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From: bos...@uunet.UU.NET (Keith Bostic)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.wizards,comp.unix.i386
Subject: (very) preliminary 386 release
Keywords: 386, 4.3BSD
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Date: 14 Apr 90 20:33:00 GMT
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Posted: Sat Apr 14 21:33:00 1990

As part of the 4.4BSD development effort, Bill Jolitz has just completed
a preliminary port of the current 4.3BSD system to the Intel 386 architecture.
The only supported configuration is:

        ISA bus
        ST 506 disk controller (e.g. WD1003 and compatibles)
        at least 1 Mb RAM
        at least 40 Mb disk
        Ethernets using the National 8390 chip (e.g. NE1000, WD boards)

We are interested in finding sites willing to add functionality to the system.
At this time we are ONLY interested in sites that can not only fix their own
problems but are interested in adding support for new peripherals.

Currently, a 4.3BSD or 4.3BSD-tahoe Berkeley license is required for the
system.

For further information, please contact Keith Bostic, preferably by email,
at (415-642-4948, uunet!bostic, or bos...@okeeffe.berkeley.edu).

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From: woodw...@uicbert.eecs.uic.edu
Newsgroups: comp.unix.i386
Subject: bsd 4.4 for i386 - vaporware?
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Date: 19 Apr 90 11:13:37 GMT
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Nf-From: uicbert.eecs.uic.edu!woodward    Apr 18 15:00:00 1990
Posted: Thu Apr 19 12:13:37 1990



several messages have been bandied about on this board concerning 
the cost of bsd 4.4 for i386 machines.  however, the key question
was never answered:   is bsd 4.4 going to include the i386 as a
standard release platform?

anybody know for sure if and when this will happen?

jp woodward
univ of ill at chicago

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From: bos...@ucbvax.BERKELEY.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.i386
Subject: Re: bsd 4.4 for i386 - vaporware?
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Date: 21 Apr 90 20:44:03 GMT
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Posted: Sat Apr 21 21:44:03 1990

In article <113700...@uicbert.eecs.uic.edu>, woodw...@uicbert.eecs.uic.edu 
writes:
> several messages have been bandied about on this board concerning 
> the cost of bsd 4.4 for i386 machines.  however, the key question
> was never answered:   is bsd 4.4 going to include the i386 as a
> standard release platform?
> 
> anybody know for sure if and when this will happen?

Nobody knows for sure, including us.  However, there will be an "alpha"
release around the end of June.

To clarify some things, 4.4BSD will include 386 support as a standard
platform.  It will be integrated with NFS, TCP/IP and the rest of the
system.

The 4.4BSD tape will be licensed as 4.3BSD was licensed, and it will
require a 32V or greater AT&T license to get it.

There will be a second tape that will be distributed at the same time.
It will contain all of the non-proprietary software included in the 4.4BSD
distribution.  This tape will be available without external license for
a nominal fee.  All of the 386 support included in the BSD distribution
will be included in this latter tape.

--keith

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