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by jools
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Supplying USB Power
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: Supplying USB Power

Also the link I gave: the spec says 1.0 amp, and it isn't 'unbranded' ??
by jools
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Supplying USB Power
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: Supplying USB Power

Well I bought 3 more based on my experience and they all work fine with a keyboard, a mouse, edimax wireless dongle and a portable DVD drive!. Incidentally I should have said that for Model B Rev1 you will need to duct power from one of the USB ports to the micro USB power connector on the Pi (the c...
by jools
Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Supplying USB Power
Replies: 8
Views: 1455

Re: Supplying USB Power

if you're looking for a powered usb hub that will power your Pi a treat I discovered that one I already had works a treat. It's avaiable from 3 suppliers on amazon for £8 or less:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TRIXES-Speed-Po ... B00504BBB8
by jools
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: "No Installation candidate"
Replies: 1
Views: 628

"No Installation candidate"

Is this error message a deal breaker when installing binaries using apt-get ?

I'm getting it a lot with eg libraries required for a wireless dongle. I'm guessing it means no compiled binary available for armhf ??
by jools
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: packages you want to see in raspbian
Replies: 133
Views: 35775

Re: packages you want to see in raspbian

1) Mono (lots of languages and common windowing environment)

2) Node js (tried to compile it but it failed - will post errors)
by jools
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian vs Wheezy (beta) Mono support
Replies: 225
Views: 84467

Re: Raspbian Mono doesn't compile

Possibly for the same reasons (?) as put here I can't compile mono on Raspbian. (I was able to do this flawlessly on Squeezy):- sudo ./configure --prefix=/usr/local ; sudo make ; sudo make install goes fine until make then ............ ake[6]: Entering directory `/home/pi/mono-2.10.6/mcs/mcs' Makefi...
by jools
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Accelerating X Windows using GPU
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Accelerating X Windows using GPU

Accelerating X Windows using GPU ? Is this going to happen ? I read conflicting views in the forums and understand that there are significant technical hurdles to be overcome ? I ask because the use of a browser on the PI is pretty essential in my view and I am encountering problems even with the br...
by jools
Wed May 30, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Mono (C#) anyone?
Replies: 64
Views: 43915

Re: Mono (C#) anyone?

And indeed you can do this: because I've just been experimenting. It impresses me just how portable these .exe and .dll files are, particularly when rendering forms. In fact I'm impressed with the whole ARM thing (except compile times which are pants of course.) One needs to be a bit careful about w...
by jools
Tue May 29, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mono and .net forum please
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Mono and .net forum please

The harm is that a forum gets rather unwieldy with to many subforums. So it's a very good idea to create subforums only for subjects where the traffic will be high enough. And the same basic questions will be asked all the time regardless of subforums. I'm sorry but this isn't right: there's never ...
by jools
Tue May 29, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mono and .net forum please
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Mono and .net forum please

For the moment please use the Other Languages Forum. If the demand arises them we may consider a specific forum, but to be honest, if we did that in every language the forum would be swamped, so there would need to be a LOT of demand., especially since C# was originally an MS language and has lots ...
by jools
Mon May 28, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mono and .net forum please
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Mono and .net forum please

Could we have a mono .net C#/VB forum please: there are plenty of postings to justify it, but they are scattered all over.....

Thank you. and thank you for such a fantastic device and concept.
by jools
Mon May 28, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can't login to forum using Raspberry Midori !!
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Can't login to forum using Raspberry Midori !!

The Login link and other links below the banner are missing in Midori using the Debian distro. Suspect this a Midori glitch but you might want to fix the html for obvious reasons.
by jools
Mon May 28, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: C# programs maybe?
Replies: 24
Views: 6560

Re: C# programs maybe?

Echo the above:- sudo apt-get install mono-complete // you already did this I think ? sudo apt-get install mono-vbnc sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gtk-module then I was able to compile a HelloWorld.vb program with vbnc HelloWorld.vb // a bit on the slow side though!! and then run the compiled ass...
by jools
Mon May 28, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Mono (C#) anyone?
Replies: 64
Views: 43915

Re: Mono (C#) anyone?

