Death of NetBSD/pc532
Simon Burge, one of the port-maintainers of NetBSD's port to the
informs us that
``Unfortunately the time for the pc532 port has come to an end. I'd
managed to keep at least the kernel building and running up until
relatively recently - I'm currently using a 4.99.1 kernel - but lack of
a toolchain (no ns32k support in gcc4) and lack of ELF (from a NetBSD
perspective) mean that it was an uphill battle.
I've removed pc532 support from the source tree. For reference, I've
included the list of affected files and directories below. These were
tagged with the "pc532-eol-2008" tag.
Phil and I are both hoping for lotto wins or large inheritances to drop
from the sky, but until then so long. :-(''
The PC532 platform was an experimental machine with a NS32k CPU
that was never very popular, and there are very few of these machines.
As a consequence, support in compilers was suboptimal, and the
lack of time prevented further support of that platform, along
with the named reasons.
People with large amounts of cash that feel that IT archeology is
a worthwhile thing, please feel free to talk to Phil & Simon!