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gc-linux kernel 2.6.32 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.32. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System (FRS).

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/mikep5-patch-2.6.32-gc.bz2

Please, see the the following article for additional information.

http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/MINI:KernelPreviewFive

This is the fifth preview kernel (MIKE p5) with support for 'mini', the alternative firmware by Team Twiizers.

Posted by Albert Herranz 2009-12-11

gc-linux kernel 2.6.31 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.31. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System (FRS).

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/mikep4-patch-2.6.31-wl-gc.bz2

Please, see the the following article for additional information.

http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/MINI:KernelPreviewFour

This is the fourth preview kernel (MIKE p4) with support for 'mini', the IOS firmware replacement by Team Twiizers.

Posted by Albert Herranz 2009-09-21

gc-linux 2.6.30 with wlan support released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.30. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System (FRS).

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/mikep3-patch-2.6.30-gc.bz2

Please, see the the following article for additional information.

http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/MINI:KernelPreviewThree

This is the third preview kernel (MIKE p3) with support for 'mini', the IOS firmware replacement by Team Twiizers.

Posted by Albert Herranz 2009-08-21

gc-linux kernel 2.6.30 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.30. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System (FRS).

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/mikep2-patch-2.6.30-gc.bz2

Please, see the ChangeLog for additional information.

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=98581&release_id=693008

This is the second preview kernel (MIKE p2) with support for 'mini', the IOS firmware replacement by Team Twiizers.

Posted by Albert Herranz 2009-06-28

gc-linux kernel preview 2.6.30-rc8 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.30-rc8. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System (FRS).

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/mikep1-patch-2.6.30-rc8-gc.bz2

Please, see the ChangeLog for additional information.

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=688363&group_id=98581

Note that this is a preview kernel with support for 'mini', the IOS firmware replacement by Team Twiizers.

Posted by Albert Herranz 2009-06-08

gc-linux kernel 2.6.29 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.29. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System (FRS).

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/patch-2.6.29-gc.bz2

Please, see the ChangeLog for additional information.

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=98581&release_id=671708

Posted by Albert Herranz 2009-03-28

gc-linux kernel 2.6.28 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.28. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System (FRS).

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/patch-2.6.28-gc.bz2

Please, see the ChangeLog for additional information.

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=657858&group_id=98581

Posted by Albert Herranz 2009-02-01

updated toolchain

We have released an updated 'buildroot' uClibc-based toolchain for building gc-linux.org kernels.
(For information about buildroot please see http://buildroot.uclibc.org\)

Note that kernels starting with 2.6.29-rc1 won't build correctly using the previous released toolchain.

The new toolchain can be downloaded as always from the FRS (File Release System):

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=98581&package_id=120824&release_id=657768... read more

Posted by Albert Herranz 2009-02-01

The whiite-linux Installer BETA1 released

The whiite-linux installer is a special gc-linux kernel image that can be used to prepare and install a whiite-linux system into a compatible SD card using your Nintendo Wii videoconsole.

For more information about whiite-linux please refer to:

http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/WL:whiite-linux

For up-to-date information about the whiite-linux installer, please visit:

http://www.gc-linux.org/wiki/WL:whiite-linux-installer

Posted by Albert Herranz 2008-12-09

gc-linux kernel 2.6.27 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.27. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System (FRS).

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/patch-2.6.27-gc.bz2

Two additional patches fixing vanilla kernel errors are needed to properly build 2.6.27. These patches are available too via the FRS.

https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=98581&package_id=108737&release_id=640693... read more

Posted by Albert Herranz 2008-11-15

gc-linux kernel 2.6.26 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.26. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System (FRS).

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/patch-2.6.26-gc.bz2

Two additional patches fixing vanilla kernel errors are needed to properly build 2.6.26. These patches are available too via the FRS.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=98581&package_id=108737&release_id=626253... read more

Posted by Albert Herranz 2008-09-14

gc-linux kernel 2.6.25 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.25. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System.

