Adhering to the idea that everything is Linux",Hector Martin (Hector Martin) Hector Martin) is launching a crowdfunding project, plan to transplant Linux system for Apple silicon MAC devices.Martin (Marcan) recently created a crowdfunding project on patreon, hoping to raise enough funds to transplant Linux on MAC devices equipped with M1 chips. However, Porting Linux is not easy. Linux Torvalds has even publicly stated that porting is unlikely.
Martin has extensive experience with transplantation and has been successfully transplanted on PlayStation 4 Linux, but he also said the transplant Apple Silicon Linux is a great test. On the crowdfunding page, he said Linux needed full-time work to Apple Silicon the transplant and could not continue without financial support. On the crowdfunding page, he said he needed $4000 a month of crowdfunding support, with $3/6/12/24/48 in five crowdfunding options. He said he would start the project after receiving full funding.
"I've been trying to write clean, robust code that's safe, user first and upstream," says Martin. I support open hardware and software development. I've been through Linux kernel patches many times, and I know what it takes to upstream content. "
Martin said he wanted to create a Linux port for the apple silicon Mac that people "actually want to use," enabling people to use all the basic hardware, good power management, etc. The support of GPU is "big time sink", which is a necessary condition to realize port. Martin is able to start and run the PS4 version because it uses a slightly customized GPU, but "Apple silicon" will be more difficult. However, in Nouveau, there is a proof of concept GPU driver project for NVIDIA cards.