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Re: New portmaster for NetBSD/ofppc

On 09-Jan-2008 doomwarrior wrote:
> I'm a little bit confused, isn't he NetBSD/prep responsible for RS6000?

It is slightly confusing. Here is the breakdown for IBM RS/6000 machines:

ofppc:  CHRP (OpenFirmware) based RS/6000's. Generally black machines.
prep: PReP based machines.  Beige with PCI.
rs6000: (in progress still)  Beige with MCA.

The differences in the machines is basically the firmware they ship with, and
that is the dividing line for which port they run.  This is generally the case
with most of the PowerPC ports, the firmware is what divides them up.

Anything reasonably new from IBM will be targeted on ofppc, as they stopped
shipping PReP based machines many years ago.

Tim Rightnour <root%garbled.net@localhost>
NetBSD: Free multi-architecture OS http://www.netbsd.org/
Genecys: Open Source 3D MMORPG: http://www.genecys.org/

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