FreeBSD idea

Ryan Coleman editor at
Tue Nov 8 03:27:33 UTC 2011

I'd love to have this discussion on the list for the record, in case someone in the future wants to give this a shot, too.

On Nov 7, 2011, at 6:20 PM, David Morton wrote:

> I'm very new to BSD, and had a career that left me mostly doing commercial IT help desk in Windows, but am hoping to finally learn and do something of interest to me: get deep knowledge of one platform.
> A local magazine, Silicon Chip; and one of it's writers have developed a little computer called the MaxiMite.  Details here:  It's a PIC32 single chip computer that I use through USB emulation of a serial port.
> I would like to try and build on it, and the first thought would be if it could run a limited version of BSD, as an alternative OS using the same boot loader.  Microchip has an IDE, with a free version that uses C, and I speculate that much of the OS could be stored of the SD card, with only the barest minimum in the on board flash.
> I'm not dumping this all on others though, I am looking at adding extra RAM, and wired Ethernet; probably through an alternative hardware equivalent from Olimex that is due soon.
> Please reply direct to me, I haven't found how to get on the mailing list, or decided if I should.
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