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by plugwash
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Learn Python 2 or 3 and how?
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: Learn Python 2 or 3 and how?

Not true at all. The intention is to stop supporting and maintaining Python 2. People will still be able to use Python 2 and choose to program in Python 2 if they want to. Programs written for Python 2 won't suddenly stop working, Python 2 interpreters won't disappear. Not immediately no, but in th...
by plugwash
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: Can 24V passive PoE power Raspberry Pi PoE HAT?
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Can 24V passive PoE power Raspberry Pi PoE HAT?

I had a quick look around, but couldn't find any details regarding what the PoE HAT wants, so I can't say for definite that 24v would be safe, but I'd be willing to bet (a small quantity - less than the price of a Pi) that it'll be ok. While I consider it highly unlikely that it will blow up I thin...
by plugwash
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Case
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Case

With the official case you remove the side peices and the outer and inner lids, then lift the end with the USB/Ethernet ports and then slide out the other end.

If you have somethiing other than the official case please post a picture or link so we know what case you are talking about.
by plugwash
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why Avoid BASIC on RPi?
Replies: 1292
Views: 41381

Re: Why Avoid BASIC on RPi?

Heater wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:49 am
Wow!. Were do I get me one of them!
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by plugwash
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ - Southbridge
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ - Southbridge

For many years most PC chipsets consisted of two main chips (and a bunch of support stuff round them), called the Northbridge and the Southbridge. The Northbridge contained the memory controller, controllers for high speed IO interfaces and (if the chipset supported it) integrated graphics. The sout...
by plugwash
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NTFS file partition?
Replies: 19
Views: 531

Re: NTFS file partition?

Is it possible to create a NTFS file partition on the micro sd crad used to boot raspian? I need to be able to transfer files over 4 GB and wanted a partition that you don't need to boot from but can still access on the same sd card. AIUI you can create it but it will be useless, windows will only ...
by plugwash
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Pyside2
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Pyside2

Raspbian buster now has pyside2 packages.
by plugwash
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: RPi CM 3 + CMIO internet connection
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: RPi CM 3 + CMIO internet connection

The CM and CMIO boards do not come with a network controller, so you will need to use a USB one.

I use a USB hub with Ethernet adapter combo for stuff like this, unfortunately the specific model I use seems to be discontinued, so I can't really recommend a specific model.
by plugwash
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: will a PI 3b fit in a 3b+ case?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: will a PI 3b fit in a 3b+ case?

For the most part yes, the mounting hole and connector locations are the same between the B+, 2B, 3B and 3B+ There are a handful of cases though which have things like built in heatsinks or mounting plates that touch the board directly and rely on the specific layout of components. These may have co...
by plugwash
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: M.2 on Raspberry Pi 4
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: M.2 on Raspberry Pi 4

Now that M.2 has been around for quite a few years and there are quite a few M.2 cards that have USB 3.0, PCIe 4x, and SATA cards, not to mention all of those SSDs, Unfortunately M.2 is a freaking mess. I was looking for embedded PC boards with a slot on them I could put a SSD from a reputable main...
by plugwash
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: What support does the Raspberry Pi foundation provide to Raspbian
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: What support does the Raspberry Pi foundation provide to Raspbian

In addition to the stuff the raspberry pi foundation build on top of Raspbian, there is also some more direct support. For a few years now they have been paying for a day a week of my time to maintain Raspbian, they are also providing quite a bit of infrastructure support.
by plugwash
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mirror director directing to broken repository mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Mirror director directing to broken repository mirror

Just got a reply from the mirror operator that someone was flooding it with large numbers of connections and that they have now dealt with the issue.

I have re-enabled the mirror redirection entry for now. Please tell me if you still have problems.
by plugwash
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Mirror director directing to broken repository mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Mirror director directing to broken repository mirror

I have disabled it's entry in the mirror redirection system for now.
by plugwash
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Unable to install libgtk2.0-dev on Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 13
Views: 3934

Re: Unable to install libgtk2.0-dev on Raspberry Pi 2

You seem to have packages installed from the raspberry pi foundation repo but not currently have it in your sources.
by plugwash
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Pi 3 A+
Replies: 123
Views: 16819

Re: STICKY: Pi 3 A+

While not exactly *planned*, I would presume that if prices shift in appropriate ways, we might eventually see a Pi3A+ with 1GB RAM. The Pi uses a relatively old memory technology and IIRC the 1GB memory chips are (or at least were) a multi-die package. Unless that changes/has changed I imagine the...
by plugwash
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Qt5 development packages for Raspbian?
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Qt5 development packages for Raspbian?

qtbase5-dev is the dev package for the base qt5 libraries.

We don't have qtwebengine in raspbian as it is setting off our armv7 contamination checker, we do have qt5 qtwebkit though. The dev package for that is libqt5webkit5-dev
by plugwash
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why Avoid BASIC on RPi?
Replies: 1292
Views: 41381

Re: Why Avoid BASIC on RPi?

I would advise not relying on oabi compatibility support going forward. Apparently it's still enabled in raspberry pi foundation kernels but other kernels may have it turned off (it comes at a performance penalty) and arm64 kernels don't support it at all.
by plugwash
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Compiling target ARM PE EXE/DLL?
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Compiling target ARM PE EXE/DLL?

Might also be worth checking out the gcc-arm-none-eabi package to see what options that offers.
by plugwash
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Packages following Debian stable
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Packages following Debian stable

Does the package from Debian stable armhf actually work?
by plugwash
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why Avoid BASIC on RPi?
Replies: 1292
Views: 41381

Re: Why Avoid BASIC on RPi?

Well there is quite a lot of 64-bit arithmetic (unsigned long long) going on, so its reasonable that its a lot faster. Agreed. It should be possible to switch the code to use 32-bit integers and a smaller base. Some debugging might be needed as well as tuning. However, even when the processor is in...
by plugwash
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Why Avoid BASIC on RPi?
Replies: 1292
Views: 41381

Re: Why Avoid BASIC on RPi?

Ok fair. May I ask why many packages releated to BASIC (at least last I looked), from Diabian ARMHF are not present in Raspbian? If they in Debian armhf but not in the same release of raspbian it's probablly one of the following. 1. They failed to build. 2. They built but the resulting packages wer...
by plugwash
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Hash mismatch of ps2eps, update fails
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Hash mismatch of ps2eps, update fails

re-builds of the package with new never used before versions should be in the public repo now, so I have re-enabled the mirror.
by plugwash
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Hash mismatch of ps2eps, update fails
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Hash mismatch of ps2eps, update fails

Ok, this is partly our fault. One of the corner cases our infrastructure does not handle correctly. Our autobinnmuer has no interlocks to make sure the same binnmu version is not used in multiple suites. The archive software will prevent the same version being used for different package content in t...
by plugwash
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Hash mismatch of ps2eps, update fails
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Hash mismatch of ps2eps, update fails

I have disabled the mirrors entry in the mirror redirection system and contacted it's admin. I suspect the most likely cause is an out of disk space issue.

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