[RFC] what do we do with picobsd ?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Jan 31 13:23:33 PST 2006

In message <20060131.131654.134137067.imp at bsdimp.com>, "M. Warner Losh" writes:
>In message: <43DFC2D5.7040706 at errno.com>
>            Sam Leffler <sam at errno.com> writes:

>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.

I agree.  I think we need to be much more inclusive in our concept of
a 'release' than we are now.

As I see it, PicoBSD with its "additive" approach would cover the
low-capacity (<32 MB ?) range, NanoBSD with its "subtractive" approach
takes over from there, FreeSBIE covers the "don't touch my disk"
range and finally the full blown release as we know it.

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