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proposed by acrux on 19th October 2006 (accepted on 20th October 2006)
Project Summary
CruxPPC is a port for the PowerPC platform of Crux. It\'s a lightweight, source based GNU/Linux distribution, whos primary focus is \"keep it simple\".

The EFIKA board would be a perfect target for the embedded solution based on CRUX PPC and PowerPC processor

Project Blog Entries

  CRUX PPC: May 2012 big update
posted by acrux 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.
  CRUX PPC GNU/Linux project suspended
posted by acrux 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.
  IcedTea7 2.0
posted by acrux 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)
  exclusive CRUX PPC interview
posted by acrux on 11th September 2011

Exclusive CRUX PPC interview on:
Applicando n.304 (Settembre 2011) - La rivista per il mondo MAC [ITA]
  CRUX PPC 2.7a, bugfix release
posted by acrux 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.
  CRUX PPC 2.7 released!
posted by acrux 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/
posted by acrux on 3rd February 2011

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

GNU/Linux on Power Architecture
CRUX PPC - http://cruxppc.org/
  crux-ppc-2.7RC1: a first release candidate for 32bit power architecture
posted by acrux 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.


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

GNU/Linux on Power Architecture
CRUX PPC - http://cruxppc.org/
   IcedTea6-1.9 Shark VM for ppc32
posted by acrux 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.
posted by acrux on 12th September 2010

12th Sept 2010

Our CRUX PPC 2.6 ports and pre-compiled for the IcedTea Java Development Kit (OpenJDK) are now updated. They are available for ppc and ppc64.

icedtea6-1.8-946a062e9027 (openjdk6b20) --> icedtea6-1.9 (openjdk6b20)

Low end machines owners can update their own systems using these provided icedtea6-bin-ppc* packages saving precious time and computational costs.

have fun with CRUX PPC !
GNU/Linux on Power Architecture
CRUX PPC - http://cruxppc.org/
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