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This is my first post to this list.
I'm considering a port of OpenBIOS to a MIPS platform. (Why? Initially, to help with a hypothetical port of OpenSolaris to MIPS, but I think it has other applications as well. YAMON, the normal MIPS bootloader on many platforms, is really, really crummy in many significant respects. And Redboot has its own issues as well.) I can see this being useful for NetBSD as well.
First target platforms would be Alchemy DBAu15xx and Cobalt RaQs, primarily because that's what I have hardware and sources for. (Maybe also Atheros WiSoCs, although the information I have is less complete for those platforms.)
Anyway, I'm very interested in this, so the first thing I did was pull down the latest OpenBIOS to check it out.
No MIPS support. Okay, no problem. That's what I want to work on anyway. (I seem to recall seeing a post from someone else who'd done a MIPS port. Not sure why it isn't in SVN.)
Anyway, the next thing I discovered, is that trying to build a normal amd64 build on my Ultra 20 running Solaris 10 didn't work. Apparently the code is only tested on Linux.
So I have some diffs to make it somewhat better. Already I have diffs for fcode-utils, and am working on openbios-devel. What is needed to get my diffs integrated? What is the best way to get contributions into the tree? Sorry for my ignorance, but I'm _very_ new to the project.