sharing code between the various *BSDs

illoai at illoai at
Sat Jun 26 02:12:06 UTC 2010

On 21 June 2010 18:13, Chris Rees <utisoft at> wrote:

>> On 21 Jun 2010 23:12, "Alexander Best" <alexbestms at> wrote:
>> hi there,
>> i can't remember where i read this the other day, but i found this to
>> be a great idea. basically the idea was to have one code pool which
>> all the *bsd flavours share and also to which every *bsd committer has
>> access and can make changes. especially code in /bin, /sbin, usr/bin,
>> /usr/sbin or /usr/share (probably other places too) would benefit from
>> this a lot. right now most of the work that gets done in one of these
>> places by lets say dragonfly won't make it into freebsd or netbsd for
>> a long time. or what's even worse: sometimes people document problems
>> or bugs which have already been fixed in some other *bsd. if somebody
>> fixes the problem that's just wasted time because it's been done
>> beforehand.
>> would this be even possible or not at all?

> Politics...

There are architectural issues.

You would think that a Ford 302 V8 would be a fairly
simple swap into an old 305 engined 1979 Impala,
given that they use the same fuel, the same lubricant,
the same coolant, the same basic voltage, are within
1% displacement, and turn at similar RPMs, but the
case is simply not so.


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