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Porting Requests

The minimum requirements for a distributed.net client port are:

  • a (at least) 32bit processor
  • 1MB of free physical memory per running instance
  • a reliable/constant supply of power
  • a C++ (cross-)compiler
  • the compiler can deal with 16bit integers (required for OGR)
  • a reliable and secure medium for data exchange (disk or TCP/IP stack)
  • not be a primarily battery powered device

and most important of all:

  • a clued, skilled porter

If you would like to see distributed.net support a platform that it currently does not, and the hardware/OS/environment fulfills all the requirements listed above, please go to the source page and if you're that clued, skilled porter, go ahead and try compiling a public-source client. If you manage to do that, it's only trivial to wrap it with the proper secure protocols. In that case, contact help@distributed.net, and if we think you're indeed clued and skilled enough, you can hop on our porter team to make sure future versions will include your platform.

A list of the currently open porting requests can be found in our Bugzilla database, by accessing the following query request.

If you're not clued and skilled, please do not mail us. Rather, search for someone who is and point him to this page. You must know we get a lot of porting requests per day, and if we would have known a skilled person, there would be a client for your platform by now.

Happy porting!