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Re: Sponsors.

On Fri, 25 Aug 2000, Chris Coleman wrote:
> 	Listed several features that we want to incorporate from each
> 	 project.

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
   pkgs/ports themselve
 * Announce
 * 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).

 - Hubert

NetBSD - because Unix isn't just #include <linux.h>, i386, ILP32, ELF, ...!

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