Subject: Macronix MX98713 support for 'de'?
To: None <>
From: Mike Smith <>
List: tech-net
Date: 07/27/1998 17:01:55
This posting seeks to locate developers interested in adding support 
for the Macronix MX98713 and adapters based on this part to the 'de' 
driver.  Such work would be of immediate benefit to both the FreeBSD 
and NetBSD groups.

The Macronix MX98713 is a clone of the Digital DC2114x 'tulip' family.
Documentation for these parts is available from Macronix' website
(  Support for these parts already exists in the Linux
tulip driver.  Cards featuring the MX98713 typically retail around
US$35.oo or so in one-off quantities, making them an extremely cheap
100bTX solution for PCI systems.

We have already attempted to contact Matt Thomas (the maintainer of this
driver), with no response. This may mean that he's not interested, or
just too busy, and this solicitation is not meant as a snub, but rather
just a widening of the net.

If you're interested in working on this, please contact me off these 
lists to reduce followup noise.  You may also want to try contacting 
Matt ( to coordinate your work.

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