> PicoBSD (the tiny, fit-on-a-floppy version of FreeBSD) is, for me, a
> great product. It is just what I want in a unix operating system (for
> now). Plus it does not require any complex installations. But my true
> question is: is there a simmilar product based upon NetBSD? I'd love to
> be able to have a fit-on-a-floppy version of NetBSD to run on an old
> Macintosh (68k-based) which is something that Free/PicoBSD cannot
> provide me with. Thanks.
Having not played with Pico-BSD, the question becomes "how did they do
it?" Since (I presume) the source is available, you could easily grab
the file names for PicoBSD and build a NetBSD version that did the same
thing. Getting the kernel and a working subset of software onto a
floppy isn't super challenging; the install disk does it now. Would you
be willing to work from two floppies? If so, you could create an memory
file system image that contained all of the software you need and put a
floppy on the system as a writable asset.
Think the new Roxen releases are a sign that the company has lost it's
edge? Well it's obvious you are not alone if you do.
Caudium is the name of a GPL webserver written in the interpreting
language Pike as well as in C. It is originally based on the Roxen
Challenger 1.3 code base. It is an attractive alternative to servers
like Apache, Netscape and Zeus due to it's strength in dynamic page
and data generation, modularity and more.