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Re: netbsd status
On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 03:36:57PM -0400, Scott Bartram wrote:
> Here is an overview of the NetBSD porting efforts for 1.2.2 and 1.3.1.
> Except where noted, all of this applies to NetBSD-1.5.1/i386.
Thanks for posting this :).
> * 1.2.2
> The current 1.2.2 tree compiles and seems to run correctly except for
> one anomaly I can't explain yet. When I run a simple thread test program
> using java, it runs correctly. When I run the same code using java_g,
> I get assertion errors in the green_theads schedule.c where it is
> validating signal masks. Weird.
> * 1.3.1 runs JBoss/Tomcat
> I have successfully run JBoss/Tomcat using the 1.3.1 build. It is
> noticeably faster than 1.2.2.
Good to hear.
> * 1.3.1 won't connect to anything but :0.0
> I can't get a 1.3.1 build to connect to any display except :0.0. It's
> failing in the XOpenDisplay which I can't explain yet. I'm building
> with XFree 4.1.0 so I'm going to try building/running with version 3
> to see if anything changes.
As an aside, if you define HAVE_DPS as yes, does it link with the dps
libraries in XFree86 4 cleanly?
I'm running with XFree86 3.3.6, but haven't tried displaying remotely
I must admit.
> * 1.3.1 goes into busy loop for programs using awt/x
> When testing any gui code, the main window will get drawn (after a
> long delay) and then it just goes into a busy loop. It appears to
> be a write/SIGIO/poll/write... loop which does not happen at all
> with non-gui code. However, this morning, I actually got it to
> run the Notepad demo on the local display for the first time. More
> debugging is required...
It might be worth waiting now that Sun have released a new 1.3.1 SCSL
distribution and seeing if any of these problems are fixed by it.
I've downloaded it, but haven't imported it into the repo yet.
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