Subject: RE: Alright, damnit, this is getting annoying.
To: 'NetBSD/VAX list' <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Gunnar Helliesen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/12/1997 08:50:58
I'd have to disagree with you Dave. I'm running 1.2 release on my uVAXII
and it has been very stable:
8:42AM up 83 days, 11:23, 1 user, load averages: 0.46, 0.29, 0.24
I'm using a kernel that I built from the 1.2 sources.
I didn't try to install 1.2 from the TK50 tapes though, I already had
the system up with 1.1 so I just ftp'ed the .tar files over.
If I were installing a new system today I guess I'd try to use the 1.1
boot tapes to install a 1.2 system.
Apart from that I agree, we seriously need a new snapshot (with working
boot/install tapes this time). The snapshot should include the source so
that we have a frozen set of both binaries and source that we know work
(just like they're going to do with the next i386 snapshot).
Gunnar Helliesen | Bergen IT Consult AS | NetBSD/VAX on a uVAX II
Systems Consultant | Bergen, Norway | '86 Jaguar Sovereign 4.2
email@example.com | http://www.bitcon.no/ | '73 Mercedes 280 (240D)
>From: Dave McGuire [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Thursday, June 12, 1997 3:23 AM
>To: Jason Thorpe
>Cc: Boris Gjenero; email@example.com
>Subject: Re: Alright, damnit, this is getting annoying.
>> NetBSD 1.1 is ancient history now. 1.2 is beginning to show its age.
>> Folks really need to make an effort to track current... that is the
>> only way the system is going to improve at a faster pace.
> It might be ancient history, but it's the most stable on the VAX at
>this point. I'm sure that'll change soon, but until then...