Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG **
To: David Maxwell <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/22/1999 21:08:52
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From: David Brownlee <>
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Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG **
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On Mon, 22 Feb 1999, David Maxwell wrote:

> 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.
	Hmm - we have a 'Supported Hardware' page. Might be an idea to
	have a 'software features' page also, which would of course
	include binary emulation...

	Each individual port should also mention binary compatability
	options. If you want to come up with any extra text and send
	webpage diff in, please do!

> Btw, wasn't binary emulation a NetBSD first? Later ported to the other
> FreeOSs ?
	I believe so.

> 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 would expect it to be very easy to persuade people to have it
	up on :)

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

	(grins) - will do so!


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