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

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.



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