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by jamesh
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: V3 camera in the works?
Replies: 37
Views: 7888

Re: V3 camera in the works?

So global picture quality will not be better ? Picture quality is the result of lots of post processing of the raw image. Use the Pi to grab the raw image data and then run in through real PC image software. Pro photo guys usually work with raw image sensor data and tweak it lots. They do this beca...
by jamesh
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: camera unable to capture image and trouble shooting and code flow of kernel
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: camera unable to capture image and trouble shooting and code flow of kernel

Lets go back to first pinciples.

WHat does `vgencmd get_camera` return?

Does Raspistill work?

We need to ensure the camera is detected and works with the standard test app before entering the labyrinth of debugging.
by jamesh
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?

Tbh, I guessed at the ram, will double check, although I suspect Ram isn't the issue.
by jamesh
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: V3 camera in the works?
Replies: 37
Views: 7888

Re: V3 camera in the works?

If I read this right the VC4 ISP is not being used https://www.visionproc.org/IU233_usage.php That IU233 camera is plugged into a Pi3B, probably needs the 4 Arm cores to do the colour balance demosiacing etc Yes, that is the case we believe. Certaiunly, we (RPFT) know nothing about these products.
by jamesh
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead Raspberry PI 3b+, want to send it back
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Dead Raspberry PI 3b+, want to send it back

WHat did you touch the pins with, your finger? That should not have killed the PI.

You need to approach the people you bought the Pi from for a refund.
by jamesh
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Windows 10 ARM64 (Dekstop, not IOT)
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Windows 10 ARM64 (Dekstop, not IOT)

One question before I close this thread. Can you provide any citations that running Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi does NOT contravene any Microsoft Licence agreements? Or what you have to do to ensure that you are running the OS legally? Please, this question is for the OP, no-one else need respond, UN...
by jamesh
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Surprised to see you promoting W10
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Surprised to see you promoting W10

Chances of WiFi ever working on Windows 10 ARM on the Pi are very low considering the Broadcom WiFi drivers are not open source. Linux kernel drivers are open source. Should be enough to make aWIndows driver. (caled brcmfmac) The firmware running on the chip itself is closed, but that I think is in...
by jamesh
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?

No-one is freloading. The forum is provided as a service for Raspberry Pi users and we regard it as vitally important as a source of information, technical support and general Raspbery Pi joy. Without this forum, I doubt the Pi would be where it is now. Which is why I push to have improvements made ...
by jamesh
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Running Raspberry Pi 1 OS on Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Running Raspberry Pi 1 OS on Raspberry Pi 3

It's the same process whichever model you start with.
by jamesh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 26
Views: 727

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

>Critisism of Pi development process from people who don't know what we've been doing or what we have achieved. As a customer of the Pi I don't need to know the ins and outs of what you've done (although I do appreciate your work). What I do see though is the result. The result is that the Pi as a ...
by jamesh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?

1.5M posts may not be that many, but it's bringing PHPBB to its knees. We are doing work to speed up the forum by passing off searches etc to a separate system. If that doesn't pan out, then we may well have to migrate. Discourse has been mentioned as an alternative, and I took a look at some examp...
by jamesh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: Surprised to see you promoting W10
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Surprised to see you promoting W10

Oh FFS.

Will investigate.

In the meantime, the questionable legality of this will still mean I close threads until told otherwise.
by jamesh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 26
Views: 727

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

The point is you've always been oversensitive to criticism, often lashing out at people who challenge something. Yet you are happy to criticise other peoples work, often in language which is far worse than is expressed against the pi/Raspbian. Chromium uses a lot of memory, but so does firefox and ...
by jamesh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?

1.5M posts may not be that many, but it's bringing PHPBB to its knees. We are doing work to speed up the forum by passing off searches etc to a separate system. If that doesn't pan out, then we may well have to migrate. Discourse has been mentioned as an alternative, and I took a look at some exampl...
by jamesh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 26
Views: 727

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

rather than slagging off our development process, on this EXTREMELY DIFFICULT work in my opinion, is down to the Chromium devs for making their software such a greedy pile of excrement ? Tablet has 2GB. Yep twice as much, but it is not maxed out. Point? Our development process, and Chromium's memor...
by jamesh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 26
Views: 727

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

Where is the GitHub repo for chromium? It's not here https://github.com/raspberrypi-ui/chromium_patches 6by9 says the intention is to upstream patches (https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/pull/2755 ). This is great, but surely a bit of a shout-out on a mailing list or bug report would of been a go...
by jamesh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 26
Views: 727

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

I'm talking about the Raspberry project, not any of my projects. The web gets more demanding with each passing day, so for the Pi to be relevant outside of purely embedded system solutions, then the hardware acceleration issue must be addressed. It should have been addressed years ago, actually. No...
by jamesh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 26
Views: 727

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

Hmm, a full year of work and this contractor hasn't delivered anything yet? Honestly, this is something your Foundation should look into. :-/ As time goes by, web pages become more and more heavier with all that javascript. This is a project that can't wait at this point, I'm afraid. Well, not sure...
by jamesh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Is ARM doomed?
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Is ARM doomed?

Dramatic rise might be over egging it a bit.
by jamesh
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Should the Pi Forum switch to Discourse?

No. Discourse is a marketing/customer support product designed for things like call avoidance and community engagement. I don’t think it fits here. The difficulty in migrating 1348612 posts and the negative consequences of not doing so makes switching ill advised even if the new system were not wor...
by jamesh
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: [Suggestion]Don't quote long posts in your answers
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: [Suggestion]Don't quote long posts in your answers

Cannot help yourself. Gotta have an argument.

Locking.
by jamesh
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4.0?
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Raspberry Pi 4.0?

No.
by jamesh
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?
Replies: 26
Views: 727

Re: Why is the Raspbian desktop experience so slow?

No response. Do I take it then that no work has been done on chromium itself with regards to v4l2 codecs? No response != no work. Hadn't even seen your post. We have a contractor who has been working on Chromium multimedia acceleration for about a year, including software H265 decode, he is current...
by jamesh
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to install the OS on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
Replies: 28
Views: 471

Re: How to install the OS on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Removing the choice NOOBS vs etcher will simplify things. I think a simple explanation of the image mechanism might help. (The OS is actually "installed" by the RPF engineers. They then make a copy of the entire disk, and zip it up. The user downloads the zipped image, unzips it, and copies it to t...

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