Hi, i'm interested to make a lmce controlled home and so i start to see what hardware i can use without spending so much.
I have at home 2 STB produced by ADM, model 3800 /10TW. These ADB are used for an iptv carrier in italy (fastweb) and run linux (all the platform is made with linux and all the driver, as usb network, video accelarator h264 and wmv ecc are available from stlinux site). I have already make them free (with a custom firmware made with stlinux). These stb mount a Sti7100 chip (link http://www.st.com/stonline/products/literature/bd/11102.pdf
, which contain an ST40 cpu (risc core, 3600Mips@200mhz) and 2 ST321 CPU for video and audio decoding. Now these stb have lan, 2 scart, 2 usb, hdmi output and digital audio out, so the're perfect to stream content from a core linuxmce. There is any chance to make a port for a linuxmce frontend for a risc core devices? All toolchain are available, and i think it cant be impossible to make.
So, i make some points:
1)Port linux to stb: done
2)Crosscompile linuxmce for stb: how?
I'm not a powerful programmer, so i ask you: with all toolchain available, do you think i can crosscompiling the application to run it as MD?
I know that these devices are not so powerful, but all video deconding is hardware, so the cpu can handle without problems a ligh Ui (as fastweb do)
What do you think? Can someone tell me some hints to make it?