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Good info, Jason. Thanks.
I would like, if there are no strong oppositions, to take ownership of the
FreeBSD/SPARC(32) porting efforts. I must stress that this is only for
the 32bit SPARC architectures, as I am not yet fortunate enough to own any
sun4u machines. I don't know to what extent the two can co-exist in a
single port - based on the various other distributions (OpenBSD, NetBSD,
Debian, and RedHat), I think this may be a smart move. Comments on that
are welcome, and we can certainly open it up for discussion on a new
In the next few days, I will set up a dedicated area on my web site to
handle port status information, FAQ, etc. I'll post the URL here. I can
also set up a CVS server there and start tracking -current. Even if I'm
not heading up the show, these are valuable resources for any project.
I think leveraging existing code from any available (by available, I mean
borrowing from Net-, Open-, and Free- existing code base) source is the
quickest route to a running system. We can re-engineer anything not
specifically FreeBSD-core compliant prior to designating a release.
I must admit that I have almost -zero- experience as a SPARC coder. In
other words, I have no clue what I'm getting myself into, here. The
really twisted thing is that is my reason for doing it.
Can I get a sound-off of those who are ready to start working immediately?
It would probably be a good idea to post the "team" information on the
<:) Lyndon Griffin
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