The purpose of this project is to provide a secondary tree to test and merge patches for Linux on the MIPS platform. This tree will span any device that uses MIPS from PDAs to high end SGI servers.
The CVS repository is a "staging-ground" for eventual merging into Linux-MIPS tree in CVS at oss.sgi.com maintained by Ralf Baechle, or possibly directly back to Linus' tree, depending on the nature of the diffs (MIPS specific or not).
There are a number of IRC channels located on the OpenProjects network related to MIPS development:
|#mipslinux||Ralf's channel, for discussion over Ralf's tree|
|#linux-mips||sf's channel, for discussion over the sf tree|
Here is how you get the latest code from CVS and instructions on how to build it. CVS howto
For those who like to build the latest toolchains we have a link for you. Toolchain HOWTO
As of 2001-09-07, the tree is mostly in sync with the oss tree, with these notable exceptions:
|arch/mips/au1000||Pretty big diff to oss.||James Simmons, Pete Popov|
|arch/mips/cobalt||Only in sf.||James Simmons|
|arch/mips/korva||Only in sf.||Jun Sun|
|arch/mips/pci||Significant diff to oss.||Jun Sun|
|arch/mips/ps2||Only in sf. Beginnings of support for the ps2 (primary port work is being done in another tree).||Paul Mundt|
|arch/mips/vr41xx||Only in sf. Some stuff still straggling in Linux VR.||Paul Mundt|