[talk] NYC*BUG Tonight: RetroBSD & LiteBSD

Peter Varga pvarga at pvrg.net
Thu Jul 7 14:08:06 EDT 2016

What can be done with such a small memory?
 Apollo 11 source code.
and the hacker news discussion

On Wed, Jul 6, 2016, at 02:23 PM, George Rosamond wrote:
> July 6
> Meet the Smallest BSDs: RetroBSD and LiteBSD, Brian Callahan
> 18:45, Stone Creek Bar & Lounge: 140 E 27th St
> Abstract
> We all expect *BSD to run on our personal computers and servers. What
> you may not know is that the last five years have seen a successful
> experiment to bring *BSD to the PIC32 microcontrollers. There are now
> two different full *BSD operating systems for these microcontrollers:
> RetroBSD, a port of 2.11BSD, and LiteBSD, based on 4.4BSD-Lite2.
> This talk introduces the two smallest BSDs, the differences between
> them, what hardware you need (with hands-on demos), and how to get
> involved. We'll overview what works, what doesn't, the challenges of
> writing a complete operating system with extremely small RAM limits in
> the modern era, and how to incorporate *BSD on the microcontroller into
> your *BSD universe.
> Speaker Bio
> Brian is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Science and Technology
> Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research explores how
> underserved groups vie for legitimacy and normalcy in the IT sector
> through diversity and other initiatives. He is an ex-OpenBSD developer
> who used to do a lot of work on ports but now advocates for a
> BSD-agnostic approach.
> _______________________________________________
> talk mailing list
> talk at lists.nycbug.org
> http://lists.nycbug.org/mailman/listinfo/talk

More information about the talk mailing list