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news from the team / Use Powerbook G4 for teach coding using Scratch
« Last post by rt1k on September 09, 2018, 04:15:57 PM »
Based on a customized version of Raspbian, we are working on our project to reuse old Powerbook G4 notebooks in the primary schools for teaching coding with Scratch.
news from the team / stable linux kernel 4.18.1 for G5 ppc64
« Last post by rt1k on August 16, 2018, 09:42:28 PM »
Hi all,
kernel 4.18.1 (2018-08-15) compiled thanks to our power8 instance using gcc 8.2.0 for ppc64 is running stable on powermac G5 with radeon GPU over debian sid ppc64 port.

As usual packages available @ PowerProgressCo repository.

Have fun!
This is our first successful attempt to setup a T2080rdb with a video card.
The RadeonHD 5450 is attached to the onboard PCI Express Gen3 4x connector using a 16x cable adapter.

We are using this board as it uses the same CPU (NXP T2080) as the one selected for our Open Hardware laptop project

You may find more infos about the board here...
news from the team / Mesa 18.1.1 - debian packages available for ppc64
« Last post by rt1k on July 11, 2018, 06:00:30 PM »
Hi all,
mesa libs (OpenGL) debian packages version 18.1.1-1 compiled with gcc 7.3 for debian sid ppc64 is available on Power Progress Community repository.

Have fun!
news from the team / Phase One donation campaign Goal Reached!
« Last post by robyinno on June 22, 2018, 04:40:39 PM »
It’s with joy that the Power Progress Community proudly announce the complete funding of the Hardware Research and Design phase for the Electrical Schematics. This phase has achieved the identification and design of all aspects of the motherboard reducing uncertainties related to the hardware specifications and, consequently, the production costs.

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news from the team / Outstanding projects for PowerPC 64 big endian
« Last post by robyinno on June 22, 2018, 04:36:12 PM »
JdLL 2018

As you probably know, we were attending the JDLL meeting (Journées du Logiciel Libre, The days of the open software, and we promised to give an update about our participation. This time, our attendees were Phillipe Ferrucci and Fadi Osman. They gave a speech introducing our project and explained all the details. Using Fadi’s own words:

“It was a pleasure meeting Philippe! We also saw the OpenSUSE guys and other people one of which is the inventor of the magnetic stripe. Very impressive!

The Haiku people were very nice and helped us!”

During the speech about twenty to thirty  people were attending. We were asked the usual questions: Why have you chosen PowerPC?  Is PowerPC really open source? …

Encourage the continued support of PPC64

Continuing our Yocto Project research

Adelie / Alpine PowerPC distro

Compiling PowerPC64 Debian packages on IBM Power8 instance at the Oregon University

Power Progress Community Debian repository

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General Discussion / Re: Forum dead?
« Last post by deuteros on March 20, 2018, 11:26:40 PM »
Yes, we still are very active but it is difficult to keep all our channels updated. To keep you informed, you can follow us in twitter and facebook or even better you can visit our website and subscribe to the newsletter.

Read about our current activities here
Read about our current activities in the article below. Our developers are testing current Linux distributions, setting up the best emulation environment for a Qoriq T2080 machine using Qemu and even experimenting with Yocto Project in order to evaluate a custom made distribution.

Read more here:
General Discussion / Forum dead?
« Last post by Indie Carmayne on March 04, 2018, 06:57:17 AM »
Am I missing something or is this forum dead? The latest posts I can find are from 2017... However you guys must still be active, right? I was reading an article about your project on Danish Amiga website, that is what brought me here. However I didn't pay much attention as to how fresh that article was. In the Amiga scene I'm aware of several notebook projects like A.l.i.c.e., Portia and a AmigaOne A1222/Tabor-based DIY laptop kit. And this project here has initally been mentioned as being a possible target platform for Amiga but been shifting toward Linux at least for now.
General Discussion / Re: Financing Ideas (1) Power2People Bounties
« Last post by Indie Carmayne on March 04, 2018, 06:42:40 AM »
I know this is an old thread but since about every post seems to be from 2017 or older it doesn't matter anyway...  :-*

Yeah, is an option but if you have spare money there is also a donation option on this site. So it's more a question of what you personally want to support more.
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