Subject: Re: ports <-> products list
To: Jonathan Cline <>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.ORG>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 01/06/2000 00:46:20
	If people are willing to contribute the information, we can put
	up the page.

	If anyone is interested in working on this... just get in touch.


On Thu, 30 Dec 1999, Jonathan Cline wrote:

> I'd like to suggest a web page which answers the following type of question:
> "Which port of netbsd do I need to run on my <brand-name product I just
> bought>"
> or,
> "I want to run netbsd on a <platform type>, so what <brand-name product>
> should I buy and which port should I use?"
> For example, I've been looking at PDAs; different brands & models have
> different CPU's; it is not apparent to me which, if any, port of netbsd might run
> on any of the brands & models.  (Or which, if any, might be deserving of some
> dev support.)  Currently, there's a list of ports, and what CPUs are supported
> by the port, but it's rather obfuscated.
> Another example, I have been wondering if I should invest in another
> architecture other than PC-clone; I'd like to be able to browse a list of
> products I can look at buying, knowing that they run netbsd.  (I don't know
> much about non-PC's, except that they're better :o)
> (If anyone has suggestions on a non-PC-platform to use for general development
> & networking, not necessarily screaming performance, I wouldn't mind hearing
> about it, something less than $500, and not legacy.)