Subject: Re: NetBSD on PowerPC?
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/30/1995 01:01:43
In article <>,
George Neville-Neil  <> wrote:
> 	I'm just wondering if anyone has ported NetBSD to the PowerPC?
>     I didn't see anything like this on the WWW server.

People keep asking about it but nobody's doing it.  So, I suggest that
those who want it either do it, or put there money where there mouth is. 
I can't do it myself (no time, can't afford equip yet, not sure I know
enough to write a pmap, etc.), but I'll offer $100 to the core team to
either do a port to PReP or to redistribute to someone else who they
trust to do the work.  If enough other people are willing to do that,
they can buy a PReP machine (Moto sells a very complete 604 based board
for $1200 or so -- add ram and SCSI disk and you're set, or even boot
from the net to begin with.  A very minimal system for use as a target
for cross development could be built for $1600 or so, less if you can
use spare parts lying around). 

Anyone else willing to do more than talk?