August 18, 2008
The addition of support for USB keyboards through the IOS keyboard interface has brought Linux on the Wii to a more usable form. This has been available since IOS version 30. A block driver has also been written to use SD cards through the Nintendo Wii front SD card slot. This driver provides fine read/write support and performance when compared to the classic SD card adapter driver.
With the added support for the Power PC arch branch in Linux kernel patches aside from the PPC branch, changes are available through the CVS service. It can be quickly tested on a Nintendo Wii through the released version of 0.2 of the Wii-Linux Proof of Concept.