November 23, 2014 posted by Michael Lorenz
When I found out that Ingenic is giving away some of their MIPS Creator CI20
boards I applied, and to my surprise they sent me one. Of course, the point was to make NetBSD work on it. I just finished the first step.
November 06, 2014 posted by Martin Husemann
NetBSD now supports multiple cores on various ARM SoCs.[Read More
March 31, 2014 posted by Martin Husemann
After not having a usable compiler for a few years, the playstation2 port is returning, now that gcc 4.9 (gcc-current in NetBSD terms) re-acquired support for the R5900 CPU[Read More
July 03, 2013 posted by Michael Lorenz
Support for Sun's SX rendering engine ( found in the SparcStation 20 and 10SX's memory controllers ) has been added, both for the console and X. Both drivers support basic acceleration ( block copy, rectangle fill, character drawing in the kernel ), the Xorg driver also supports Xrender acceleration. This probably makes SX the oldest supported hardware which can do that.
April 28, 2013 posted by Blog Import
Zorro attachment code for slhci(4)
driver was added. Thylacine USB card is now supported. However, so far only keyboards and mice work reliably. To use them instead of standard Amiga keyboard and mouse wscons kernel is required.
April 25, 2013 posted by Blog Import
has been released.
Now XM6i supports MC68881 FPU emulation and
the performance of NetBSD/x68k on XM6i is notably improved.
XM6i's FPU emulation code was based on NetBSD/m68k FPE sources,
and then the XM6i developments also improve
NetBSD/m68k FPE implementation
January 29, 2013 posted by Blog Import
Family of ELBOX Mediator 4000 PCI bridges is now supported by the new em4k(4)
driver. It was tested successfully with SATALink 3114 and NE2000-compatible ethernet cards. Work on graphics cards support is in progress.
January 28, 2013 posted by Blog Import
The new empm(4)
driver adds support for power management circuit on ELBOX Mediator 1200 TX and SX models. It allows powering off the Amiga from software if ATX PSU is used.
January 05, 2013 posted by Blog Import
Native bootloader support for NetBSD/luna68k ELF kernel has been committed
. It's based on 4.4BSD/luna68k's "Stinger" bootloader
written back in 1992 and 1993, and now we can load NetBSD/luna68k kernels from any SCSI disks
or over LANCE Ethernet
both on LUNA-I and LUNA-II.
November 26, 2012 posted by Blog Import
The new z3rambd(4)
driver allows using Zorro III RAM boards (like ZorRAM and BigRamPlus) as swap space. If the kernel is built without this driver, it is also possible to use these boards as normal RAM memory in some configurations (which was the usual behaviour). However, it might have performance consequences, it is advised to use Zorro III RAM as swap space where possible.
November 19, 2012 posted by Blog Import
driver was extended to support IDE controller present on Individual Computers X-Surf cards.
November 14, 2012 posted by Blog Import
The driver for A2000-style Real Time Clock modules (popular also on A1200 CPU cards) had bit-rotted so far as to be useless. It was rewritten as machine-independent msm6242b(4)
driver, with amiga-specific frontend under old a2kbbc(4) name.