How to add a distribution to the download section?


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by phoenixkonsole » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:01 pm
Hello I am the maintainer of the AROS hosted distribution called AROS Broadway X.
You may have seen the video on the raspberry news page.

Is it possible to add the sd card image to the official download section?
I assume a lot of amigans would be interested.

We are working on bringing AMC to ARM too.
(http://www.a-mc.biz)

The Broadway X sd-card image can be downloaded form my page:
http://www.aros-broadway.de/downloads/index.html

username: pi
password: raspberry

Best regards,
Pascal Papara

PS: http://www.aros-broadway.de/blog/index.html - my blog with sporadic updates about the AROS / Linux hybrid.
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by liz » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:36 pm
I'm afraid we keep the number of distros that we host on the downloads page very small for a number of reasons - there's space there for RISC OS when it's mature and one of the XBMCs, but we're not likely to add anything else for the time being. That said, if AROS proves popular in the Other Distros subform here, we'll break out a separate subforum for it (this goes for other distros too); and if you do something cool with it, I'm always amenable to being talked into blogging or tweeting about it.
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by AndrewS » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:32 pm
I notice that AROS seems to be missing from http://elinux.org/RPi_Distributions (hint hint) ;)
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by svrsig » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:15 pm
I'm afraid we keep the number of distros that we host on the downloads page very small for a number of reasons - there's space there for RISC OS when it's mature

What's your definition of 'mature' please? I would say that the RISC OS distro at present (http://www.riscosopen.org/forum/forums/1/topics/1098) is adolescent - showing flashes of brilliance but a little errant. It is alpha (hence the adolescent!) It now copes with most (if not all) SD cards, boots up in 18 seconds from power on to working networking in a desktop GUI, with no external storage required (it does also support USB pen drives both FAT formatted up to 2Gbytes and RISC OS formatted). It is currently fixed at 1920 x 1080 in screen resolution and in the distro is just plain RISC OS with some games, vector graphic editor (Draw), bitmap editior (Paint) and browser (Netsurf) with a 'welcome' page and some handy web links. Sound is currently not functioning though and the mouse pointer is provided in software (and so occasionally leaves behind its spoor as bits of mouse pointer). The zipped download is nearly 28Mbytes and the unzipped image will fit on SD cards of 256Mbytes and larger providing a separate partition for RISC OS with the FAT partition containing the 'boot' firmware above it.
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by apex369 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:29 pm
Hi. I have tried RISO OS. I runs smoothly and fast. I could not get Elite running on my Raspberry Pi.
I looked at the two posts on the internet and I tried both. I don't have internet at home. What as waste of
time. What aload of crap!
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