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by rjw57
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: X.org driver and GPU in general
Replies: 12
Views: 4353

Re: X.org driver and GPU in general

No, but Google suggests that the first author may be contacted at dongkyun.jeong -at- samsung.com. All authors appear to work for various sub-divisions within Samsung.
by rjw57
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: X.org driver and GPU in general
Replies: 12
Views: 4353

Re: X.org driver and GPU in general

<t>I've a copy. Unless you're a member of the same institution as I (University of Cambridge), I probably can't send you it. I've read it however.<br/> <br/> It is relatively unenlightening and is only 2 pages long. In essence, they took the freedesktop.org server (X.org) and implemented a EGL/OpenV...
by rjw57
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Best first language
Replies: 160
Views: 46737

Re: Best first language

<t>Quote from dyashkir on November 15, 2011, 20:48<br/> I am partial to lua, small clean powerful. Python probably is good as well. What does everyone think?<br/> <br/> Either is sensible. Learning both at the same time would be highly instructive. Noticing what they do the same and what they do dif...
by rjw57
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UK Government: Children to be taught programming
Replies: 93
Views: 15537

Re: UK Government: Children to be taught programming

<r>Quote from tangobravo on September 16, 2011, 08:28<br/> The "C++" course (mainly C really, OO isn't touched on) is only 4 weeks with 2 hours a week, so there really isn't time for people to get comfortable with the concepts if they've never come across them before.<br/> <br/> I've supervised that...
by rjw57
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How much is a local keyboard / mouse ...
Replies: 43
Views: 9887

Re: How much is a local keyboard / mouse ...

In Cambridge (UK):

I found a mouse, keyboard and (surprisingly) a 5V PSU in the skip under my window at work. I suppose I'm fortunate to work somewhere techie.
by rjw57
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Useful educational links thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4364

Re: Useful educational links thread

Quote from ukscone on September 14, 2011, 12:38
do you mean this one? http://www.bbcbasic.co.uk/bbcbasic.html

That's the one! Thanks. I feel quite silly since I obviously failed at Google when I was looking for it.
by rjw57
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Useful educational links thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4364

Re: Useful educational links thread

Quote from jamesh on September 14, 2011, 12:17
If only there was some sort of video playback feature on the Raspi so we could supply video tutorials on SD card......hey, wait a minute......

O_O

Good grief... a plan is suggested... :)
by rjw57
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Useful educational links thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4364

Re: Useful educational links thread

Quote from r3d4 on September 14, 2011, 11:44
a few links , hopefully useful

Added, thanks. I'm sure that when the Cambridge Makespace finally gets rolling, they'll love to play with the RasPi too.
by rjw57
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Useful educational links thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4364

Re: Useful educational links thread

<r>Quote from liz on September 14, 2011, 11:22<br/> I've been discussing with people what to do (this goes for Python as well) in the absence of the sort of magazines we used to get in the 80s with code you could type into your own machine; from a pedagogical point of view we think the physical act ...
by rjw57
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why no xBSD ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5309

Re: Why no xBSD ?

<t>Quote from jamesh on September 14, 2011, 10:43<br/> Dunno, but one of the reasons I like Debian is they have prebuilt repositories of Arm software - so apt-get just works without having to do any of your own compiling. Not sure BSD has that.<br/> <br/> <br/> I believe that the PC-BSD folks have b...
by rjw57
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why no xBSD ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5309

Re: Why no xBSD ?

If there is some NetBSD variant that'll run under qemu's generic ARM emulation, there is a good chance it might work under RaspPi. Are the BSDs bootable via multiboot?

I suspect the GPU driver might prove a challenge to port though :(.
by rjw57
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Useful educational links thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4364

Re: Useful educational links thread

<r>Quote from ukscone on September 13, 2011, 16:32<br/> it'll will keep you really busy <E>:)</E><br/> <br/> for BBC BASIC you could link to brandy. it is a bit old and no grpahics and sound on anything but RiscOS but it's the nearest thing we've got at the moment. Maybe someone will be motivated to...
by rjw57
Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Useful educational links thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4364

Re: Useful educational links thread

Quote from Blars on September 14, 2011, 10:11
It might be possible to run the olpc software. I've heard the next version of the xo will be arm based.


IIRC, the sugar desktop environment is packaged in Debian and Fedora so there is a good chance on this.
by rjw57
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Useful educational links thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4364

Re: Useful educational links thread

Quote from jamesh on September 13, 2011, 16:27Also gcc and g++ both work fine, along with cmake.

Ah, cmake. The build system of the Gods :).
by rjw57
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Useful educational links thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4364

Re: Useful educational links thread

Quote from ukscone on September 13, 2011, 16:21
you might want to add BASIC-256 http://basic256.org/index_en

Done. I'm going to have fun pruning these down when I actually get a RaspPi to test them on :).
by rjw57
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Useful educational links thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4364

Re: Useful educational links thread

Done, I'm sure I've missed plenty so I'd still love it if people could populate the list a bit more.
by rjw57
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Useful educational links thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4364

Re: Useful educational links thread

<r>There doesn't seem to be a thread containing a set of useful links to educational software/programming languages suitable for the R-pi. Apologies if this post is a dupe but I thought I'd collect a few together. Feel free to add the multitudinous hoards that I have missed below and I'll try any up...
by rjw57
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Mingle Forum Software
Replies: 11
Views: 3096

Re: The Mingle Forum Software

Avatar was trivial I found. Mind you, I already had a gravatar set up for the other places I use it so I suppose the 'set up once, use everywhere from then on' promise paid off.
by rjw57
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Announcement: plot85 graphics library
Replies: 2
Views: 2409

Re: Announcement: plot85 graphics library

... oh, addendum: I know this is very similar to the Processing framework's aim, but I find that Python is a better language than Java in terms of learning. YMMV and you're welcome to disagree of course!
by rjw57
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Announcement: plot85 graphics library
Replies: 2
Views: 2409

Re: Announcement: plot85 graphics library

<r>Since there seemed to be some interest last time I posted about this, I've made my little Python hack available on <URL url="https://github.com/rjw57/plot85">https://github.com/rjw57/plot85</URL><br/> <br/> The idea is that it provides an immediate gratification, implicit global state graphics fr...
by rjw57
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Whats that...
Replies: 6
Views: 1742

Re: Whats that...

Ah, this was the post I was talking about above. Thanks, abishur.
by rjw57
Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camera for R-Pi
Replies: 36
Views: 8763

Re: Camera for R-Pi

I bought this cheapy webcam and headset thing from Maplin for work which is a bit cheaper (if not as cool): http://www.maplin.co.uk/exis-c.....cam-510695

It also works with Linux. Thankfully most webcams now do!
by rjw57
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Copying and copyright
Replies: 7
Views: 1613

Re: Copying and copyright

<t>Quote from jacklang on September 7, 2011, 11:01<br/> I should point out that not only is Raspberry Pi not for profit, but none of the Trustees or anyone associated with the project to date has taken salary or payment of any kind, not even a hobnob...<br/> <br/> I am quite prepared to go to Cambri...
by rjw57
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie friendly SD card creation
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Re: Newbie friendly SD card creation

A library of 10-20Mb downloadable game zips which secretly contain an entire OS would be pretty cool BTW.
by rjw57
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Newbie friendly SD card creation
Replies: 5
Views: 1852

Re: Newbie friendly SD card creation

<t>IIRC, the publicised patent issue is to do with >8.3 filenames rather than FAT32 per-se. In which case things are trivially worked around by not using long filenames on the FAT32 side.<br/> <br/> Thankfully, unlike trademarks, patent holders are not forced to defend their patents when there is a ...

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