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by JoeStrout
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: SDL2 without X11
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: SDL2 without X11

Hi Andreas,

Does that second post mean you got it working? I'm gearing up for a SDL (without X11) project myself, and I'm a little intimidated by the difficulties I see people having...

Thanks,
- Joe
by JoeStrout
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Where to hire RPi experts?
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Where to hire RPi experts?

Thanks, all. I have posted the project on freelancers.com, but I have not gotten any good candidates yet. A few of them have some experience with SDL, but not on the Pi; or some experience on the Pi, but only using Qt. To me the chief difficulty of this project isn't writing the code — I can read th...
by JoeStrout
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Where to hire RPi experts?
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: Where to hire RPi experts?

Thank you — I know how to write a good job posting; my question was about where to post it.

I don't think I count as an industry partner. But I'll look for that wanted section. Thanks again!
by JoeStrout
Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Where to hire RPi experts?
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Where to hire RPi experts?

I will be looking to hire an experienced Pi developer in the near future for a relatively short-term contract project. I don't see a "Jobs" subforum here. So I have two questions: 1. Is there anywhere on these forums where a post about a job/project opening would be appropriate? 2. What jo...
by JoeStrout
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: What low-level C/C++ game library is best?
Replies: 1
Views: 88

What low-level C/C++ game library is best?

Background: I'm the creator of a new scripting language called MiniScript (see why if you're curious). It is embedded in some games, and has a desktop virtual computer called Mini Micro in which people can write games for Mac, Windows, Linux, and WebGL. But Mini Micro is created in Unity, and so wo...
by JoeStrout
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Case with built-in 4-port hub?
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

Re: Case with built-in 4-port hub?

Erm, the new raspberry Pi model B+ has 4x USB ports ;) http://www.raspberrypi.org/introducing-raspberry-pi-model-b-plus/ So it does, but I don't have one of those. I have five older Pi's I'm looking to put to good use, however. :) but also take a look at this "naked" USB hub that has the ...
by JoeStrout
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Case with built-in 4-port hub?
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

Case with built-in 4-port hub?

I'm looking for a compact little case that will provide: adequate ventilation for the Pi 4 USB ports (for game pads/keyboard/mouse — no huge power needs) HDMI port audio jack power connector Basically something like this , but more pretty. My google-fu has not turned up such a beast (though this is ...
by JoeStrout
Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Bare SBC (no OS, just your program)
Replies: 7
Views: 24052

Re: Bare SBC (no OS, just your program)

For bare-metal coding, I think Alex Chadwell's tutorials may be very helpful. Although it talks about creating an "OS," it's really just about putting code directly on the metal, with no other OS in the way. http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/projects/raspberrypi/tutorials/os/index.html I just discov...
by JoeStrout
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Haiku OS on the Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 15
Views: 10655

Re: Haiku OS on the Raspberry Pi?

Looks like the last post about this was in 2012. Since then, the Raspberry Pi has become wildly popular... maybe even popular enough to make the Haiku team quit holding their nose when they talk about it. :) In my view, the RPi could be the killer platform for Haiku (and Haiku could be, in at least ...
by JoeStrout
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MonoGame on Raspberry Pi...
Replies: 43
Views: 13702

Re: MonoGame on Raspberry Pi...

Forgive me for kicking a dead thread, but more all other threads related to this topic seem to redirect to here... So: has anyone made any more progress getting OpenTK to work properly with hardware-accelerated OpenGLES on the RPi? I'm just starting to look into game frameworks, and love the idea of...
by JoeStrout
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3 Controller and the PI
Replies: 49
Views: 94812

Re: PS3 Controller and the PI

OK, this was my silly mistake... there was a line break in the apt-get line in the instructions, and I only copied the first line. So I was missing half the dependencies. For the record, if anybody else runs into this, just redo this whole line (it won't hurt if some of these are already installed):...
by JoeStrout
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3 Controller and the PI
Replies: 49
Views: 94812

Re: PS3 Controller and the PI

I believe that most bloggers and tinkerers etal when talking about the Raspberry Pi they actually mean Raspbian "wheezy" which is ARMHF...... Perhaps... I can't run that one though, because it's incompatible with both Java and Mono (and I have plans for using those with the PS3 controller...
by JoeStrout
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PS3 Controller and the PI
Replies: 49
Views: 94812

Re: PS3 Controller and the PI

I'm trying to follow the tutorial referenced above (I'm running Debian armel from the Downloads page). All seems good up to a point; I found I had to run the sixpair executable with sudo, but after that, it successfully paired the DualShock controller. Then I downloaded and unpacked QtSixA-1.5.1-src...
by JoeStrout
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian with FP operations (but softfloat ABI)?
Replies: 11
Views: 4544

Re: Debian with FP operations (but softfloat ABI)?

