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ReactOS PowerPC version please!

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When can we expect a PPC version and apps compiled for the PowerPC?
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Post by Erlenmayr »

you may compile it yourself.

we want to create an os, which is able to run all applikations designed for windows. this software is always compiled für x86-prozessors, so there is no need in the first time.
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PPC version

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I was thinking about this the other day... at the very least, it's an interesting idea. I don't own a Mac, but I used to. I wonder how much of the ReactOS code is CPU dependent, and how much trouble porting it would be. I'm sure it's not going to be a target for a while, but still might be something to think about.
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ReactOS use HAL for this purposes. Only HAL is CPU dependent. I don't think we will have a lot of troubles with porting HAL.
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Post by GvG »

Unfortunately, it's not as simple as that. HAL is supposed to take care of differences in the environment (like the differences between a normal PC and the Xbox), but the kernel itself is still processor dependend. For example, the kernel does the memory management (page tables and stuff), which I think is different between PPC and x86.
Arty has started on a PPC port. Just don't expect it to be ready tomorrow...
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Re: ReactOS PowerPC version please!

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dave wrote:When can we expect a PPC version and apps compiled for the PowerPC?
You can start by read Art Yerkes latest blog: http://www.reactos.com/en/content/view/full/7695
Here you can read how far the development has gone.
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