[LinuxBIOS] Open Gaming Console

Adam Talbot talbotx at comcast.net
Wed Aug 31 21:01:12 CEST 2005

Would there be any thing wrong with using something along the lines of a 
SFF based computer. Something like.

Some of the older systems are cheap, and we dont need buy/build a nice 
case and power supply. The box comes in at around $180 for the case, 
power supply and motherboard. I dont think we will be able to build an 
itx based system for less. These systems are very fast and allows for us 
to use any graphics card we want. 
Just an idea.

-Adam Talbot

Richard Smith wrote:

>>ST Nomadik has lots to offer as well but weak in 3D graphics support
>I've had a pretty piss poor experience with STPC and ST.  So i'd have
>to recommend against any of thier products.
>>as does the Philips Nexperia's
>I'm currently in the tail end of a large project that uses the PNX1500
>and I can 100% say that working with this chip would be a large
>undertaking.  The developement system _sucks_.  One of the worst I've
>used.  You thought a LinuxBIOS setup and compile was difficult
>somtimes.  Its a breeze compared to the Phillips PNX stuff.  Imagine
>if linux bios was 5 times its current size and the entire build system
>was written in perl.
>All of the example source and system libraries come with headers that
>explictly forbid using the code or library in conjunction with _any_
>open source type code.  On top of that the chip (1500) is buggy.
>All that said its a hauling ass video processing chip.  We are doing
>realtime MPEG video encoding with it.  But dosen't have any 3D
>graphics capabilities.
>TrollTech has some sort of linux offering for the Nexperia phone
>platform but I've not looked at it.

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