Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 3rd Apr 2003 17:16 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The main commercial company behind NetBSD is Wasabi Systems. The company has contributed advances and big chunks of code to the open source project, while they do offer a boxed release of NetBSD. However, their main business for the company is the embedded market and NetBSD is marketed as an embedded OS. Today, we talk to the Vice President of Wasabi Systems, Jay Michaelson.
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RE: NetBSD already has Java support
by Eugenia on Fri 4th Apr 2003 00:05 UTC

>Java support for NetBSD already exists.

Obviously, you did not understand the question then. We are talking about EMBEDDED systems here. You can't possibly be thinking that they include both the Linux emulation plus the normal Java packages for a device!! That would need about 64-92 MB of RAM, while we are talking about devices that have up to 0.5-4 MB of RAM. There are special, NATIVE and trimmed versions of Java for embedded systems (and not the desktop versions, running under *emulation*). The stuff you describe only work for the desktop/workstation market, not for Wasabi's business.