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 Technologic Systems TS-7200 SBC uses NetBSD OS to control Toaster
I was most worried about physical things such as fitting the hardware inside the case and the board being able to survive 60 seconds at a time a half centimeter away from an 800 watt burner element.
NetBSD's single no-frills high quality source tree is a great starting point for bringing up an embedded application.
The NetBSD LCD driver presents a standard VT100 text mode console that both the USB keyboard and 5-key front-panel are connected.
www.embeddedarm.com /news/netbsd_toaster.htm   (1095 words)

The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce that update 2.0.3 of the NetBSD operating system is now available as a source only update.
NetBSD runs on 54 different system architectures featuring 17 machine architectures across 17 distinct CPU families, and is being ported to more.
More information on the people who make NetBSD happen is available at: http://www.NetBSD.org/People/ We would like to especially thank the University of California at Berkeley and the GNU Project for particularly large subsets of code that we use.
arkiv.netbsd.se /?ml=netbsd-announce&a=2005-10&m=1435804   (1297 words)

 OS Review: NetBSD 1.6.2 on SPARC64 - OSNews.com
NetBSD is the king of operating system portability, running on 40+ different hardware platforms, including x86, MIPS, and even the Sega Dreamcast.
This NetBSD review is purely for its role as a server as there is no NetBSD support for the PGX frame buffers in the Ultra 5.
NetBSD for SPARC64 is bit different than Solaris or Linux for SPARC, in that NetBSD SPARC64 exists only as a 64-bit operating system.
www.osnews.com /story.php?news_id=6398   (881 words)

 Get to know NetBSD
NetBSD's machine-independent driver framework is a unique method of handling device drivers, and it's crucial for simple and quick ports.
In NetBSD, device drivers are written to extend across multiple buses and multiple platforms, enabling developers to include addenda to the device driver's code to add compatibility to a new setup rather than writing a whole new driver.
NetBSD kernel: Find information in the BSD newsletter on building a s small NetBSD kernel as a starting point for an embedded system.
www-128.ibm.com /developerworks/aix/library/au-netbsd.html?ca=dgr-lnxw97NetBSD   (2552 words)

 NetBSD news | KernelTrap
However, he notes that the major problem with NetBSD is the NetBSD Foundation, which now controls the NetBSD project, interfering with the development.
According to the status report, the official release of NetBSD 2.0 and the annoucnement of the new logo are both supposed to happen by the end of October.
NetBSD 2.0-rc3 was released today to "fix some issues with Linux emulation under NetBSD/i386 as well as some installation problems under some of the arm-based ports.
kerneltrap.org /news/netbsd   (1794 words)

 NetBSD/cobalt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
NetBSD 1.6.1 released with support for 40 architectures.
NetBSD 1.6 released with support for 39 architectures.
NetBSD 1.5.3 released with support for 20 architectures.
netbsd.binarycompass.org /Ports/cobalt   (240 words)

 Announcing NetBSD 2.1
NetBSD 2.1 is the first maintenance release of the netbsd-2 release branch.
NetBSD is the work of a diverse group of people spread around the world.
The NetBSD Foundation was chartered in 1995, with the task of overseeing core NetBSD project services, promoting the project within industry and the open source community, and holding intellectual property rights on much of the NetBSD code base.
www.netbsd.net /Releases/formal-2.0/NetBSD-2.1.html   (1142 words)

 How to Run NetBSD on an iMac
It uses the method outlined in the Diskless NetBSD HOW-TO; the information is modified to work with the iMac.
The Diskless NetBSD HOW-TO may be useful in uncovering the differences.
NetBSD is a freely available open-source Unix-like operating system which supports a wide variety of hardware platforms.
www.enchantedlearning.com /tech/netbsd_imac.shtml   (1591 words)

 - NetBSD™   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
NetBSD™ is a Unix operating system that runs on over 50 hardware platforms.
In addition to its industry-leading portability, NetBSD™ is also well-known for the quality of its TCP/IP stack and security protocols, which make the OS an ideal choice for networking-intensive applications, embedded systems, and unusual hardware configurations.
Available here are the latest distributions of NetBSD™, as well as T-shirts, magazines, and other material.
www.bsdmall.com /netbsd.html   (99 words)

 polishlinux.org » NetBSD
In contrast to the FreeBSD and OpenBSD, in the NetBSD terminology word "port" means platform and has nothing to do with ports collection.
You may also install older NetBSD 3.0 and use packages for it, however because of security reasons, it is not recommended.
Try to install new NetBSD 3.1 and during installation choose ALL distribution sets (You will get all necessary tools and X-Window, however HDD consumption will not be very big).
en.jakilinux.org /bsd/netbsd   (771 words)

