Subject: Re: X for PMAG-CA?
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/29/1999 09:22:28
Jonathan Stone wrote:

> Andy Doran writes:
> >No, it's not part of 1.4. 1.4 doesn't support the PMAG-CA. More on this in
> >a few days.
> Which is a good point to congratulate Andy for the sterling effort
> he's put into supporting these undocumented cards and improving
> graphics-console perforance in general. Thanks, Andy!


> At one point Andy and I kicked around the idea of including a PMAG-C
> patchkit (for 1.4) with the 1.4 distribution. I guess that's what
> we'll hear about in a few dayhs.
> I'd be happy to even include binary kernels in misc/, for those who
> have PMAG-Cs and who want to install NetBSD (since to build patches
> you'd have to install in the first place, which means monkeying around
> with hardware or finding a serial terminal).  The patches would be
> clearly and unmistakably marked as UNSUPPORTED software, though.
> (They depend on rather extensive retructuring of the rcons blitting
> code, and those missed the 1.4 cutoff deadline).

I'll plan on doing this.  Please yell and jump if I don't include a
-current GENERIC kernel in installation/misc.  Hmm, do we want an
install kernel that understands the PMAG-C?  That could start to get