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 firstname.lastname@example.org | difficult for the computer http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | scientist.
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