Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Oct 2005 10:09 UTC, submitted by FreeBSD_User
FreeBSD Rink Springer would like to see his Xbox port migrated into FreeBSD-current. He is looking to import his FreeBSD/Xbox within the FreeBSD/i386 port, bringing support into FreeBSD-CURRENT. He is proposing a prioritized plan in order to accomplish this goal and is looking for your comments and feedback.
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yes, it's useful
by molnarcs on Mon 24th Oct 2005 13:31 UTC
molnarcs
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2005-09-10

I think some of you overlook the usefullness of this port.

1) supporting multiple archs keeps the codebase portable and clean
2) you forget about PC-BSD and DesktopBSD - both would benefit from FreeBSD supporting the Xbox. They are also unique unix desktop solutions - PC-BSD for it's tight integration with KDE/QT and its user-friendly package management, and Desktop-BSD for providing an easy to use GUI for the classical FreeBSD tools like ports. In this respect, they aim at slightly different users: those seeking an alternative OS where installing packages works like in windows/OsX, without wanting to dig too deep into FreeBSD, and those who wish to learn unix but are put off by the seemingly difficult installation project. So yes, making FreeBSD work on the Xbox is cool and useful!

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