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by tangobravo
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UK Government: Children to be taught programming
Replies: 93
Views: 14097

Re: UK Government: Children to be taught programming

<t>Back on the topic of programming in schools, it was GCSE DT that allowed me to do real programming - a very open systems and control course that was basically "design and make something".<br/> <br/> I used to play percussion in a school orchestra, which often involved minutes of doing nothing bef...
by tangobravo
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Open/Closed Drivers - Ebens Answer from Maker Faire
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Re: Open/Closed Drivers - Ebens Answer from Maker Faire

<t>So it's possible that actually everything run on the ARM will be open if Eben manages to convince Broadcom to make the userland GL stuff open. I'd love that to happen so I could play with some alt-os stuff with hardware 3D, but I think people should wait and see how successful Eben's efforts to o...
by tangobravo
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Open/Closed Drivers - Ebens Answer from Maker Faire
Replies: 4
Views: 1189

Re: Open/Closed Drivers - Ebens Answer from Maker Faire

<t>All the threads on the "openness" of drivers quickly turn into a religious war, and it's hard to find real information. Having just watched the video from Maker Faire, Eben provided a nice answer in the Q&A section and the real situation is a lot better than I think many realise.<br/> <br/> H...
by tangobravo
Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UK Government: Children to be taught programming
Replies: 93
Views: 14097

Re: UK Government: Children to be taught programming

<t>Great news. I'm just coming to the end of a PhD at the Engineering Department at Cambridge, and was a "demonstrator" for the undergrad programming courses. The students are given a tutorial-type guide to work through and demonstrators wander around helping with problems. It was astounding the ran...
by tangobravo
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARM 11
Replies: 14
Views: 2186

Re: ARM 11

<t>I've just come across that chip in another thread - if we're talking BeagleBoard-type pricing then that's too much. For another $10 I'd definitely consider it worth it. I fully support the choices made for the A/B devices though, but I hope it's not too many years before something similar but A9-...
by tangobravo
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARM 11
Replies: 14
Views: 2186

Re: ARM 11

<t>From Gert's recent Q and A I see you managed to add the ARM 11 to a Videocore in a month with a small team (great work btw). I remember reading the ARM is very much a minority of the chip area too...so perhaps a similar job could add a Cortex (have to say A9 now, with NEON please...) without too ...
by tangobravo
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Framebuffer for other OSes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: Framebuffer for other OSes?

<t>I've read the long SoC thread, but I think that got a bit derailed, so I'm going to ask in this one instead.<br/> <br/> I believe the Videocore architecture is a bit different in that the Videocore does all the GL state tracking and stuff that would usually be done in the host OS driver (or by Ga...
by tangobravo
Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Framebuffer for other OSes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: Framebuffer for other OSes?

<t>Awesome, thanks for the reply.<br/> <br/> There's a thread on the Haiku mailing list about R-pi currently (how I discovered you yesterday), and it sounds like there is plenty of work other than graphics that would be needed - timers, interrupt controllers, etc, but I assume all of the source for ...
by tangobravo
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Framebuffer for other OSes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: Framebuffer for other OSes?

<t>Hi all,<br/> <br/> First off I think this is a great project. I'll definitely be buying a board.<br/> <br/> I've read around and I realise that R-Pi isn't really aimed at people wanting a hardware platform to hack about on, but I'd be interested in looking at getting something non-linux running (...

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