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Re: Why we should use FreeBSD.

At 06:15 AM 11/16/00 +0300, Wartan Hachaturow wrote:

In my mind the reason why we should use FreeBSD kernel is that
it is developed for a long time, and has much more things, that
can be helpful for "userland", such as mentioned SMP,
and the most important -- hardware support.
Also, the number of currently existing ports for FreeBSD is the
greatest -- so we would have less troubles compiling packages.
Yeah, I know, that nearly all the ports for FreeBSD can be compiled
on either one OS of the "three", but I try judge the facts.

well, openpackages.org is to remove the very disadvantage the open/net bsds and
have a unified collection ain't it :) and as I saw last time the package tools maintainers of the *bsd project are listed in that project, I hope they achieve the unification
faster. So , we can expect that disadvantage of netbsd being worked on already.

The issue of platform support is very important, but I think, not
on that stage. Remember, some time ago Debian/Linux didn't have such a
wide platform support.
Let's make the system usable at least on i386 and FreeBSD -- then
we can think about the others :)

Well I think making code modular and layered (in dependant and independant parts) even in kernel, as I in my minimal understanding can put it, is what netbsd ppl are doing all along.

I think, they also replaced the VM subsystem recently, no small a change I guess.

Also, what about voting -- I still think it's good idea to make
a poll, and after that start working and give off flaming.
Maybe, we can create a web page with a poll system?
It would be the simpliest way.
Or even ask CmdrTaco to put this poll on Slashdot ;-)

Regards, Wartan.

/prasad gadgil (se-mumbai)

"What you do when you don't have to, determines what you will be when you
 can no longer help it." -Rudyard Kipling

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