Looking for a small fast VAX development machine

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Mon Feb 22 08:39:31 CST 2016

On 2016-02-22 9:31 AM, Mouse wrote:
>> I at least have a card cage with an uVAXII (KA630, UC07 etc ) and had
>> run Quasijarus a while before.  Yes it's fun to play with old
>> machines, but I don't think that it is funny to build and test
>> Software like PostgreSQL on them.
> If I cared about PostgreSQL I would; testing on slow/small machines is
> a very effective way to keep developers honest, instead of hiding
> algorithmic sins behind "hit it with enough hardware speed it's not
> visible" - not visible, that is, until it goes into production with a
> large job.

Absolutely! This is a neglected concept. It applies equally to front end 
development, which is awash with bloat and resource wastage (hi Chrome!)

> It's one of the reasons (there are others) I no longer track NetBSD:
> they've dropped that.

So has Minix 3 - last I checked, x86 & ARM only - what's the point of that.


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