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On Fri, 25 Aug 2000, Chris Coleman wrote:
> Listed several features that we want to incorporate from each
I must have missed the list of things that we can take in from FreeBSD,
and I also didn't get some questions I had on the OpenBSD features (what
make enhancements, what is make-maker) answered yet.
Sorry if I missed these, someone please forward them to me. Thanks a lot!
> What do we need to do next?
* Define more things that we want and not want
* Get our shovel and bucket, enter the sandbox and beat on each other
long enough to decide on which system to start with.
* Hash out minor details like directory structure and some other
* Find someone to do an initial import (bsd.*.mk, pkg_*, ...)
* See if there's someone left to add the remaining features
* Get the remaining features implemented in bsd*mk, pkg_* and the
* Cheer, party, dance
* Think about how to integrate this into existing OS'. I think something
like the KAME project can act as an example here.
* Maintain, evolve, enhance
> Do we need to write up a "white paper" to give the project some guide
> lines? IF so, I will pay someone to do it.
We will definitely need guidelines. See part II of
ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/packages/pkgsrc/Packages.txt for guides on
one pkgs system - annotations with differences to another system will be
needed as well. Also, I can imagine a chapter about what features to
expect from the host OS, which features to treat as optional, how to
handle missing features, and what to do to get them (if).
NetBSD - because Unix isn't just #include <linux.h>, i386, ILP32, ELF, ...!
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