Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-dev

From: Nelson Batalha <nelson_batalha@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-dev@l.g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-ppc-dev] Playstation3 port status woes
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 13:57:24
Message-Id: BAY114-W200D3BF68665FE0FD66692F60B0@phx.gbl
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-dev] Playstation3 port status woes by Luca Barbato
> Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:05:11 +0100 > From: lu_zero@g.o > To: gentoo-ppc-dev@l.g.o > Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-dev] Playstation3 port status woes
> > If so, afaik the livecd and stage4 could be > > released in the same file, since a livecd can be > > only a stage4 with a specific boot config file if I recall. > > A simple install procedure could be written so a user would > > appropriately copy the cd contents to the disk. > > It does exist already... >
I'm aware they exist already, what I'm saying is that to shorten developing time the next version could be all-in-one. If you preserve things like the portage database the next livecd could be the next stage4.
> > (I was actually writing a GTK gui that did just that along > > with specific ps3 configurations). > > Check the graphical installer available in recent releases, I'm quite > sure would be nice having a patch to support the ps3 target.
If you're talking about the GLI I personally didn't like it very much for this and the code was huge. Since the ps3 install from a stage4 is so simple I figured it would be easy to create and maintain a separate installer.
> > It's really annoying to compile everything from a stage3, > > are you dropping stage4 support for it? > > I'd suggest to use a cross-distcc setup to speed things up... > > lu
For me yes, but cross-compiling isn't officially supported, so ruling out an official stage4 would leave a stage3 install with compiling everything on the ps3 the only supported way to do things. I was hoping this would be a first contact to linux to many users (since it's the only OS installable on the ps3), while I appreciate the gentoo handbook approach a lot, until crossdev is working better it's just too hard for them wouldn't you agree? nelson _________________________________________________________________ Obtenha 30 Emoticons grátis para o seu Windows Live Messenger