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Re: Regarding the ULTRIX and OSF1 compats

Le 16/03/2019 à 10:12, Johnny Billquist a écrit :
On 2019-03-16 09:45, Maxime Villard wrote:
Le 16/03/2019 à 06:23, John Nemeth a écrit :
On Mar 15, 10:31pm, Michael Kronsteiner wrote:
} i have this discussion today aswell... considering 64/32bit machines.
} if you want ultrix, install ultrix. if you want osf1/dec unix/tru64
} install that. being able to run ummm.... nearly 20 year old binaries...
} well. if thats what you want be prepared for a ride. i never ran
} "foreign" binaries on a BSD. and i often compile myself even on more
} "user friendly" systems.

      By any chance, have you seen our About page:
http://www.netbsd.org/about/ ?  The second paragraph reads thus:

One of the primary focuses of the NetBSD project has been to make
the base OS highly portable. This has resulted in NetBSD being
ported to a large number of hardware platforms. NetBSD is also
interoperable, implementing many standard APIs and network protocols,
and emulating many other systems' ABIs.

Emulating other systems is fundamental to what NetBSD is about.

This is a really simplistic answer. It is not difficult to see that our
website does not reflect reality at all.

So, what is the reality then, in your opinion?

The reality is that our compat layers are largely unmaintained and broken.
One would have to be very dumb to believe that this constitutes a USP.

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