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Re: debian-ppc port for ps3-otheros++



On Mon, 27 Jun 2011 10:43:38 +0200
Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 07:35, Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 10:35:08PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> >> On Sun, 2011-06-26 at 08:04 -0400, Durandal Dokucheyav wrote:
> >> > I am contacting you guys on behalf of http://gitbrew.org.  We have
> >> > recently released the otherOS++ firmware for the Sony Playstation 3,
> >> > allowing the install of third-party OSes on the PS3 once again.  We
> >> > currently have Debian-PPC running on otherOS++ with full access to
> >> > RSX/SPE's, and would like to know if you would like to collaborate
> >> > with us on an official Debian port.
> >>
> >> We wouldn't consider this as a distinct port, as the PS3 will run the
> >> same powerpc binaries as we already provide.  But I assume there is some
> >> specific hardware support (particularly for the SPEs) that is currently
> >> lacking from our powerpc port, and help on that would surely be welcome.
> >
> > There actually *is* a separate port:
> > http://wiki.debian.org/PowerPCSPEPort
> 
> That's unrelated.
> 
> It's a pity (and cause of confusion) of having SPE mean both "Signal Processing
> Extension" (for FreeScale parts) and "Synergistic Processing Element" (for Cell
> parts), both in a PowerPC context.

Disambiguation section added to the wiki page:
http://wiki.debian.org/PowerPCSPEPort#Signal_Processing_Extension

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