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Re: Debian-installer, older hardware, boot loaders, miboot & amiboot & ..

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 09:57:21AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 12:27:09AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > IMO we should do a clean-room implementation anyway.  1) Past
> > experiences with Apple have not been very fruitful, just ask the Linux
> > Mac68K hackers.
> Well, actually, they have been. It is true that Apple has long refused
> to give out specifications for mac68k hardware, but after many requests,
> they have given out the requested information to the NetBSD folks, on
> the condition that they would share it with any interested party. The
> Linux/mac68k hackers have the information, and are slowly improving
> drivers with it.
> Whether history will repeat itself, I do not know...

Ah, that's happy news.  Does that mean floppy disk support for, say, the
Quadra 840AV is just a matter of getting a good C programmer to type
something up from the specs in NetBSD's possession?

G. Branden Robinson                |     Software engineering: that part of
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     computer science which is too
branden@debian.org                 |     difficult for the computer
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     scientist.

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