NetBSD/cats is an port of NetBSD to the
Electronics CATS motherboard and
Up until the release of NetBSD 1.6, this port was a part of the
NetBSD/arm32 port. With
the release of 1.6, cats is now maintained as a separate port,
using the core arm functionality.
arm port Xscale optimizations
Steve Woodford announced that he has committed various Xscale
micro-optimizations to the NetBSD/arm ports.
Please see his message
to the port-arm Mailing List for details.
Experimental ABLE firmware support on cats
Chris Gilbert has added experimental ABLE firmware support on
cats, please see his mail
for more information.
New firmware for cats
Simtec have released new firmware for cats, I recommend that
people install it. It's been noted that it has fixed an issue
relating to X on for at least one person. The new firmware can
be found on Simtec's
website, specifically their cats
support page. I would strongly recommend that cats
users upgrade to 1.3, as the firmware allows for larger kernels,
which means I'll be reenabling some devices in the -current
X support for cats
NetBSD/cats now has in-tree support for xfree86 4.2.0. Sets are
available for 1.6 RC1 from ftp.NetBSD.org in
pub/NetBSD/arch/cats/xsets. Anyone wishing to try to build X
needs to update to the latest xsrc. Note that you need 1.6BETA
or 1.6 -current as the server uses the /dev/pci0 interface.
Non-current users will need to add USE_XF86_4=YES to their
/etc/mk.conf. Note, I'll be requesting pullups to the
netbsd-1-6 branch, but they may not make it into 1.6.
Cats now has a mailing list
NetBSD/cats now has its own mailing list, port-cats. The list
is for discussion of both cats and EBSA boards and issues
relating to them. Generic arm issues should still to to the
port-arm list. To subscribe use the links on the side.
Cats moves to its own arch dir
NetBSD/cats is now in its own arch dir, sys/arch/cats.
Kernels should be built from there. Note that GENERIC has grown
as it now contains all the currently supported USB devices. Any
cats specific bugs should be reported using the newly created
port-cats category in send-pr.
Archive of NetBSD/cats news items
Supported Computer Systems
These are the machines/boards this port is targeting:
Additionally, GXemul is a machine
emulator which also can run the NetBSD/cats port.
We invite you to examine the summary of current
NetBSD/cats problem reports.