Annotation of wikisrc/ports/newsmips.mdwn, revision 1.1

1.1     ! mspo        1: [[!template id=port
        !             2: port="sun2"
        !             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/newsmips/5000b.gif"
        !             8: about="""
        !             9: NetBSD/newsmips is the port of NetBSD to SONY's MIPS based "NET WORK
        !            10: STATION" series. [More information](history.html) on these machines is
        !            11: available.
        !            12: 
        !            13: NetBSD/newsmips port is based on NetBSD/{mips,pmax} and 4.4BSD Lite2.
        !            14: 
        !            15: m68k based NEWS machines are supported by [NetBSD/news68k](../news68k/)
        !            16: port.
        !            17: 
        !            18: Sony has good pages about it's history in both
        !            19: [Japanese](http://www.sony.co.jp/SonyInfo/CorporateInfo/History/SonyHistory/)
        !            20: and
        !            21: [English](http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/CorporateInfo/History/SonyHistory/)
        !            22: language. There is also a NEWS chapter available in both
        !            23: [Japanese](http://www.sony.co.jp/SonyInfo/CorporateInfo/History/SonyHistory/2-12.html#block3)
        !            24: and
        !            25: [English](http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/CorporateInfo/History/SonyHistory/2-12.html#block3).
        !            26: (Note "MIPS" in this article stands for "Media Information Products and
        !            27: System" Business Group, not the MIPS processors.)
        !            28: 
        !            29: According to that page, the first NEWS machine appeared in January 1987,
        !            30: in Japan. It was
        !            31: [NWS-800](http://museum.ipsj.or.jp/en/computer/work/0005.html), which is
        !            32: not supported by NetBSD/news68k as of this writing. It was designed for
        !            33: replacement of VAX mini-computers on desktop. The price was
        !            34: 950,000-2,750,000 Yen (\$8800-\$25000 US) and they were selling very
        !            35: well in Japan. The NEWS machines were used for DTP, CAD/CAM etc. They
        !            36: were sold in USA and Europe (there are a few user of NetBSD/news68k in
        !            37: USA and Italy) but the sales were hard because Sun Microsystems already
        !            38: had big market share.
        !            39: 
        !            40: Sony released the newer MIPS based NEWS (NWS-3800) in December 1989, and
        !            41: they were used for VOD system and internet server etc. Note that the
        !            42: 4.4BSD/Lite release also supported the news3400 models. Finally the NEWS
        !            43: division in Sony has been dissolved in 1998.
        !            44: """
        !            45: supported_hardware="""
        !            46: Supported System Models
        !            47: -----------------------
        !            48: 
        !            49: Currently only single CPU models are supported in NetBSD/newsmips.
        !            50: 
        !            51: -   R3000 and hyper-bus based models:
        !            52:     -   NWS-3470D
        !            53:     -   NWS-3410
        !            54:     -   NWS-3460
        !            55:     -   NWS-3710
        !            56:     -   NWS-3720
        !            57: 
        !            58: -   R4000/4400 and apbus based models:
        !            59:     -   NWS-5000
        !            60: 
        !            61: Supported Peripherals
        !            62: ---------------------
        !            63: 
        !            64: -   On-board LANCE ethernet interface (*le*)
        !            65: -   On-board SONIC ethernet interface (*sn*)
        !            66: -   On-board SONY CXD1185 SCSI interface (*sc*)
        !            67: -   On-board HP SPIFI3-SE SCSI interface (*spifi*)
        !            68: -   Most SCSI devices
        !            69: -   On-board Z8530 serial interface (*zsc*)
        !            70: -   keyboard (*kb*) and mouse (*ms*)
        !            71: -   NWB-253 framebuffer (*fb*) (text only)
        !            72: -   "XA" framebuffer on news5000 (*xafb*) (text only)
        !            73: -   NWB-5852A 100BaseTX ethernet interface (*tlp*)
        !            74: 
        !            75: """
        !            76: unsupported_hardware="""
        !            77: -   IOP based systems (NWS-3800 series)
        !            78: -   R4600 based systems (NWS-4000 series; on going)
        !            79: -   internal floppy disk
        !            80: -   other framebuffers not listed above
        !            81: -   COMPAT\_NEWSOS
        !            82: """
        !            83: 
        !            84: ]]
        !            85: [[!tag tier2port]]

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