misc/70231: Beastie not by default

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Tue Nov 30 11:57:50 PST 2004

> On November 30, 2004 11:10 am, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > >  Why is this such a big deal??
> > No big deal.
> > Sounds like you now have something to keep you busy over the
> > holidays. When you get it all working, just submit it as a pr.  There
> > are instructions for submitting a change on the FreeBSD web site.
> > That's the way things work in the open source freeware community.
> It looks like Scott Long is doing something similar for -CURRENT.
> I don't know any forth, but I might be able to hack something up as 
> proof-of-concept kind of thingy.  It can't really be all that hard can 
> it?  :)

The biggest problem might be having room for it in the place it
must run.   If it doesn't need to use/modify the boot block, then it
should be easy.

Hey, there are whole web sites out there about programming in forth.
You can learn.
I waded through it about 6 years ago, but don't remember much.

If someone else is doing it, then give them a little encouragement
and help if needed.   That might be quicker than doing it yourself.

By the way, probably bugs isn't the most appropriate place for
this discussion.   It ain't a bug.    Questions maybe or look
through the list of lists for a better place.


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