Mac On Linux

I’ve been maintaining Mac On Linux for a while now, but I’ve finally broken down and admitted that it doesn’t look like the original author is coming back. It’s a shame really, MOL is an awesome piece of software for PowerPC processors. It lets you virtualize MacOS or MacOSX from within Linux. There’s some initial support for running Linux inside MOL as well. So, since I really didn’t want to see this project die, I’ve started a Mac-On-Linux SourceForge Project. The new feature that I’m currently working on is compressed disk support (qcow and dmg) for system images. I’ve checked in preliminary support for that so feel free to check out the CVS version and test it out! 🙂

In bcm43xx news, johill has been very busy working on the firmware. We now know a whole lot more about the PHY registers, so much so that most of spec needs to be rewritten :p That said, we understand how things work now, so in the future better drivers should be on the way. mb has been busy getting bcm43xx working properly on WRT as well which should increase the number of devs and testers available. Always a good thing!

Chris White: Glad to see you like PPC assembly! As I’m sure you’ve found out by now, it’s way easier to work with than x86 asm. 🙂