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Fwd: [oshug] OSHUG 58 — Getting started with NetBSD on embedded platforms Pt. 2, Thursday 18th May.

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Subject: [oshug] OSHUG 58 - Getting started with NetBSD on embedded
platforms Pt. 2, Thursday 18th May.
Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 12:37:22 +0100
From: Andrew Back <>
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Registration is now open for the fifty-eighth meeting, which will
provide a hands-on introduction to NetBSD on embedded platforms, picking
up where the workshop left off at the previous meeting in April.




Event #58 - Getting started with NetBSD on embedded platforms Pt. 2

On the 18 May 2017, 18:00 - 20:00 at BCS London, 1st Floor, The Davidson
Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA.


- Workshop scope

Following on from the previous workshop, we will be continuing with the
theme of NetBSD on embedded platforms. This time covering GPIO access
with lua and rapid development with Rump kernel, which we did not get to
in the previous workshop due to the lack of time.

If you did not get to attend the previous workshop, not to worry, notes
are available [1] and assistance will be provided on the day.


- Participant requirements

You will need to bring:

* Your own laptop (running Windows, Linux or Mac OS X);
* A Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone Black;
* An appropriate SD card for your board;
* USB card reader to write a new OS image onto said SD card;
* An ethernet cable to connect board to laptop and/or a USB UART/FTDI
adapter to access the board via the serial console.

- Windows 10 users

Install Windows Subsystem for Linux.

- Windows 10 / Linux (Debian/Ubuntu) users

Install the following packages:

* build-essential
* zlib1g-dev
* flex
* libc6-dev-i386

- Mac OS X users

Install GCC or clang via Xcode or command line tools.

- All

Everyone should fetch the source code for NetBSD:

Download all source archives (.tgz files) from .

(It is likely the above URL will become invalid as old builds are purged
and new ones are generated. Substitute 201705090750Z with the most
recent release available on

Any questions should be directed to the discussion list.

- Hosted by

Sevan Janiyan is founder of Venture 37, which provides system
administration & consultancy services. As a fan of operating systems and
computers with different CPU architectures, in his spare time he
maintains builds of open source software on a variety of systems
featuring PowerPC, SPARC and armv7l CPUs. He hopes to own a NeXTcube &
OMRON LUNA-88K2 one day.

Note: Please aim from 17:30 onwards for an 18:00 start

Andrew Back

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