[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #10524: Deprecate MIPSEL

  • From: "haiqu" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 02:52:43 -0000

#10524: Deprecate MIPSEL
Reporter: kallisti5 | Owner: mmadia
Type: task | Status: assigned
Priority: low | Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: - General | Version: R1/Development
Resolution: | Keywords:
Blocked By: | Blocking:
Has a Patch: 0 | Platform: All

Comment (by haiqu):

As a proud - if metaphorical - proponent of antidisestablishmentarianism I
have to protest this blatant floccinaucinihilipilification. There are many
examples of viable mips platforms using the PIC32MX and MZ chips. Examples

- chipKIT Max32 board, with Arduino Ethernet shield R3 or chipKIT WiFi
- Sparkfun UBW32 board, with SD card socket.
- Maximite computer. http://geoffg.net/MonoMaximite.html
- Microchip Explorer 16 board, with PIC32 CAN-USB plug-in module and SD &
MMC pictail.
- Microchip PIC32 USB or Ethernet Starter Kit, with I/O Expansion board
and SD & MMC pictail.
- Olimex Duinomite, Duinomite-Mini, Duinomite-Mega and Duinomite-eMega
- Olimex Pinguino-Micro board with PIC32MX795F512H microcontroller.
- eflightworks DIP board with micro-SD socket.
- CGMMSTICK1 board.
- Fubarino SD board with PIC32MX795F512H microcontroller.
- MikroElektronika multimedia board for PIC32MX7.
- Dimitech DTX2-4105C module in a PLCC-68 format.

While losing an active maintainer for the port tends to leave it in
dissaray others may want to continue the work, even if only due to an
interest in hacking microcontrollers.

And if anyone has doubt that the above platforms can support an operating
system, they should know that I ported RetroBSD (2.11 BSD) to the Maximite
over five years ago using Microchip's MPLAB under Windoze.

Ticket URL: <https://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/10524#comment:5>
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