 Security and NetBSD
When serious security problems in NetBSD are discovered and corrected, we issue a security advisory, describing the problem and containing a pointer to the fix.
All published NetBSD security patches are available on the NetBSD Project's FTP server in the security/patches/ directory.
The NetBSD pkgsrc Security Team and package maintainers keep a list of known security vulnerabilities in packages which are (or have been) included in pkgsrc.
www.netbsd.org /Security   (729 words)

 ONLamp.com -- Palmtop NetBSD
This method requires that you already have a NetBSD machine that can physically accept the disk device you want to install onto, and that has the same sort of disklabel(8) as the Jornada, which means that you need the same endian hardware.
NetBSD runs on a whole bunch of hardware that was never intended to run UNIX, so this install isn't really anything special.
Most of this, I imagine, is in mechanics of the keyboard- the Zaurii have keyboards with mechanisms which are not designed for long stretches of typing; the J7xx's keyboard uses the same kind of mechanism as most laptops.
www.onlamp.com /pub/a/bsd/2003/06/05/Big_Scary_Daemons.html   (3116 words)

 Daemon News '200211' : '"Cross-Development with NetBSD "'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
NetBSD 1.6 will contain (and NetBSD-current has today) a new framework to build both the operating system's kernel and the whole userland for either the same platform that the compiler runs on, or for a different platform, using cross-compiling.
In NetBSD terminology, this is called the "toolchain", and it includes BSD-compatible make(1), C/C++ compilers, linker, assembler, config(8), as well as a fair number of tools that are only required when cross-compiling a full NetBSD release, which we won't cover here.
Be sure to actually use the a.out kernel, as the Shark's firmware cannot use the one in ELF format.
ezine.daemonnews.org /200211/xdevnetbsd.html   (1077 words)

 NetBSD sündmused   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The NetBSD Project was present at the Linuxtag Karlsruhe 2003, Germany from July 10ths to 13th in a booth together with other BSD-related projects.
There was a presentation about porting NetBSD to old hardware, and the different emulating systems that allow old software to run on new hardware, again with NetBSD as the host OS, and one about eletronic voting, using the procedure for the election of the NetBSD Board of Directors as an in-depth example.
The NetBSD Project had a presentation at the BSD BoF which was headed by NetBSD Core Group members Christos Zoulas and Luke Mewburn.
netbsd.binarycompass.org /et/gallery/events.html   (3149 words)

 Debian GNU/NetBSD
The current approach is to use the NetBSD tools and modify ifupdown in order to provide the same interface to the user.
XFree86 (Nathan is having a go at this currently, and discovered that ed is needed, which segfaults.
gcc-3.0 (Neither gcc-3.0.1 nor gcc-current are in a usable state for NetBSD at the moment.
www.debian.org /ports/netbsd   (469 words)

 ONLamp.com -- NetBSD 2.0 Rendezvous
NetBSD's goal is to port the OS to as many platforms as it can.
NetBSD was especially prepared to run as "Domain 0"; i.e., as the first machine on top of the Xem VM.
There is no experience with a repository as big as the NetBSD one, and the import routines from CVS to Subversion need a lot more work before all the information kept--and used!--in the NetBSD CVS repository can be transferred into Subversion easily.
www.onlamp.com /pub/a/bsd/2005/02/24/netbsd.html   (1857 words)

 hubertf's NetBSD blog
After some rumours last week and a bit of digging in Google, I found there's a port of NetBSD to Sony's Playstation 3 is underways, as this dmesg output and a screenshot going multiuser suggest.
There's a NetBSD mailing list on which I've seen several mails recently, and of which I'm not sure its existance is widely known: The netbsd-jobs mailing list is admittedly fairly low-traffic, but every now and then people publically do admit that they hire NetBSD hackers.
Andrew Gillham has been working on a port of NetBSD to the Microsoft Xbox games console, and he has sent a status report with request for help and dmesg output.
www.feyrer.de /NetBSD/blog.html   (2105 words)

 NetBSD device driver for the NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Adapter
This driver has been modified to fit both the NetBSD loadable kernel modules (and is one of the first network device lkm's) and to conform to NetBSD kernel organization which although similiar to FreeBSD due to their common parentage is different and modifications to the driver organization were required.
The NetBSD kernel sources installed and the NVIDIA nForce Linux driver source distribution extracted when compiling the module from source.
This is not included in the NetBSD source as of the 3.99.2 version.
www.morgart.com /NetBSD/nVidia/nvnet   (628 words)

