Port tier system introduced

March 30, 2011 posted by Antti Kantee

The NetBSD core team has announced a tier system for the hardware architectures supported by NetBSD. The tier system classifies ports into three tiers. Summarizing, the tiers consist of ports that NetBSD will support, ports that NetBSD does its best to support, and ports which may be desupported soon. The purpose of this classification is to clarify the development roles between old and new architectures. By making modern architectures an official development priority, the tier system ensures that NetBSD will continue to be the top choice for a fast, secure and portable free OS on the hardware of today and tomorrow.




Sound like a marketing thing, right?

Posted by pmarin on March 30, 2011 at 09:59 PM UTC #

Sounds like an excuse to stop caring about netbsd goal #1 & #2 - portability & clean design - to me rather. Well, at least core seems convinced that's the way to go. And a couple of other developers, it seems. They do the work - more power to them.

Posted by Ephaeton on April 01, 2011 at 01:16 AM UTC #

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