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    1: [[!template id=port
    2: port="mac68k"
    3: cur_rel="6.0"  
    4: future_rel="7.0"
    5: changes_cur="6.0"
    6: changes_future="7.0"
    7: thumbnail="http://www.netbsd.org/images/ports/mac68k/800_and_classicII.gif"
    8: about="""
    9: NetBSD/mac68k is the port of NetBSD to Apple Macintosh computers that
   10: utilize the Motorola 68k-series processor. It should run on most
   11: Macintoshes with a 68040 or 68030 processor, and on Macs with a 68020
   12: processor (provided that they also have a 68851 PMMU). For Macs using
   13: the PowerPC processor, please take a look at
   14: [NetBSD/macppc](../macppc/).
   15: 
   16: The mac68k port was originally known as MacBSD. It began as a port of
   17: the Berkeley Networking Release 2 (more commonly known as Net/2) with
   18: 386BSD-0.1 filling in the cracks. This was running in a basic form in
   19: the late spring of 1992. About that time, it became obvious that 386BSD
   20: was a dead end, and NetBSD looked like the way to go. The initial NetBSD
   21: merge was into the 0.8 released sources. The first formal release of
   22: NetBSD/mac68k was as a part of NetBSD 1.0. NetBSD/mac68k was the first
   23: free OS to run on a 680x0-based Macintosh, and currently supports more
   24: of these systems than any free OS.
   25: 
   26: Development activity on NetBSD/mac68k continues at its usual pace (in
   27: other words, when the volunteers find time). Much progress has been
   28: made, however, and most desktop systems can boot to a usable state.
   29: 
   30: """
   31: supported_hardware="""
   32: -   Mac II, IIx, IIcx, SE/30
   33: -   Mac IIci
   34: -   Mac IIsi, IIvx, IIvi
   35: -   Performa 400/405/410/430, 450, 460/466/467
   36: -   LC/Performa 520, 550/560
   37: -   Performa 600/600CD
   38: -   MacTV
   39: -   LC II, III, III+
   40: -   Classic II
   41: -   Color Classic
   42: -   Centris 650
   43: -   Quadra 700
   44: -   Quadra 610, 650, 800
   45: -   Quadra/Centris 660AV
   46: -   Quadra 840AV
   47: -   Quadra 630
   48: -   Centris 610[^[1]^](#ftn.68LC040)
   49: -   Quadra 610 DOS[^[1]^](#ftn.68LC040)
   50: -   Quadra 605[^[1]^](#ftn.68LC040)
   51: -   LC 475, Performa 475/476[^[1]^](#ftn.68LC040)
   52: -   LC 575, Performa 575/577/578[^[1]^](#ftn.68LC040)
   53: -   LC 580, Performa 580/588[^[1]^](#ftn.68LC040)
   54: -   LC 630/630 DOS, Performa
   55:     630/631/635/636/637/638[^[1]^](#ftn.68LC040)
   56: -   Performa 640 DOS[^[1]^](#ftn.68LC040)
   57: -   PowerBook 170
   58: -   PowerBook 160/165/180
   59: -   PowerBook 550c
   60: 
   61: * * * * *
   62: 
   63: [^[1]^](#68LC040)System is based on the Motorola 68LC040 and [FPU
   64: functions are not yet fully
   65: supported](http://www.macbsd.com/macbsd/LC040-and-BSD.html).
   66: """
   67: 
   68: additional="""
   69: ## History of NetBSD/mac68k
   70: 
   71: [Allen Briggs](http://www.ninthwonder.com/~briggs/) was the port
   72: maintainer of NetBSD/mac68k up until the release of [NetBSD
   73: 1.2](../../releases/formal-1.2/). He handed this position over to Scott
   74: Reynolds effective as of the 1.2 release. Here is Allen's story of the
   75: origins of NetBSD/mac68k:
   76: 
   77: *Once upon a time...*
   78: 
   79: > [Brad Grantham](http://www.plunk.org/~grantham/), got to thinking that
   80: > a cool, cheap workstation with a decent interface, tools, and
   81: > capabilities would be a lot of fun to build and sell and was just what
   82: > the world needed. Well, he started talking to some friends and they
   83: > decided that a nifty first step would be to make some money by selling
   84: > a real cheap Unix for the old Mac II's (that were required for CS
   85: > majors at Virginia Tech for a couple of years -- basic config? 80MB
   86: > HD, 2MB RAM, A/UX 1.0/1.1--later upgraded to 2.0).
   87: >
   88: > At this time, Berkeley Networking Release 2 (Net/2) was available on
   89: > the Internet and 386BSD 0.0 had recently been released, so that looked
   90: > like a handy place to start. Brad and [Lawrence
   91: > Kesteloot](http://www.teamten.com/lawrence/) spent a lot of time and
   92: > sweat getting the system to almost work--relieving stress by killing
   93: > earwigs. They got the system up to single-user mode, but hit a slump
   94: > that Chris Caputo broke. Chris also did a significant amount of work
   95: > to get the system to be self-hosting and read/write SCSI at a decent
   96: > rate. About this time, there was lots of wind about great things to
   97: > come from 386BSD 0.2, but there was also these new system, NetBSD,
   98: > that seemed to be going somewhere. Chris began to merge the existing
   99: > code to NetBSD's 0.8 release.
  100: >
  101: >
  102: > Well, that summer (1993) saw several changes: Lawrence went off to
  103: > grad school; Chris went to Microsoft and got married; Brad moved to
  104: > California; and [Allen Briggs](http://www.ninthwonder.com/~briggs/)
  105: > and Michael Finch started working on the system instead of just
  106: > hanging around like spectators. They got MacBSD merged into NetBSD 0.8
  107: > by the time that NetBSD had progressed to 0.9... At Christmas that
  108: > year, Brad and Lawrence got back together and had a hacking session
  109: > with Mike in Mike's apartment. This led to support for a few more
  110: > systems and was generally considered to be a Good Thing.
  111: >
  112: > Allen took on the responsibility of keeping the mac68k code up to date
  113: > and managed to do so while also making some improvements and merging
  114: > in the occasional contributed changes.
  115: 
  116: Quotes included in an early release of MacBSD
  117: ---------------------------------------------
  118: 
  119: > "The best book on programming for the layman is \`Alice in
  120: > Wonderland'; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the
  121: > layman."
  122: >
  123: > -- Fortune
  124: >
  125: > "Just about every computer on the market today runs Unix, except the
  126: > Mac (and nobody cares about it)."
  127: >
  128: > -- Bill Joy 6/21/85
  129: 
  130: """
  131: 
  132: ]]
  133: [[!tag tier2port]]

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