Subject: Status report
To: None <port-hp300@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 08/15/1996 11:44:47
Yah, you haven't been hearing from me for a while... "swamped" is the word
I would use to describe my schedule recently. There's a lot of
back-email I still haven't gotten a chance to reply to, and a lot of
pre-release foo I haven't gotten a chance to do yet. Be patient with me,
As a result of extreme busy-ness, I'm taking a short (5-day) vacation
starting today. I'll have e-mail access, but I plan on spending a good
portion of my time away from a CRT :-)
Here's what I plan to get to when I return (late Tuesday night):
- Finish the final check on the NetBSD/hp300 1.2 release, and
put the last pre-release snapshot up for FTP.
- Integrate some changes recently sent to me from Dave Carrel.
- Reply to the back-log of e-mail I have, including several
from hp300 users. To make this part easier, if folks could
post questions to the list, that would make my life much
easier (given the larger pool of people who can reply to
- Get cranking on hp300 development again, including:
* Merging a good amount of m68k code from the
various m68k ports into a common place. I've
done a fair bit of this so far, but need to
test the changes on more platforms (like
amiga and mvme68k).
* Finish up COMPAT_M68K4K and change the software
page size of the hp300 port to match the rest of
them. My COMPAT_M48K4K implementation should also
allow ports such as the sun3 to run old NetBSD/hp300
* Get working on new config again. This was stalled
due to time constraints and a pesky stray pointer bug.
Having the programmers manual for the Fujitsu SCSI
chip is a big help; the Sharp x68k system uses the
same SCSI chip, so an MI driver (a'la the MI 5380 driver)
will be forthcoming.
Anyhow, just wanted you folks to know that I'm still around. Keep your
ears open for the snapshot announcement middle-next week.
-- save the ancient forests - http://www.bayarea.net/~thorpej/forest/ --
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