Subject: Re: NetBSD momentum
To: Bruno <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 12/30/2004 11:27:27
On Thu, Dec 30, 2004 at 11:20:00AM +0000, Bruno wrote:
> Richard Rauch wrote:
> >* Plot a chart of some kind showing different OSs and archetecture
> >  types---and measure how long, for each combination, it took
> >  for each port of each OS to go from "I'm doing an <x> port" to
> >  "It's booting multi-user".  Maybe throw outliers at one or both
> >  ends and compute an average time-to-port for each OS.  "If you
> >  want a port of a UNIX-like OS to a new platform, here's how long
> >  it takes..."
> >
> Not that many people outside the NetBSD community think portability as a 
> priority. I'm sure that chart would benefit NetBSD, but it would seem to 

It's not for everyone.  (^&

For those to whom speed-to-port is important, this is an issue.
I didn't mean that NetBSD is *everybody's* OS.  Much less did I
mean that *everybody* could or would be convinced by a single issue.

  "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."