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Bug#909411: ITP: gxemul -- machine emulator for multiple architectures




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Göran Weinholt <weinholt@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : gxemul
  Version         : 0.6.0.2
  Upstream Author : Anders Gavare
* URL             : http://gavare.se/gxemul/
* License         : BSD-3-Clause
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : machine emulator for multiple architectures

 GXemul aims at emulating complete machines with enough hardware
 emulated to run real unmodified operating systems. The emulation of
 these machine types is good enough to run a least one guest operating
 system:
 .
 ARM-based machines:
  * CATS (NetBSD/cats, OpenBSD/cats)
  * IQ80321 (NetBSD/evbarm)
  * NetWinder (NetBSD/netwinder)
 MIPS-based machines:
  * DECstation 5000/200 (NetBSD/pmax, OpenBSD/pmax, Ultrix, 
    Linux/DECstation, Sprite)
  * Acer Pica-61 (NetBSD/arc)
  * NEC MobilePro 770, 780, 800, 880 (NetBSD/hpcmips)
  * Malta (NetBSD/evbmips)
  * Algorithmics P5064 (NetBSD/algor)
  * SGI O2 (aka IP32) (NetBSD/sgi) (enough for root-on-nfs)
 PowerPC-based machines:
  * IBM 6050/6070 (PReP, PowerPC Reference Platform) (NetBSD/prep)
 SuperH-based machines:
  * Sega Dreamcast (NetBSD/dreamcast) (enough for ramdisk userland)
 .
 Other machine types and architectures are emulated less completely.
 See the documentation in the gxemul-doc package for the exact details
 and guides to installing guest operating systems.

I plan to maintain this package myself. It was previously packaged in
Debian and removed due to bugs and an inactive upstream; upstream is
now active again.