Subject: Re: 4.0_BETA fails to install ^U free vax
To: John Klos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2006 16:43:45
On Oct 4, 2006, at 11:04 AM, John Klos wrote:
>> It seems NetBSD is "porking out" to the point where it's just not
>> practical to run it on a VAX anymore. I find this *extremely*
>> disappointing but I don't know what to do about it.
> NetBSD 3 still runs just fine on VAXen. All of the current issues with
> NetBSD 4 are due to the move to gcc 4. Yes, NetBSD is getting bigger,
> but that's the price we all have to accept if we want to run a modern,
> secure OS on ancient hardware. All things considered, I'm still quite
> impressed - not only can we still run a modern OS, but people are
> improving the port AND bringing proper VAX support into gcc 4. That's
> no small task!
Pre-2.0 is still a "modern OS" is most, if not all respects, and it
runs like a scalded dog compared to >=2.0. Adding feature upon feature
upon feature does not necessarily imply "modern".
Cape Coral, FL