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Re: Donation / Want list (was: Re: snapshots are broken)

From: Mike Porter <mupi@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 16:21:27 -0700

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On Friday 14 November 2003 12:56 pm, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :As a start we could put up a want list like FreeBSD
> :has(http://www.freebsd.org/donations/wantlist.html)
> :Shouldn't be many lines that needs to be written to add it to the web
> : page. A little table and we are there. If there is a need for it I can
> : make the page.
>     It will depend on demand.  So far you and Hiten.  I have Hiten's
>     box ready to mail and I'll order another two boxes and mail one
>     to you.  It will probably be a week before I get the next 'batch',
>     I'll email you when I get it and we can figure out how to get it
>     to you.
> 					-Matt

It seems to me that having such a want list could be useful for other things.  
I happen to have quite a bit of "old" hardware lying around that could be 
useful for compatibility testing/extension. (example: I have an inito950 UW 
scsi controller that wroks under linux, their website has a *bsd driver, but 
it chokes badly under 4.9-S (compiles fine, loads the driver fine, everything 
is happy until you try to read from the drive, sometimes it works, others 
it...well, doesn't)  If someone happened to want to write a (new) driver for 
this, I would be more than willing to ship it to him, if he didn't have one 
(one supposes that a person wanting to write/modify a driver probably has the 
hardware, but you never know).  Having such a list would enable the person 
with the hardware to get in touch with the person who has the coding skills 
to write the driver. (I could probably tackle it myself given enough time and 
box to work with that I can afford to have not working some percentage of the 

In addition, if there is not a high demand for "complete systems" there may be 
the ability for matt (or others as the project grows and gains 
supporters/sponsors) to purchase individual components.

Also, FWIW, and if you're looking, I would be willing to donate time to 
acquiring-assmebly-shipping of systems.  It doesn't seem like it is taking a 
terrible toll on matt's time at this point, but given my coding skills, is 
someplace beyond 'mere' testing and offering opinions that I could help out.

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