Re: SH4 porterbox
On 7/20/10 4:36 PM, Hector Oron wrote:
Hi Hector, I've just been thinking about this very question while
writing a FAQ for http://oss.renesas.com and the simple answer is; not
really. However (and note that this statement is NOT official Renesas
policy), Renesas will support contributors with donations of development
hardware who have contributed to or show the potential to make
significant contributions to OSS supporting the SH architecture.
2010/7/13, Nobuhiro Iwamatsu<firstname.lastname@example.org>:
I prepared two porterbox of sh4.
Thank you very much Nobuhiro! Those are great news!
Do you think is there cheap commercial hardware based around SH4?
Which could make more people be interested on such a great port?
My advice would be to contribute in whatever way you can to whatever
area of OSS interests you for SH. This could be the kernel, QEMU,
Directfb, drivers, DebianSH, GNU toolchain, etc. etc. I know it can be
difficult to do so without real hardware though. Nothing will go
unnoticed, as the SH community is pretty small.
Of course, if you already have a significant contribution base out
there, you can always ask on the linuxsh-dev list for a hardware
donation and see what happens.
FWIW, I think all of this advice applies to most architectures.