[rescue] Sun 3/80 Restoration

John Carr jcarr at poethecat.com
Mon Oct 7 07:11:00 CDT 2019

On Mon, Oct 07, 2019 at 10:13:03AM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> IIRC there was work with mlterm to get a console graphical twitter
> client running (though I think you need to connect via an http->https
> gateway to get any effective speed:), and recent changes to the
> in-kernel audio mixer to make it performant on m68k.

There are a couple of diehards in the 68k community doing good NetBSD
work, which I like. A few of the kernel issues I ran into a few years
ago got picked up by them and fixed, and it looks like those folks are
still active.  That's pretty exciting.

> (For some of us there is just something gratifying on a deep level
> about having hardware from the late 80's both able to run its
> contemporary unix, and the same *nix that is being actively developed
> for 64bit arm/x86 machines -p)

That's exactly where I'm at. I like running the older/original OSes on
things, but it's really fun for me to run a modern OS on a ~30 year old
machine. Granted, I also like doing particularly dumb things with it,
like testing out the kernel RAID driver, getting a full GNOME desktop
compiled and running, or attempting to boot something with qemu-x86_64. 

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