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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...

https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/2018/07/nxp-dev-board-t2080-e6500-with-debian-sid-ppc64-and-radeonhd/
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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!

https://twitter.com/rt1k/status/1016696550980976642
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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, https://www.jdll.org/) 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.

https://www.facebook.com/powerpcnotebook/
https://twitter.com/powerpcnotebook
https://www.powerpc-notebook.org

Read about our current activities here https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/2018/03/electrical-schematics-and-donations-progress-winter-activities/
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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:https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/2018/03/electrical-schematics-and-donations-progress-winter-activities/
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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 generationamiga.com, 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.
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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, powertothepeople.org 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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Website translations/localization & improvments / wordpress categories translation
« Last post by robyinno on December 23, 2017, 11:23:28 PM »
Is a good practice to translate categories you need to go to posts->categories and select the "english" languages, then as for the pages and posts;
you have the sign plus (+) on the flag language choosed to add the translation starting from an existing page.
If you want to modify an existing translation you have the pencil icon.
If you want to view only translation in <your language> you need to select on top menu only <your language>.

The same we can do with tags posts->tags
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news from the team / PowerPC Notebook Block Diagram done!
« Last post by deuteros on November 04, 2017, 10:36:15 PM »
Three months have passed since the kick-off of our campaign, and it is now time to share a status update.

We reached the amount of €7100 thanks to more than one hundred donors that contributed, in some cases with more than one donation. We are thinking about how to boost the donations to achieve the €12600 final goal. We have seen that a good number of donors are new followers of the project, so it seems that our communication activities successfully attracted new people. We now want to go even further, so we kindly ask everyone to share more and more our project, for example supporting its advertisement in online tech magazines and forums, websites and other media. To promote these activities, the project was presented last week end at two Linux Day events in Italy, one in Milan by Roberto I. and one in Bolzano/Bozen by Diego M. The very same week-end ACube advertised the project at the very successful Amiga32 event in Neuss (Germany) and many people have shown their interest. On November 11th, Philippe F. will give a presentation at the Alchimie 12 event in Tain l’Hermitage (France).

Do you want the electrical schematics to be ready by Christmas?
The solution is only one: prepare yourself for an active contribution, either by donating, and by involving more people!
PowerPC Notebook block diagram

PowerPC Notebook block diagram

Regarding the work in progress, ACube is working on the electrical schematics design and sent an early block diagram that was extensively discussed with our hardware core team of volunteers. After this discussion, in particular regarding an NDA component, we have arrived to a final version agreed by both sides: almost all components are identified. We are including PowerPC Notebook block diagram a block diagram of our PowerPC Notebook motherboard (without integrated circuit names). We will disclose all integrated circuit names when we will reach the required amount of donations to complete the electrical schematic, as agreed with ACube. Then, we will publish design files when a design phase is completely finished and tending to be error-free and fault-free. Before that, anyone wanting to actively collaborate in the design review can join and participate in our project and association.

In a nutshell, we are working hard to promote the campaign, and ACube is on track to accomplish phase one of the project. We see the light at the end of the tunnel! Keep it up!

Lastly we want to remember the importance of small recurrent donations. The possibility of having many people helping with a small amount of money monthly is very interesting for us as this will guarantee the constant work of the hardware designer.
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