Subject: Re: "Multia" AXPpci machine?
To: None <>
From: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@NIAGARA.NECTAR.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/04/1996 08:45:11
> Does NetBSD run on Turbochanneled machinery?  I thought I heard it was
> dropped?

Yes, NetBSD/Alpha does run on TC boxes.  However, the last time i had
a chance to work on any of the TC code was in _December_, and it has
some serious problems (like not dealing with keyboard/mouse/video at

It's not that support for TurboChannel machines has been "dropped."
The problem is that i have no TurboChannel machines to develop on, and
these days am being given a very limited amount of time to work on
developing NetBSD/Alpha... and so there are higher-priority things to
deal with.

Where i left it in December, the TurboChannel support was still stable
(it had been my main development platform, for the initial stages of
the port), and the disk images and binaries i ship should boot fine on
TC boxes.  I can't always actually _test_ them on TC boxes, but i've
not changed the code in a while...

In the fullness of time, i _do_ expect to see or write support for
currently-unsupported TurboChannel hardware, e.g. the
keyboard/mouse/etc., but it may be a while.  However, if you'd like to
help...  8-)