Creation of a new list for Embedded....
wblock at wonkity.com
Mon Jun 19 18:10:47 UTC 2006
On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, gnn at freebsd.org wrote:
> To those of you who already get too much mail, which means all of us,
> I apologize for this. With the new push for more embedded systems
> using FreeBSD a few of us thought it would be a good idea to create a
> new list that more clearly indicated "embedded" uses. Now, of course
> all the people who've read and posted on freebsd-small for years may
> think, "Why bother creating a new list?" The reason is as simple as
> it may be annoying, "Marketing." When people search for FreeBSD on
> Embedded platforms they are unlikely to type "small" into their
> search. It's very important for us to get our information out there
> and having an embedded mailing list called "embedded" is an important
> part of that. So, to all of you already on freebsd-small I apologize
> and ask anyone who is interested in the Embedded work to subscribe to
> freebsd-embedded at freebsd.org.
So will freebsd-small go away? Both lists share the description of
"Dedicated and embedded systems based on FreeBSD".
What list would be appropriate for discussion about using FreeBSD not as
an embedded system, but as a host environment for embedded
microcontrollers like PIC/AVR/ARM? Is there crossover between the two
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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