Subject: Re: NetBSD on PowerPC?
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ty Sarna <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/30/1995 01:01:43
In article <9503292203.AA10285@wa.abekas.com>,
George Neville-Neil <email@example.com> 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?