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Project: Port CRUX PPC (Operating Systems)
posted by Nik Mak on 24th May 2012


As already scheduled a massive update is now available for CRUX PPC GNU/Linux.
Ports and pre-compiled for the IcedTea Java Development Kit (OpenJDK) and Apache OpenOffice suite are now updated too.
Project: Port CRUX PPC (Operating Systems)
posted by Nik Mak on 1st May 2012


16 Feb 2012

Due a lack of active developers, modern hardware and resources after nearly ten years i'm sadly going to suspend the CRUX PPC GNU/Linux project. It's not a full switch off but future updates 'll be discontinued.
Project: Port CRUX PPC (Operating Systems)
posted by Nik Mak on 3rd November 2011


acrux@hermes:~$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_147-icedtea"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea7 2.0) (cruxppc-2.7-ppc)
OpenJDK Zero VM (build 21.0-b17, interpreted mode)
Project: Reggae on Efika (Multimedia)
posted by Grzegorz Kraszewski on 1st October 2011


As PowerDeveloper.org is now more focused on ARM architecture and Linux, I've decided to blog about my MorphOS related activity on my personal blog. I can be also found on Facebook, as well as on irc.freenode.net, channel #morphos. Reggae project is still active. Ports of MorphOS to PowerPC based older Apple hardware, made Efika significancy a bit lower however.
Project: Port CRUX PPC (Operating Systems)
posted by Nik Mak on 11th September 2011


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Project: Port CRUX PPC (Operating Systems)
posted by Nik Mak on 20th July 2011


CRUX PPC 2.7a is available. It's mainly a bugfix release altought it, now, has a partial support for Acube Sam460ex (vga on SM502).

Issues fixed:
- pmac32: this boot kernel fixes an issue that prevents to boot on very old G3 and dual G4 machines and qemu too;
- pegasos2: this boot kernel fixes an issue that prevents to use ps/2 keyboards and mice.
Project: Port CRUX PPC (Operating Systems)
posted by Nik Mak on 15th February 2011


CRUX PPC 2.7 is now available. CRUX PPC is a port of CRUX for the Power Architecture® platform. It’s a GNU system with a Linux kernel and runs on Apple NewWorld (both 32 and 64bit) PowerPC, YDL Powerstation, Genesi PegasosII and EFIKA, ACube Sam440ep, IBM Intellistation POWER workstations and IBM Power Systems servers. CRUX PPC includes support for laptop-specific features, extended hardware support and server tools.

CRUX PPC 2.7 is, as usual, released via two different installation ISO: 32bit and 64bit. The 32bit version is based on a single lib toolchain instead the 64bit one comes with a multilib toolchain. These two versions share the same ports tree.
See the download page!

CRUX PPC GNU/Linux Project - http://cruxppc.org/
Project: Port CRUX PPC (Operating Systems)
posted by Nik Mak on 3rd February 2011


CRUX PPC 2.7RC2
It's available our second release candidate.

download for CRUX PPC:
ftp:/ /ftp.cruxppc.org/cruxppc/test/crux-ppc-2.7RC2.iso
ftp:/ /ftp.cruxppc.org/cruxppc/test/crux-ppc-2.7RC2.iso.md5
download for CRUX PPC (64bit):
ftp:/ /ftp.cruxppc.org/cruxppc/test/crux-ppc64-2.7RC2.iso
ftp:/ /ftp.cruxppc.org/cruxppc/test/crux-ppc64-2.7RC2.iso.md5



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GNU/Linux on Power Architecture
CRUX PPC - http://cruxppc.org/
Project: Port CRUX PPC (Operating Systems)
posted by Nik Mak on 25th December 2010


It's available our first release candidate for 32bit.
Important changes are about IBM legacy RS6K 604e/604ev/604r. The support is officially removed as we do not have anymore a machine to test our ISO.

http://cruxppc.org/ReleaseNotes2-7
http://cruxppc.org/Handbook2-7

ftp:/ /ftp.cruxppc.org/cruxppc/test/crux-ppc-2.7RC1.iso.md5
ftp:/ /ftp.cruxppc.org/cruxppc/test/crux-ppc-2.7RC1.iso.md5

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GNU/Linux on Power Architecture
CRUX PPC - http://cruxppc.org/
Project: Port CRUX PPC (Operating Systems)
posted by Nik Mak on 13th September 2010


acrux@peg2:~$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_20"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.9) (cruxppc-2.6-ppc)
OpenJDK Shark VM (build 17.0-b16, mixed mode)


Shark VM on 32bit platform is enough stable and usable and it'd be 5%-20% faster than Zero VM.
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