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/patch-2.6.25-gc.bz2

Posted by Albert Herranz 2008-09-13

Kobo Deluxe 0.5.1 for the Nintendo Wii

We've packaged a ready-to-use version of the classic Kobo Deluxe for the Nintendo Wii. The package is built around our whiite-linux kernel and a small constellation of slightly modified open source software. The game is designed to be played with the Nintendo Wii Remote, or optionally with a Nintendo Classic Controller extension (see the release notes for additional information). Ah, for those of you wondering about it, this package won't torture^Wrequire you to press 1+2 to synch your remote. Just press any button and... have fun!... read more

Posted by Albert Herranz 2008-08-03

rvl-sthcd driver added

The rvl-sthcd platform driver allows the use of USB peripherals connected to the Nintendo Wii through gc-linux.

This new driver provides an experimental, nearly complete, USB Host Controller Driver implementation at the kernel level, giving access to the vast majority of devices supported by the standard Linux kernel.

The driver has been tested with different families of external USB devices, including:
- mass storage devices (like pen drives, memory card adapters, hard disks)
- human interface devices (like keyboards, mices)
- ethernet network adapters (like the Nintendo RVL-015)... read more

Posted by Albert Herranz 2008-07-02

rvl-stkbd driver added

The rvl-stkbd platform driver allows the use of USB keyboards connected to the Nintendo Wii in gc-linux. Keyboards can be hot-plugged and hot-unplugged as necessary.

The source code changes are already available through the project's cvs service at http://gc-linux.cvs.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/linux .

Posted by Albert Herranz 2008-04-12

rvl-stsd driver added

We have added support for using SD cards inserted into the front slot of the Nintendo Wii.

The rvl-stsd platform driver allows one to use SD cards without the need of extra hardware. Support for both reading and writing is available. The IO performance is also _much_ better than the classic SD card adapter driver (gcn-sd).

Now it is practical and possible to use filesystems from SD cards :)

The source code changes are already available through the project's cvs service at http://gc-linux.cvs.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/linux .

Posted by Albert Herranz 2008-04-04

starlet-ipc driver added

We have added support for interfacing with the starlet co-processor found in the Nintendo Wii.

The starlet-ipc platform driver provides a set of primitives enabling the execution of IPC calls to starlet. As a practical example, we have added code to properly restart and shutdown the Nintendo Wii via the starlet processor.

The source code changes are already available through the project's cvs service at http://gc-linux.cvs.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/linux .

Posted by Albert Herranz 2008-03-18

powerpc arch now supported

We have added support for the powerpc arch branch in addition to the ppc arch branch.

The ppc branch is scheduled to be removed in June 2008. Thus, this change was needed to ensure the future development of Linux kernel patches for the Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo Wii.

The source code changes are already available through the project's cvs service at http://gc-linux.cvs.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/linux .

Posted by Albert Herranz 2008-03-04

gc-linux kernel 2.6.24 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.24. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System.

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/linux-2.6.24-gc.patch.gz

This version adds support for the usbgecko console and tty driver.

Posted by Albert Herranz 2008-02-24

gc-linux kernel 2.6.23 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.23. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System.

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/linux-2.6.23-gc.patch.gz

Posted by Albert Herranz 2007-11-16

gc-linux kernel 2.6.22 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.22. The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System.

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gc-linux/linux-2.6.22-gc.patch.gz

Posted by Albert Herranz 2007-11-14

gc-linux kernel 2.6.21 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.21.
The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System.

Posted by Albert Herranz 2007-04-30

gc-linux kernel 2.6.20 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.20.
The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System.

Posted by Albert Herranz 2007-02-19

gc-linux kernel 2.6.19 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.19.
The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System.

Posted by Albert Herranz 2007-02-19

gc-linux kernel 2.6.18 released

We have updated the gc-linux kernel to version 2.6.18.
The kernel patches are available for download via the File Release System.

Posted by Albert Herranz 2007-02-19