Well, I’m releasing what I’ll call version 0.1.0 of CrabEmu for the Didj. It includes a custom built rootfs with no questionable code from the LF distribution (for instance, their scripts for checking various things like USB connections.) This initial release requires a DJHI or other third party card that is SD capable. The SD must also have two partitions: Fat32 & Ext 3. Because of the later, you’ll also need an OS that’s able to read/write to Ext 3 file systems.

The distribution itself has CrabEmu startup when the system is powered on. This port uses SDL Audio, Video, & Input. The code will eventually make its way upstream after I work out a few more issues with the SDL (and Didj) port. For now though, the patch is provided in the archive. The supplied README also has more information on what’s needed, how to install, what works, what doesn’t, what may be included in a future release, and more.

I’ll try to make some time tonight to update this post with video and pictures of the emulator in action. For now, here’s the link to download it and give it a spin.

You can download it here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27591164/crabemu-didj-0.1.0.tar.bz2