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"ARM 6, ARM710, StrongARM, ARM9, ARM7500, VRPC and RPCEmu"

I really hope that you don't consider this a demonstration of portability. And even then, if you want to draw up a list of CPU core compatibility, I think you'll find the Pace/Castle fork wins. From the list in the sources:

ARM 600, ARM 610, ARM 700, ARM 710, ARM 710a, SA-110, ARM 7500, ARM 7500FE, SA-1100, SA-1110, ARM 720T, ARM 920T, ARM 922T, 80200, 80321, Cortex-A8

Or in terms of CPU architecture, your supported list is

ARMv3, ARMv4, ARMv4T

whereas Pace/Castle support

ARMv3, ARMv4, ARMv4T, ARMv5TE, ARMv6, ARMv7

But as I'm sure you appreciate, this is only a small part of the story. Granted, you have support for the ViewFinder and the Omega graphics chip, but at least as much effort goes into driving the rest of the I/O system, of which you only appear to support two varieties, IOMD and S3C24xxx (and even then, apparently, tragically, not via a unified source tree).

By comparison, the Pace/Castle fork has support for at least 7 (that I know of) radically different I/O architectures - not counting support for complex external silicon like Chrontel, DENC, MPEG or audio CODEC chips. And the HAL was designed as a separate binary component to enable OEMs to write support for their own I/O chipsets without having to pass the source back to Pace, so there may be others that I've never seen.

 is a RISC OS Userbavison on 23/5/09 6:36PM
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