Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-dev

From: Joseph Jezak <josejx@g.o>
To: gentoo-ppc-dev@l.g.o
Cc: Brent Baude <ranger@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-dev] Playstation3 port status woes
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 13:05:44
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-ppc-dev] Playstation3 port status woes by Nelson Batalha
Nelson Batalha wrote:
> Hi! > > >> Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 12:33:49 +1100 >> From: anomaly256@×××××.com >> To: gentoo-ppc-dev@l.g.o >> Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-dev] Playstation3 port status woes >> >> I intend to spend some time on this over the next few weeks. Anything >> I can do to help take some of the load off? Are there any style >> guides for the docs and boot/install media or templates to follow? >> Requisite lists? >> > > (I offered for the same task, a bug was started so I could join gentoo but since then didn't get a reply). > >
What's the bug #? Have you been working on testing some of our open bugs? We need testers just as much as developers and becoming a developer is a whole lot easier if we know who you are from helping with testing. Either way, email me out of this thread if you'd like some help with the process.
> Will this bootable disk be only to the ps3? What problems are you having building it? >
I would assume that all we'd need is a kernel and initrd to make it boot, the existing minimal cd should be adequate otherwise. Again, Brent is the release engineering person, so he's the one you should be asking.
> 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 approprietly copy the cd contents to the disk. (I was actually writting a GTK gui that did just that along with specific ps3 configurations). It's really annoying to compile everything from a stage3, are you dropping stage4 support for it? >
I don't see the benefit of releasing a stage 4 build, since that would essentially require us to make decisions as to what you should have on your system. While it is convenient, I would suspect that most Gentoo users would choose not to use it. Again, you're more than welcome to prepare a repository of pre-built packages for PS3, but it's unlikely that we'll do that in an official sense (speaking for myself here, if others want to do it, more power to them!). Hope that helps, -Joe