Feeds

Cygnus unveils official Linux PSX2 development tools

Sony to bundle GNUPro for PlayStation 2 with its hardware target system

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Sony's selection of Linux as the development platform of choice for the PlayStation 2 was reinforced today with Cygnus Solutions' announcement of its Sony-sanctioned GNU Pro software development environment for the next-generation games console. Cygnus said GNUPro had been ported to and optimised for the PlayStation 2's 128-bit Emotion Engine processor, plus the console's co-processors. The software development system will also support the PlayStation 2's MIPS R3000-based I/O processing sub-system, which also powers the original PlayStation console. Sony was enthusiastic in its backing of GNUPro. "We believe that by working with Cygnus, our title developers will have the best possible development tools available," said Shin'ichi Okamoto, VP for software development at Sony's Computer Entertainment division. Sony is currently shipping GNUPro with its official PlayStation 2 development rigs, and Cygnus will be offering the software in a standalone version. That said, Sony has also backed Metrowerks' Windows 95/98/NT-hosted PlayStation 2 version of its CodeWarrior IDE, so while the company is backing Linux for its own development systems, it clearly doesn't want to force developers onto the open source platform. However, there's no ship date for the Metrowerks product as yet. Metrowerks partnered with Sony some years back to create a version of CodeWarrior for the Net Yaroze, a networkable version of the PlayStation aimed primarily at developers. Metrowerks also offers a version of CodeWarrior for Sega's 128-bit Dreamcast console. Sega announced earlier this month that it would provide developers with CodeWarrior for Dreamcast as part of the console's SDK. ® See also Red Hat to bundle Metrowerks' CodeWarrior for Linux

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.