Just what the title says.
Just what the title says.
When it's done.
He said what will it do.
I havern't followed it really since I know it'll take a while, but it'll be almost a complete departure from Sony's kernel. I also know it wont have a GUI at first, at least that's what I've read...
Imagine linux for psp. I'm pretty sure that might help explain things.
I thought it was an open source kernel?
So it would be like linux.
Well, I meant it in the fact that it's a free(?) piece of software that people (will)use as an alternative to the more common one.
I think I read somewhere that it will be open source.
EDIT: Mathieulh said this...
Ok, here is a little update :
I spoke with Silverspring earlier, here what was decided:
- The utopia official forums will be hosted ammoung the lan.st forums.
- The public release of utopia has been decided and will take effect as soon as I find time to setup the svn and forum sections.
- Despite the project going public, the project is not done yet, thus you cannot (yet) compile a whole kernel from the soon to be supplied sources. We are looking forward seeing people contributing to complete the utopia project.
What we do not know about yet is if utopia will use GPL license or BSD but it is likely to be BSD.
The svn will be readable by everyone but only a few trusted people will be able to update it (so people do not start messing up with the svn by deleting changes or adding irreveliant ones). If you want to contribute to the utopia project you will have to send your code to the forums where it will be added by the staff to the svn later. People who often contribute to utopia will be granted write access to the svn as well.
About the utopia project, for people who do not know about it yet, it is to be an open source kernel for psp, dedicaced and optimised to homebrews. development. (the kernel is planned to use a little more than 1MB or ram, 2MB maximum)
The kernel is to be fully documented as well and is planned to be divided in 2 parts, one for developers (featuring tools for debugging and development purposes as well as an sdk) and one for homebrewers to run homebrews.
What Utopia wont do/wont feature:
- Utopia is not meant to run Sony's code, thus current homebrews or games wont run on it.
- Utopia will not feature UMD drive support of any kind.
- Utopia will not feature any kind of DRM functionalities (at least this is not planned)
- Utopia will most likely not feature any kirk engine support.
- Wlan is planned but not a priority at this point.
- No vsh or graphic interface of any kind is to be included in utopia or officially supported by the utopia project. Utopia is ONLY the kernel,
if you want to code your own shell on top of it, feel free to do so.
The utopia kernel is NOT based on Linux, freebsd or any other opensource project (unlike uClinux for exemple) , it is based on the 3.71 IPL reverse engeneering. (and later on existing kernel modules reverse)
Once completed and stable the utopia kernel is to be implemented as a new operative mode in future custom firmwares.
That sounds vedy vedy interesting, I'm looking forward to it a lot more since I actually read the post.
There's the link to the source just in case.
It seems great minds think alike, lol.Quote:
Originally Posted by brin_vg
So you are all saying that this will be an open source kernel just like Linux. Just what I thought. I have one more question though, will people need custom firmware to install this?
You know, if some how, some way, by some mystical magical chance sony was to endorse this(it would prevent piracy), of course with restrictions, like no access to certain things like flash0, I wouldn't be that surprised. It'd be pretty cool though.
I know you can't rush this sort of thing but there hasn't been any word on this for nearly 2 month. Mathieulh said he was going on his hol's then the svn would be setup and a wiki, and that never seemed to have happened.
Obviously they got reasons, its just nice to know why? Because this is a really exciting project. Plus the sooner it comes out then we got another wait as it'll take a few months for gui's and homebrew to filter through for the kernal :D
It's because he has a life and PSP dev'ing is just a hobby so they do it on there free time.
Things happen and the best we can do is just show support and wait.
Why wasn't this just merged with the original Utopia thread as they both are of the same matter...?