[RFC] what do we do with picobsd ?
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Jan 31 12:17:42 PST 2006
In message: <43DFC2D5.7040706 at errno.com>
Sam Leffler <sam at errno.com> writes:
: Robert Watson wrote:
: > On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, M. Warner Losh wrote:
: >> Given how intertwingled picobsd is to the underly OS, I think you are
: >> going to have a hard time getting to #3. #2 is fine with me.
: > My feelings here are pretty much the same -- I'm skeptical about the
: > continued ability to maintain PicoBSD outside CVS in a long-term way,
: > given tight integration with the source tree. People can and do
: > maintain there own versions of FreeBSD releases and wrappers (FreeSBIE
: > is presumably the most successful example), but it's a lot of work, and
: > if there's trouble finding enough hands for the current PicoBSD, it
: > doesn't seem likely it will get more hands somewhere else.
: My derivative of thewall project is similar to picobsd in it's approach
: and it might be worth combining the two. I've kept mine reasonably up
: to date and believe it works for 4.x, 5.x, and 6.x systems.
Since I've started working on the bring up on an ARM based board, I've
been wanting something that is easy to work with and that worked. I
think it would help us a lot in the embedded space if we had something
integrated into the base OS to do this stuff.
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