NetBSD/pmax is the port of NetBSD to Digital Equipment Corporation's MIPS based computers. NetBSD/pmax runs on wide range of DECstation and DECsystem family. NetBSD/pmax is the first port which can run on either MIPS R3000 processors or MIPS R4400 processors; single kernel can run common set of user programs.
Development activity on NetBSD/pmax continues at a speed depending of people's spare time. NetBSD/pmax developers are making efforts on extending hardware supports to models which NetBSD/pmax does not support this moment.
- NetBSD/pmax 6.0 via FTP
- NetBSD/pmax 6.0 INSTALL notes
- NetBSD/pmax 6.0 pre-build binary packages from pkgsrc
- NetBSD/pmax 6.0 changes
- NetBSD/pmax 7.0 changes
Supported System Models
- DECstation and DECsystem 2100 and 3100 systems
- DECsystem 5100 systems
- Personal DECstation 5000/20, /25, /33 and /50 systems
- DECstation and DECsystem 5000/120, /125, /133 and /150 systems
- DECstation and DECsystem 5000/200 systems
- DECstation and DECsystem 5000/240 and /260 systems
- DECsystem 5900 and 5900-260 systems
NetBSD/pmax Development and Developers
As with the rest of NetBSD, development on PMAX issues involves a world-wide team of people using internet-based source code control systems, as well as contributors who have sent us code to better support particular platforms and devices. In some cases, contributors are listed with their area of contribution on the system models page. Please send us mail if you or someone you know should also be listed here.
Jonathan Stone has done about as much on NetBSD/pmax as anyone. He sheperded the NetBSD/pmax 1.1 release, and is currently co-portmaster alongside Simon Burge.
Michael Hitch has contributed to many areas on NetBSD/pmax, including R4000 support and much work on the SCSI drivers.
Arne Juul has done sterling work, creating a NetBSD/pmax configuration for GNU binutils and GCC. These are now the `official' compiler toolchain used for NetBSD/pmax. Arne also built alpha-release pmax binaries for NetBSD 1.1.
Ted Lemon was the official port-master and maintainer of NetBSD/pmax until January 1996, though recently he hasn't had much time to spend on NetBSD.
Adam Glass did the initial incorporation of the 4.4bsd-Lite pmax port into NetBSD.
Tohru Nishimura has done some general work on NetBSD/pmax, as well as a lot of MIPS CPU specific work.
Simon Burge has also contributed bits here and there over the last couple of years, and recently has been responsible for building the releases for NetBSD/pmax. Simon is currently co-portmaster alongside Jonathan Stone.
Andy Doran has done much work on the console subsystem, PX/PXG drivers, X11R6 server and various other bits and pieces.