Bug#437326: boinc-client: please support PS3 platform

Frank S. Thomas frank at thomas-alfeld.de
Sun Sep 16 12:28:04 UTC 2007

Hi Thibaut,

On Thursday 30 August 2007 20:33:30 Thibaut VARENE wrote:
> The reason why I think the boinc approach of hardcoding everything
> into the client is broken by design is because many platforms can
> actually execute 'foreign' code:
> G5/PPC750 ('powerpc') and later can execute ppc and ppc64
> Cell ('powerpc') can execute ppc, ppc64 and cell code
> amd64 can execute i386 and x86_64 code
> ia64 can execute ia64, i386 and potentially hppa code
> and I'm sure more example like that will arise. I think the boinc
> client should leave the 'power user' tweak it as they see fit to
> execute whatever they'd like. After all, if they goof, the worst case
> is a segfault or a sigill ;)

Ok, so a good solution for your problem would be, if it were possible to set 
the platform name, which uses the client for identification, in the client's 
configuration file cc_config.xml, because the alternate platform mechanism is 
not applicable in your situation. Right?

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