Our apologies to KaKaRoToKS for apparently offending him by not posting this news sooner. Admin had trouble accessing the site due to weather delay.
KaKaRoToKS has announced PS3MFW, a PS3 Modified Firmware project!
We have just been informed by an anonymous source that a new modified firmware-project is underway: Project PS3MFW.
There are several contributors, some of whom are well-known within the PS3 homebrew community but wish to remain anonymous. However, we were told that KaKaRoTo is playing an important role in the project.
The purpose of Project PS3MFW is the development of a customizable tool that creates modified firmware for Playstation 3 with many great features not available in current solutions. It provides a framework where each firmware modification task is an independent plugin with access to an API that facilitates the modification process. One important feature is that the project will be entirely open source, as opposed to every other MFW released to date.
The tool will be called “PS3MFW Builder”, and it will work in conjunction with several other utilities.
Project PS3MFW is an ongoing project; anyone qualified can contribute.
A release of the PS3MFW Builder v0.1 is imminent.
Updates from KaKaRoToKS via Twitter:
* PS3MFW has ~65 customization options, the backend is robust and does a lot of checks, we tested almost every combination, on 3.15, 3.41 and 3.55 and tested it on over 15 different PS3 models, we had no bricks at all.
* The "Task options" you see are just for the "clean video" task, each task has its own options that you access with the 'configure' button
* FYI, in the screenshot, that "theme" option is just about the GUI theme, has nothing to do with the generated PUP.
* For now the tool doesn't support 3.56, but it works and was tested on 3.15, 3.41 and 3.55. I will release more information later: ps3mfw.com
News Source: PS3News
Thanks to PSX-SCENE member haincha for submitting the news earlier today. No idea what happened to the thread.