About the PPCBOOT project
The Embedded PowerPC Linux Boot Project (PPCBOOT) intends to implement a common and
easily extensible boot program for embedded devices. The entire project source code
is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and takes advantage of an
open development process at SourceForge.net, the highly popular portal of open source
In the embedded world, it is very important to provide a flexible way of configuring
the system environment. Accordingly, one of the project's primary goals is to achieve
a very flexible way of configuring PPCBOOT. Developers must be able to decide which
components are really needed within the actual target system.
It is also important to auto-detect hardware components at runtime, for example flash
memory sizes or CPU, in order to allow flexible extention of PowerPC hardware to be
possible without needing to change the code.
Another project goal is to support many standard off-the-shelf boards, in order to
help speed up the development process at the beginning of new projects.
Features like TFTP, BOOTP, or PCMCIA device support are the next goals. Support for
other devices such as USB or FireWire will also be implemented in the future, given
It is expected that the PowerPC Linux community will contribute code to PPCBOOT, to
extend its functionality with many new useful features.
Raphael Bossek <raphael.bossek@...> [ICQ #40047651]