Incidentally, there are other people installing mono on the Pi: type 'mono' as a search word here.
by jools
Mon May 28, 2012 2:58 am
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: Mono (C#) anyone?
Replies: 64
Views: 43915

Re: Mono (C#) anyone?

Yes, I too have installed Mono successfully (from source actually!) and am interested in C#, the GPIO and Gert Board. I have recently written a blisteringly fast C# asynchronous server that compiles its own source code (like IIS) but has a very small footprint and have installed this on the Pi. I fe...
by jools
Sun May 27, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Java or Mono for basic GUI rPi apps?
Replies: 23
Views: 10698

Re: Visual Studio

I think the point that is being missed here is that it is perfectly possible to develop GUI apps on Visual Studio on a Windows machine and then put the .exe file on your Pi and run it using mono on the Pi. Or if you prefer you can use the mono-develop IDE on a bigger linux box to do your developing.
by jools
Sat May 26, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: C# programs maybe?
Replies: 24
Views: 6560

Re: C# programs maybe?

Then as your error message suggests the problem is either the assembly isn't in the GAC or a directory specified in MONO_PATH. Suggest you approach this problem by looking at MON_PATH on each system:- echo $MONO_PATH and compare the two. and then compare the contents of the GAC. That might lead you ...
by jools
Sat May 26, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: C# programs maybe?
Replies: 24
Views: 6560

Re: C# programs maybe?

When I got home this evening my Pi was on the doormat - at last! I installed mono-complete no problem after an apt-get update. However, i cannot run my exe that was created using VB.NET (this same exe ran fine on a VirtualBox running x86 debian). The gist of the error message is The following assem...
by jools
Sat May 26, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: C# programs maybe?
Replies: 24
Views: 6560

Re: C# programs maybe?

Some response and corrections to info given above. Mono is the .net implementation on Linux and OSX. You can run VB .Net and C# on mono. These run as NATIVE compiled code which are compiled Just In Time from the .dll's and .exe files which CAN be simply copied over from Windows or vice-versa except ...
by jools
Fri May 25, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Mono project
Replies: 27
Views: 12542

Re: Mono project

I don't know about VB .Net because I don't use it, but I think that C#'s introduction of generics, anonymous functions and lambdas have made it very elegant indeed. I don't agree that it is reliant on Microsoft API calls -that was true of the old VB and C++ Visual Studio, but not now.
by jools
Thu May 24, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: .Net CLR?
Replies: 9
Views: 2639

Re: .Net CLR? and the Mono IDE

I am fortunate in having been able to procure a Pi on eBay and I realise not everyone is in that position. Firstly it is important to relay that this is one clever product that is a real pleasure to use and especially boot up for the first time (I did so on my Kindle charger!) You have to be aware o...
by jools
Thu May 24, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: .Net CLR?
Replies: 9
Views: 2639

Re: .Net CLR? Compiling in mono

Can confirm that you don't need to recompile your own .net programs or indeed dependencies such as MySql.Data.dll when you migrate them from x86 to Raspi ARM. Provided you are bring across a .net .exe or .dll, these are written in the Common Language RunTime and will execute out of the box. (Somethi...
by jools
Sun May 20, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Mono on RPi
Replies: 3
Views: 3391

Re: Mono on RPi

Can confirm installation of mono binaries on Debian Raspberry pi. It's version 2.6 though which means if you want the current version you have to compile from source. This isn't difficult but you'll need to compile overnight as it takes about 8-9 hours!! Get your source code from here http://mono-pr...
by jools
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Isn't this all too complicated?
Replies: 230
Views: 40999

Re: Isn't this all too complicated?

<t>I've been reading the posts in this thread with much interest yesterday.<br/> <br/> These days I am very much a geek and do command line linux, but I have heard the plea on these forums from several places for a machine that will boot straight into Python or Basic.  In my view this plea needs to ...

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