joel at alpsgiken.gr.jp
Mon Aug 11 00:26:46 PDT 2003
> Supposedly FreeBSD is the basis for Darwin.
Just one of those urban legends. ;-)
Lessee, if I wander over to
and look in the FAQ at
and browse through the introduction at
I find that there is a topic about the differences between the bsds:
and in that paragraph I find that there is a reference to a page that
talks about the bsd family tree,
and if I read that page I discover that there is a little discussion of
Mac OS X and Darwin. Apparently, Darwin is derived from the Mach kernel
and from all the bsds in various proportions.
> Any idea why
Good question. Who started that rumor? :-P
> since FreeBSD
> does not have a PowerPC port?
Sure it does. Just not anywhere near as stable as freeBSD for Sparc or
alpha or i386.
I see that there are some hardware notes:
and in there I see there is a link below the list of platforms that have
released code, to platforms currently under development:
And in the list on that page:
Hmm. Says it's on the verge on booting to single-user mode. But
following the links around some more to the mailing list archives shows
this message from Peter Grehan:
... The system has been able to run multi-user on a limited number
of NewWorld models for a while, although installation is not pretty.
Joel Rees, programmer, Systems Group
Altech Corporation (Alpsgiken), Osaka, Japan
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