Annotation of wikisrc/ports/newsmips.mdwn, revision 1.2

1.1       mspo        1: [[!template id=port
1.2     ! ryoon       2: port="newsmips"
1.1       mspo        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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