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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:13 pm 

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CRUX PPC is almost ready... here the first release candidate: ... .2-rc1.iso ... iso.md5sum

If we get feedback that everything is alright, the stable release will come in the next two weeks :).

It took a while to get ready, but we're glad to announce that this release supports Apple PowerPC hardware (both 32 and 64 bit), Genesi PegasosII (with some tweaking it should get installed on PegasosI too), Genesi EFIKA (Acrux wrote a nice howto on the many ways to install Crux PPC on it) and presumably more MPC5200B boards, IBM RISC/6000 32bit CHRP and IBM pSeries.

Cjg contributed to the project with suggestions, a very cool kernel patch with customized logo, and by porting Ilenia to our ports layout; now you can use Ilenia as your ports/packages management tool, it's on the cd! :wink:
Our repos now include software of daily use like OpenOffice2, mplayer, jre/jdk, eclipse and more (we hope MOL, qemu, gnash and other ports that we already have partly working) will be there soon.

We're really looking forward to receive feedback and suggestions; The most useful tests are CD booting and disk detection on all flavours of Apple 64bit, IBM Risc/6000 and pSeries, and on Pegasos{II,I}, that we don't own, so even the very basic test is extremely helpful.

Have fun ;) and please don't hesitate to write down your esperience and impressions here :D

The Crux PPC Team

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:34 pm 

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ok, here they are, the handbook is available here: ... dbook.html
note that only the chapters up to install (included) are up to date, the upgrade chapter still refers to devfs device names, and is missing most of the notes on hardware support.
Other chapters need small adaptation to the new ports layout and hints on how to use prt-get and ilenia on the multiarch ports tree.

And here the nice HowTo by Acrux on EFIKA install: ... howto.html
it will be soon ported to docbook-xml.

nullpointer _at_ cruxppc _dot_ org

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:57 am 

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here in PDF: ... -howto.pdf

acrux _at_ linuxmail _dot_ org

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