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hp300, mvme68k, and mvme88k Arches Move to the Attic

Contributed by tbert on from the to-the-great-/dev/null-in-the-sky dept.

In a recent commit, miod@ removed support for some of the older platforms that were supported by OpenBSD:

Retire hp300, mvme68k and mvme88k ports. These ports have no users, keeping
this hardware alive is becoming increasingly difficult, and I should heed the
message sent by the three disks which have died on me over the last few days.

Noone sane will mourn these ports anyway. So long, and thanks for the fish.

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  1. By almeida (almeida) on

    I know this isn't the right place or the right format, but here's a diff to update the "Platforms" page.

    $ diff -u plat-old.html plat-new.html
    --- plat-old.html 2014-03-19 18:58:20.000000000 -0400
    +++ plat-new.html 2014-03-19 19:00:34.000000000 -0400
    @@ -56,10 +56,6 @@
    <td>Motorola 881x0-based Data General <i>AViiON</i> systems</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    -<td><a href="hp300.html"><b>hp300</b></a></td>
    -<td>Hewlett-Packard HP 9000 series 300 and 400 workstations</td>
    -</tr>
    -<tr>
    <td><a href="hppa.html"><b>hppa</b></a></td>
    <td>Hewlett-Packard Precision Architecture (PA-RISC) systems</td>
    </tr>
    @@ -86,14 +82,6 @@
    <td>Apple <i>New World</i> PowerPC-based machines, from the iMac onwards</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    -<td><a href="mvme68k.html"><b>mvme68k</b></a></td>
    -<td>Motorola 680x0-based VME systems</td>
    -</tr>
    -<tr>
    -<td><a href="mvme88k.html"><b>mvme88k</b></a></td>
    -<td>Motorola 881x0-based VME systems</td>
    -</tr>
    -<tr>
    <td><a href="octeon.html"><b>octeon</b></a></td>
    <td>Cavium Octeon-based MIPS64 systems</td>
    </tr>
    @@ -183,10 +171,22 @@
    <td>StrongARM 110 Evaluation Board</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    +<td><a href="hp300.html"><b>hp300</b></a></td>
    +<td>Hewlett-Packard HP 9000 series 300 and 400 workstations</td>
    +</tr>
    +<tr>
    <td><a href="mac68k.html"><b>mac68k</b></a></td>
    <td>Motorola 680x0-based Apple Macintosh with MMU</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    +<td><a href="mvme68k.html"><b>mvme68k</b></a></td>
    +<td>Motorola 680x0-based VME systems</td>
    +</tr>
    +<tr>
    +<td><a href="mvme88k.html"><b>mvme88k</b></a></td>
    +<td>Motorola 881x0-based VME systems</td>
    +</tr>
    +<tr>
    <td><a href="palm.html"><b>palm</b></a></td>
    <td>Palm/PXA based PDAs</td>
    </tr>

    1. By Miod Vallat (miod) on

      Not until some time after 5.5 (which supports these platforms) is released.

  2. By henning () on

    Did the earth just stop rotating?

    1. By Janne Johansson (jj) on http://www.inet6.se

      > Did the earth just stop rotating?

      Or it will soon. I would not be surprised if the rotation is controlled by a m68k or m88k computer. Also, global warming will cease. Until now, noone knew it originated in miods apartment, but tracing the now-lost heat back showed it was coming from France.

  3. By Blake () undeadly@2112.net on 2112.net

    I must confess a certain fondness for elegantly-designed aging hardware such as these platforms. I still run my backup MX & 2nd DNS on an SS20, because it's perfectly adequate for the job. Long ago I ran a 2ndhand NeXT slab as my main workstation until I could no longer bear the pain of the lethargic web browser. I used alphas, sun3s, & sun4cs as light-load servers too, most of which I picked up for under $50, if not for free (the alpha multia was particulary spiffy). Just because I could, & thanks to OpenBSD.

    Pulling the plug on an old friend is no fun. Kudos to miod@ for maintaining these ports as long as he did.

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