• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Port FreeBSD to Amigaone X5000

SteveG1

New Member

Thanks: 1
Messages: 9

#1
Would it be possible to find out about how much progress has been made on the FreeBSD port to the Amigaone X5000 in the last few months and if there is anything that I can do to help?
 

SirDice

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator

Thanks: 5,506
Messages: 25,688

#6
I still have my old Amiga 500 (with A590), an Amiga 1200 and an Amiga 4000. I've used the 4000 and a 14K4 modem to get on the internet for the first time some time during the '90s. That was fun, downloaded AmiTCP from a local BBS, bought a book about TCP/IP, read it cover to cover and started configuring AmiTCP.

But back on topic, I doubt anyone was or is working on porting FreeBSD to this board. The main focus of the PPC port appears to be old Apple PowerPC hardware. That makes sense, I'm sure there's a lot more of that hardware around.
 

tobik@

Daemon
Developer

Thanks: 1,181
Messages: 1,774

#7

SirDice

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator

Thanks: 5,506
Messages: 25,688

#8
That's somewhat unexpected. The AmigaOne has always been a bit of niche product.
 

SteveG1

New Member

Thanks: 1
Messages: 9

#9
Yes, work is being done on making FreeBSD run on the X5000. In fact, from what I hear, it runs nicely on it. It's not that I don't love AmigaOS, but I can't wait to try FreeBSD.

Does someone have an iPhone I can borrow?