Not again (BSD etc. ports)
Kris A. Kugel
kak at hico2.UUCP
Sat Mar 23 01:46:23 AEST 1991
In article <1991Mar21.163810.27903 at sci.ccny.cuny.edu>, jeffrey at sci.ccny.cuny.edu (Jeffrey L Bromberger) writes:
> In article <1228 at organpipe.UUCP> tom at afthree.as.arizona.edu (Thomas J. Trebisky) writes:
> >Another twist - what about a port of 4.3BSD to the Unix PC (note: I don't
> >want to enter into a potential firestorm of System V versus BSD debate here.)
> >I have been taking a hard look at porting 4.3BSD to the CT miniframe for
> >some time now (and was thinking of pressing my newly acquired unix-PC into
> >service on this project as development systems).
> "We're also thinking about putting in BSD stuff"
> Just for fun, is anyone here friendly enough with CSRG to ask them how
> long it took them to port 4.3BSD (old VAX version) to support the
> newer Tahoe processors? Make sure to find out how many man-hours it
> took. And ask if they had any problems with finding out about
> bizarre hardware timings. And if the Tahoe people were friendly and
> helpful about their product.
> Jeffrey L. Bromberger
> jeffrey at sci.ccny.cuny.edu jeffrey at ccnysci.BITNET
If anybody is still dreaming these dreams,
there is a BSD version running on SMALL machines
current call-numbers 2.10 or 2.11.
We used to have this running on PDP11's
where I used to work. I'd start any BSD port
using this as a base.
I agree with Jeffrey, most of these ideas sound too big
for the number of man-hours we could devote to them.
And if I were planning this kind of effort, I'd want
to be doing it for an upward-compatable platform.
The unix-pc IS, in a way, but . . . .
Still, we DID get MGR.
Kris A. Kugel
( 908 ) 842-2707
internet: kak at hico2.westmark.com
More information about the Comp.sys.3b1