[rescue] DEC keyboards

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 14:41:40 CST 2006

der Mouse wrote:
>> Also, BSD tends to abstract busses out of the rest so the code can be
>> shared in different architectures.  For example, PCI is used by
>> Alpha, sparc, and i386.
> Yes, and that gives a false imprsesion of some code.  For example, the
> SBus code is outside arch/ so it's usually thought of as MI, even
> though it never gets used on anything but a SPARC and thus really is MD
> code in some senses.

Except I think there's probably nothing stopping someone from building a 
PowerPC-based (for example) SBus machine.  Would it be incompatible with 
all of NetBSD's SBus drivers, probably, but that could be rectified 
fairly easily.

>>> The most convenient for me is the 1.4T I froze at in 2000; [...]
>> I could never stick with a release that old though.
> I'm not saying anyone else should.  But that's when it became
> unignorably clear NetBSD was going in a direction I didn't want my own
> playing-with machines to go, so that's when I stopped following.

In what regard?  Bloat?

Peace...  Sridhar

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