Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG **
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Date: 02/22/1999 23:00:38
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On Mon, Feb 22, 1999 at 06:03:41PM -0800, David Brownlee wrote:
> Emulation compatability page:
> 	As suggested by David Maxwell <>.
> 	Definitely a good idea - would you be willing to start collecting
> 	the information on this, and then we could look towards putting
> 	them up in an online database. Even then we would need someone to
> 	vet the entries - interested in the job?

It came to mind since I've had friends who were unaware of the supported
binary emulations despite being Unix-savvy. They also couldn't find
details without my suggesting going into the port-specific pages.

Btw, wasn't binary emulation a NetBSD first? Later ported to the other
FreeOSs ?

Sure. That's something I can do with my current skills. As much as I'd
love to spend more time learning kernel internals and playing with 
device drivers etc, I can probably make a much more direct contribution
in this way for now. I'll set something up on one of my machines here
for review and it can either live off-site like the mailing list searches
or someone can arrange for it to live on a server.

I'll have a working demo up by Mar 1st. (Hold me to it :-)

David Maxwell,| --> Mastery of UNIX, like
mastery of language, offers real freedom. The price of freedom is always dear,
but there's no substitute. Personally, I'd rather pay for my freedom than live
in a bitmapped, pop-up-happy dungeon like NT. - Thomas Scoville