Link in another of your threads, they have no intention of fixing MONO version 2 on ARMF http://packages.qa.debian.org/m/mono.html Right. amd64 armel i386 ia64 kfreebsd-amd64 kfreebsd-i386 powerpc ppc64 s390x sparc I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you are trying to say with this list of acronyms. Perha...
by JoeStrout
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian with FP operations (but softfloat ABI)?
Replies: 11
Views: 4544

Re: Debian with FP operations (but softfloat ABI)?

Both you and I indicated in one of your other threads, "Linux distro with softfloat ABI and hardware FP?" that Debian armel does not use FP. It still targets processors that may not have FP hardware, and emulating in software is much faster than trapping to kernel and emulating there. Tha...
by JoeStrout
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian with FP operations (but softfloat ABI)?
Replies: 11
Views: 4544

Re: Debian with FP operations (but softfloat ABI)?

If you actually want to use VFP instructions with the soft-float ABI, just compile on Debian armel with: gcc -march=armv6 -mfpu=vfp -mfloat-abi=softfp Right. I understand anyone can do this for C code they're compiling. My question is whether the libraries (and apps) that come already compiled on D...
by JoeStrout
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian with FP operations (but softfloat ABI)?
Replies: 11
Views: 4544

Debian with FP operations (but softfloat ABI)?

Please forgive me if this has been discussed before — but I don't think it has, quite. Early in the branch that has come to be known as Raspbian, there were binaries compiled with hardware floating-point operations, but still using the soft-float ABI. (It was discussed here .) Then, of course, it wa...
by JoeStrout
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Can we reconsider the hardfloat ABI?
Replies: 17
Views: 5433

Re: Can we reconsider the hardfloat ABI?

OK, thank you for all the responses. In reality, no matter how many +numbers we give the idea, I doubt a HF version of mono is going to happen. I do find it ironic that the primary distro for a platform positioned for education excludes 3 of the top 5 programming languages -- and 2 of those, unneces...
by JoeStrout
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Linux distro with softfloat ABI and hardware FP?
Replies: 15
Views: 3969

Re: Linux distro with softfloat ABI and hardware FP?

My answer would be rather than making posts and hijacking/spamming other threads, is it 4 so far ?, to get your points across, would be to create you own Distribution ! Whoa! I'm not spamming or hijacking threads. I've tried to be very topical, and as restrained as I can bring myself to be. :) And ...
by JoeStrout
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Linux distro with softfloat ABI and hardware FP?
Replies: 15
Views: 3969

Re: Linux distro with softfloat ABI and hardware FP?

Thanks, but I was actually already aware of the other thread I started in the Raspbian forum. :) Let's assume for the moment that we can't talk the Rasbian folks into changing their build settings. Then the question remains: Is there any Linux distro that uses hardware floating point instructions, b...
by JoeStrout
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: New wiki page on C#
Replies: 12
Views: 7826

Re: New wiki page on C#

The actual software that is directly affected by the ABI choice is really not that substantial. Its only an issue that compilers (which a JIT is) must deal with. The larger issue with software compatibility is the choice of processor in Raspberry Pi (armv6 vs armv7) and has nothing to do with Andro...
by JoeStrout
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Can we reconsider the hardfloat ABI?
Replies: 17
Views: 5433

Re: Can we reconsider the hardfloat ABI?

How would that work ? Do you have any link which shows how iOS and Android do this ? (i.e. being "softfloat" and still profit from hardware floating point ) ? Well it appears that very early in the Raspbian project (before it was even called such), there were binaries built exactly this w...
by JoeStrout
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Linux distro with softfloat ABI and hardware FP?
Replies: 15
Views: 3969

Linux distro with softfloat ABI and hardware FP?

It appears to be possible to make a distro that uses hardware floating-point instructions, yet uses the soft float ABI. This makes it compatible with JIT compilers, like the Mono and Java runtimes, that assume such an ABI. Indeed, when Raspian was in its infancy, they ran into binaries already built...
by JoeStrout
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: the best os for RPI
Replies: 5
Views: 3758

Re: the best os for RPI

Raspbian is highly recommended for beginners which doesn't mean it's substandard just because it's recommended for beginners. Unless you want to use C#/Mono , in which case, Raspbian doesn't work properly. But then, neither do most of the other distros on the distros page ... I'll start a separate ...
by JoeStrout
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: can Occidentalis v0.2 run .exe file?
Replies: 8
Views: 5211

Re: can Occidentalis v0.2 run .exe file?

One thing to note: Mono also produces .exe files, and these can (sometimes) be run on any system with a Mono runtime. It depends on how the file was built, and what other libraries it's using. Just by seeing somefile.exe, you can't tell; you should talk to whoever developed it (or look for docs). Of...

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