look at porting to it. I'll point out that it is much easier to
> work from documentation than trying to reverse-engineer what other
> people have done. I have run into several cases where open source
> folks have written incorrect code--whether through misreading docs
> or through having to guess when docs aren't available or easily
> obtainable. While it's possible to get things "working", these
> mistakes can lead to "inexplicable" behavior and kludges to "fix"
> the problems. I'm not saying that would be the case here--just
> that Matt's desire for the real docs is not unreasonable...
> Also FWIW, I've run into plenty of developer documentation that
> was wrong, too. And a few places where schematics weren't updated,
> too. So nothing's perfect, but even with a few errors here or
> there, docs/schematics are far better than the lack of them.
> Use NetBSD! http://www.NetBSD.org/