229w ago - The new Mesa 7.5 has been released recently.
The interesting thing about it is that it is first release to contain Gallium3D architecture for "OS-independent and API-independent 3D drivers" which in turn contains drivers for various devices such as:
• softpipe - a software/reference driver
• i915 - Intel 915/945 driver
• Cell - IBM/Sony/Toshiba Cell processor driver • nouveau (for NVIDIA GPUs) and R300 for (AMD/ATI R300)
This in fact will bring accelerated 3D graphics to PS3 where the graphics processing won't be done by RSX but by employing SPUs. This would vastly enhance usability of Linux running on PS3 by providing one of the things it's lacking now...
To quote: It's goals are to provide an easy to install and easy to use graphical environment for the OtherOS platform.
Easy to install means a user will just have to install an otheros.bld file using the XMB and have a storage device available (USB storage device or OtherOS partitioned internal HDD).
Easy to use means no messing around with package managers or command lines, since we know what the hardware is we can forgo a lot of the usual linux setup tasks. And since we're only targeting certain applications we do not need the normal linux style package management system and can use something simple and self contained.
From a developers perspective OurOS will provide a consistent environment to target, and will also come with a ready to use toolchain.
237w ago - Here's a little application I wrote, when I was bored. Basically it scans for PS3 game trophy related files like icons and the description files containing the missions to unlock a trophy and it's status (bronze, silver, gold, platinum).
The difference between the application and all the public websites which have trophy lists is, that it also will find trophies which are not released to the press people, yet. So you can be sure this will find trophies directly when they are online, even before the journalists get the info
You have to have curl installed by the way. It's in every Linux repositories so you simply can install it via the terminal. For example in debian distros you only need to open the terminal and enter sudo apt-get install curl to install it.
239w ago - Recently some new Ubuntu builds have been made available for PS3 Linux. Although Ubuntu does not officially support it, the PS3 versions are maintained through community support.
PlayStation 3 Desktop CD: For Sony PlayStation 3 systems. (This defaults to installing Ubuntu permanently, since there is usually not enough memory to try out the full desktop system and run the installer at the same time. An alternative boot option to try Ubuntu without changing your computer is available.)