ppc vs ppc64 vs ppcw vs ppc64w

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ppc vs ppc64 vs ppcw vs ppc64w

Post by bhwong »

My apology for asking a basic question, but I'm new to QEMU and I'm unable to find any inform about this after searching everything.

What's the difference between these 4 emulators?

qemu-system-ppc.exe
qemu-system-ppc64.exe
qemu-system-ppcw.exe
qemu-system-ppc64w.exe

I assumed it's PowerPC 32 bit and 64 bit?
What about the "w" ones?
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Re: ppc vs ppc64 vs ppcw vs ppc64w

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Hi,

Correct: ppc64 emulates 64 bit ppc processors and supports different machines compared to the ppc version that supports 32 bit machines.
Executables with the "w" should not bring up a console window, but they do ;-)

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Re: ppc vs ppc64 vs ppcw vs ppc64w

Post by adespoton »

And just to clarify, ppc64 doesn't currently include the G5 as far as I know -- so when we talk about QEMU in these forums, we're specifically talking about qemu-system-ppc.
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Re: ppc vs ppc64 vs ppcw vs ppc64w

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But G3 and G4 are both 32bit processors right? If they don’t emulate G5, which is a 64bit processor, what is PPC64 emulating?
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Re: ppc vs ppc64 vs ppcw vs ppc64w

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I'll close this thread as we are discussing to same in another one.

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