 NetBSD/hpcsh User How-To page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jornada 690 allows it by putting the file (uuencoded/must be a Unicode text) under name "Autorun.inf", into memory card.
If you are successful, you will see boot message like this onto your serial port.
$NetBSD: howto-use.html,v 1.19 2003/07/23 16:31:48 keihan Exp $
netbsd.binarycompass.org /Ports/hpcsh/howto-use.html   (242 words)

 NetBSD - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
NetBSD está basado en una gran variedad de software de libre distribución que incluye entre otros, a 4.4BSD Lite de la Universidad de California-Berkeley, a Net/2 (Berkeley Networking Release 2) el sistema de ventanas X del MIT y software de GNU.
NetBSD ha sido portado a un gran número de arquitecturas de computadores, desde minicomputadores VAX a PDAs Pocket PC; el lema de NetBSD es "Of course it runs NetBSD"" (por supuesto, funciona con NetBSD).
Empezando en NetBSD 1.6, el juego de herramientas completo de compiladores, ensambladores, enlazadores y otras soportan completamente la compilación cruzada, permitiendo compilar un sistema NetBSD completo para una arquitectura desde otro sistema de diferente arquitectura (usualmente más potente), incluso de diferente sistema operativo (el framework de compilación cruzada soporta cualquier sistema POSIX).
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/NetBSD   (790 words)

 LWN: NetBSD 3.0
NetBSD 3.0 continues our long tradition with major improvements in stability, performance, networking, security, also includes support for two new platforms (iyonix and hp700), and many new peripherals.
Surely there's plenty else for NetBSD developers to be proud of, such as UVM memory management that, with just a bit of care in coding, brings real zero-copy semantics to UNIX read() and write(), and much more cleanly and generally than sendfile().
But portability in the sense NetBSD uses does not mean that there is a maintained or undermaintained patchset somewhere that adds support for some platform.
lwn.net /Articles/165886   (1264 words)

 NetBSD's Journal
Here is a guy who claims he is a hacker who decides to hack this mysterious IP address also known as localhost.
Members of the NetBSD Foundation voted for the new logo from a short-list of six submitted designs selected by the logo committee.
possible remote root vulnerability in lukemftpd/tnftpd in netbsd dists from 1.5 to 2.0 prior to august 15th of 2004, and netbsd-current prior to august 10th of 2004.
community.livejournal.com /netbsd   (1384 words)

 #NetBSD Community Blog
If you are tracking the netbsd-4 branch, it is a good idea to switch to -current now, and return to netbsd-4 after the re-branch.
NetBSD 3.0.2 and NetBSD 3.1 have been released simultaneously.
NetBSD 3.0.2 is a security/critical-only update for NetBSD 3.0, while NetBSD 3.1 brings much broader improvements, including: Xen3 domU support, LFS stability improvements, Postfix 2.2.11, BIND 9.3.2, msdosfs write optimization, addition of the scan_ffs and scan_lfs tools, driver updates, and many, many other bug fixes and enhancements.
blog.onetbsd.de   (485 words)

 User Reviews and comparison blog on NetBSD - Operating Systems by girish1729 on MouthShut.com
The NetBSD byline is ’’Of course it runs NetBSD.’’ It means that even bread toasters run NetBSD.
NetBSD’s pkgsrc package management system though originally modeled after FreeBSD’s /usr/ports system, is supposed to be the best of its kind.
NetBSD is the last to implement it and it is called cgd.
www.mouthshut.com /review/NetBSD-97711-1.html   (501 words)

 NetBSD PPTP Client HowTo (www.mrEriksson.net)
PPPD-MPPE is a version of the ppp-daemon that has all the fatures of NetBSD's standard pppd, but also adds functions for encryption using the MPPE-protocol.
Due to the way that NetBSD's kernel handle packages for GRE-interfaces that it doesn't recognize (hasn't created itself), the GRE-interface needs to be removed from the kernel.
Note 1: If pptp finds NetBSD's normal pppd-binary and uses that one instead of the one installed by the ppp-mppe package, you will not be able to use encryption, and most pptp-servers will not accept connections without encryption.
www.mreriksson.net /howtos/netbsd-pptp-client   (2168 words)

 Laughing Squid » NetBSD Toaster
Yesterday at LinuxWorld 2005 I ran into Jake Appelbaum and he mentioned that upstairs in up the.org Pavillion there was a toaster that was powered by NetBSD (the first open source version BSD, a Unix-like operating system).
John Mc and I went up there and found the candy apple red toaster that was being controlled by NetBSD, and it actually made toast.
The toaster was embedded with NetBSD by Technologic Systems Designs and they have a full report on how they configured the toaster.
laughingsquid.com /netbsd-toaster   (807 words)

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