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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. 
###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.

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