On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 03:29, Eric Platon <eric.pla...
> Dear All,
> I am studying V8 for a port to PowerPC (32bit at first). I have read
> this thread and the discussions about the MIPS port as mentioned by
> Søren. The approach is getting clear to me now, and I am trying to go
> ahead on my free time. My goal is to learn more about the PowerPC and
> get Chrome running on it.
> Would it be possible to get a branch on the SVN repository to work on
> this port? I could also take the responsibility to merge in the trunk
> on a regular basis (everyday?). The port would add files, so it seems
> a low overhead to manage this branch until the port is complete.
> On Apr 12, 5:44 pm, Søren Gjesse <sgje...@chromium.org> wrote:
> > As you have probably noticed there is currently an effort to create a
> > port of V8, and I suggest you read through the messages on v8-dev
> > this port to see how to get started to land this in the V8 tree, e.g.
> > athttp://groups.google.com/group/v8-users/browse_thread/thread/62cfc599.
> > .
> > As the messages on v8-dev suggests start out by making an assembler,
> > disassembler and simulator to make it possible to build and test PPC code
> > without the need for actual PPC hardware. This all exists for both the
> > current ARM and MIPS port.
> > With V8 running only with generated code (not having an interpreter)
> > bootstrapping a port for a new architecture is quite a bit of work, but
> > is also an interesting challenge.
> > Regards,
> > Søren
> > On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 21:36, Robin Bate Boerop
> > <robin.bateboe...@gmail.com>wrote:
> > > cpj,
> > > At one point, I was seriously considering doing a PowerPC backend for
> > > V8. I have been busy, and not made the kind of progress that you
> > > have. Since then, there have been a number of questions about a
> > > PowerPC backend from others. Shall I connect you with them?
> > > Also, I enquired on the V8 mailing list last year about who else was
> > > doing a port. Someone from Google answered. Shall I forward you the
> > > correspondence?
> > > On 26 February 2010 03:40, HeisenbergUncertain
> > > <christophpjo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > Hi all,
> > > > Since I have a couple of G4 and G5 Macs sitting around, I began
> > > > porting v8 to PPC and PPC64 platforms. Anyone else working on this
> > > > exercise in some clandestine operation or is it just me at this
> > > > Probably 40-50% finished. I'm motivated by the lack of a PPC Chrome
> > > > and, well, I just dig PPC chips. I could care less about market
> > > > mindshare, and every other anti-Power platitude trotted out by MBAs.
> > > > <g> Then again, it could be useful in Cell systems...
> > > > .cpj
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