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- Beenje - 2009-04-14 22:58
I hope this is gonna be helpful to a lot of people
Python-wrapping seems to work now.
ding you are welcome if you want to do some tests.
I just saw that opening zip file does not work.
That's the next thing on my list.
- ding - 2009-04-14 23:14
Hey beenje, what do I have to do to get it to work, just the fix you posted two posts ago or does the XBPythonDllFuncs.S file need more modifications?
EDIT: nevermind found the changeset http://trac.xbmc.org/changeset/19468 cant wait to get home
- Beenje - 2009-04-14 23:24
ding Wrote:Hey beenje, what do I have to do to get it to work, just the fix you posted two posts ago or does the XBPythonDllFuncs.S file need more modifications?
Just do a svn update
Changeset 19469 is needed as well.
- davilla - 2009-04-15 00:09
Beenje Wrote:I just saw that opening zip file does not work.
Good , zip is also broke on intel osx.
- ding - 2009-04-15 18:21
So far things are working great!
1. DVD playback - good!
2. python plugins/scrips - good!
3. iTunes/iPhoto plugins - good!
Its not my call but I think it would be a good idea to put it up publicly on megauploads or something to get more feedback from other people.
BTW if anyone wants to build it it is very easy. If you can follow step by step instructions, type and press a button you can build this thing in no time. The longest part of the process is installing all of the Macports stuff but that just happens by itself. Just a reminder build the ports WITHOUT the universal binary tag.
- davilla - 2009-04-15 18:27
if things work out, the next alpha/beta release of 9.04 will include a ppc dmg.
- waldo22 - 2009-04-16 13:32
This is slightly off-topic, sorry, but what does this mean for compiling XBMC-Linux for PPC?
Do these patches that fix Python and DVD Playing Endian issues fix the problems for Linux as well?
- topfs2 - 2009-04-16 13:47
My guess is that it would help alot on any PPC OS. Both linux and osx are posix so it is probably directly transferable.
- davilla - 2009-04-16 17:59
waldo22 Wrote:This is slightly off-topic, sorry, but what does this mean for compiling XBMC-Linux for PPC?
yes, the ppc patches are more endian issues than mac os ppc specific. there might be some asm syntax differences with ppc on mac vs pps on linux that might pop up.
- Beenje - 2009-04-16 19:11
waldo22 Wrote:Do these patches that fix Python and DVD Playing Endian issues fix the problems for Linux as well?
The fix for python wrapping in asm is ppc-osx specific.
It should not be difficult to do the same for linux, but it's not done yet.
Most other fixes, like the one for DVD playback should work on linux.