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by Scribe
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Landing page redesign
Replies: 10
Views: 1976

Re: Landing page redesign

<t>From my experience, it's best to get the site how you want it as soon as possible, be it adverts, search engine or word of mouth there's a surprisingly large lag in uptake when you swap from one site to another. If R-Pi want the education community focusing after the initial release then it's typ...
by Scribe
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Doomed to use Powered Hubs
Replies: 66
Views: 9716

Re: Doomed to use Powered Hubs

<t>@emercer<br/> <br/> I think this is a very fair point and cabled networks take forever to role out especially in locations such as Brazil, however, I would also point out how rapidly mobile and general wireless networks for delivery of broadband are developing all around the world. I even recentl...
by Scribe
Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Learning python
Replies: 7
Views: 2679

Re: Learning python

You can pick one up at the local pet shop!
by Scribe
Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Consider throwing out the "Model A" / "Model B" naming convention.
Replies: 22
Views: 2473

Re: Consider throwing out the "Model A" / "Model B" naming convention.

<t>Can\'t we just pretend Pi means 3.141 or something yummy, Python ain\'t cool these days!<br/> <br/> I would have to agree that something like RaspberryPi256Net makes a lot more sense and communicates the important information effectively to avoid confusion. In the same way you get ATMega128 somet...
by Scribe
Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HTML5 based OS ?
Replies: 16
Views: 4774

Re: HTML5 based OS ?

I know we\'ve talked about this a lot but I think HTML5 is one of the instances where you need more than 256MB of memory to see the most benefit from it.
by Scribe
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advise on Cross-Compiling Windows Part 2
Replies: 16
Views: 2344

Re: Advise on Cross-Compiling Windows Part 2

<t>Sorry for taking so long to reply, super busy week!<br/> <br/> I\'m not suggesting that you post a video of where you hit the error but of you following the steps of the post, which would be both insightful to myself and a basis for other users.<br/> <br/> On another note I\'ve updated the first ...
by Scribe
Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are/will BCM2835s be available for hobbyists?
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: Are/will BCM2835s be available for hobbyists?

<t>The brings it all back to what I said earlier which is sadly it looks like the scope of systems built using the broadcom chip will be forever limited as it\'s a case of either use the Pi, which isn\'t always appropriate, or build in very large volume; and so anything in-between isn\'t really poss...
by Scribe
Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: On Jobs, and Genius.
Replies: 23
Views: 4003

Re: On Jobs, and Genius.

Because snow can play 10,000 songs and it's ultra-portable.
by Scribe
Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RealView Development Suite (RVDS) 4.1Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 2480

Re: RealView Development Suite (RVDS) 4.1Pro

I think buying a $25 Pi will be easier :P
by Scribe
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RealView Development Suite (RVDS) 4.1Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 2480

Re: RealView Development Suite (RVDS) 4.1Pro

<t>The PB1176 seems to be the only one fitting the bill. Though if you're wanting to get a feel for graphics you'll have to try a Cortex-A8, ARMv6 programs should still run on a cortex but you'll not receive accurate CPU performance/behaviour. Unless there's a graphical add-on module available for t...
by Scribe
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Youngsters Programming
Replies: 131
Views: 30876

Re: Teaching Youngsters Programming

<r>You want a good, easy but powerful game editor then I recommend ShiVa 3D. There's a free personal learning edition and educational licences, that include functionality for the advanced edition at a pretty low cost. Currently it can only be used on Windows or Mac Parallels but you can build your t...
by Scribe
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: RealView Development Suite (RVDS) 4.1Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 2480

Re: RealView Development Suite (RVDS) 4.1Pro

<t>Given that the Broadcom processor powering the Pi has elements that are not publicly exposed, such as the GPU, I don't think this is going to be possible unless Broadcom offer a tool themselves.<br/> <br/> If you search around for posts regards QEMU people are simulating the ARM core successfully...
by Scribe
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux noob tutorials?
Replies: 20
Views: 3136

Re: Linux noob tutorials?

<t>Pity there\'s no SATA, will have to be a USB NAS!<br/> <br/> I recommend practising with fedora as it\'s looking increasingly like this will be the supported OS for the Pi, but from a command-line point of view there\'s almost no difference between fedora and ubuntu.<br/> <br/> Remoting is great,...
by Scribe
Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linux noob tutorials?
Replies: 20
Views: 3136

Re: Linux noob tutorials?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from Ampix0 on October 22, 2011, 05:08<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Hey guys, have been lurking here for about 3 months reading and stuff finally decided to make my account.<br/> <br/> I am SUPER excited for this project I already plan on buying two if possible.<br/> <br/> One is...
by Scribe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are/will BCM2835s be available for hobbyists?
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: Are/will BCM2835s be available for hobbyists?

@nullstring I agree on most of what you\'ve said but it\'s not so much about cost, as form factor, extra i/o requirements, a design that is compatible with X test etc.
by Scribe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seriously? This "box" wont have a case to it?!?
Replies: 41
Views: 6393

Re: Seriously? This "box" wont have a case to it?!?

Hack around with one of these then, same CPU as the Pi, more costly editions even have Wifi, remote and cables included:
http://www.roku.com/roku-products#3
by Scribe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are/will BCM2835s be available for hobbyists?
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: Are/will BCM2835s be available for hobbyists?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from liz on October 21, 2011, 15:16<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> Obviously, it\'s out of our hands, but I think I can give you a categorical NO on that one: it\'s not going to happen. As we\'ve said before, the business models of semiconductor companies depend on massive volumes;...
by Scribe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Android 4.0 source is coming out soon
Replies: 6
Views: 1384

Re: Android 4.0 source is coming out soon

I suspect it's because they're still polishing it, in the same way it wasn't ready for displaying on Tablets at the recent devcon.
by Scribe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Are/will BCM2835s be available for hobbyists?
Replies: 14
Views: 2733

Re: Are/will BCM2835s be available for hobbyists?

<t>Well if the Pi receives receives CE certification etc it\'ll be safe to use it as an end product but I can see some situations where you\'d want a custom or limited functionality board and so would be nice.<br/> <br/> I don\'t see why Broadcom shouldn\'t simply allow RaspberryPi to resell these t...
by Scribe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Android 4.0 source is coming out soon
Replies: 6
Views: 1384

Re: Android 4.0 source is coming out soon

<t>Quote from tufty on October 21, 2011, 13:36<br/> If it's "soon" like the honeycomb source, well, you might have to wait for the fabled "Model C". AFAIK, the latest version of Android that has a buildable source release is 2.3<br/> <br/> From here, where the release of the various GPL bits (note -...
by Scribe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where are we?
Replies: 30
Views: 4126

Re: Where are we?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from abishur on October 21, 2011, 13:27<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> I kinda doubt there will need to be any such limitation. As they\'ve been saying once it\'s in production, a second batch won\'t take long to produce. Limiting the amount of devices one can order would actually ...
by Scribe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)
Replies: 170
Views: 83948

Re: Cluster (Bramble...) Design Discussion (Advanced)

<r>All cluster issues are easy to workaround provided you're willing to adopt an appropriate programming framework and methodology.<br/> <br/> OFC seeing a reasonable performance from the Pi as obarthelemy says is unlikely unless you tap the gpu and even then, it would probably be more effective to ...
by Scribe
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where are we?
Replies: 30
Views: 4126

Re: Where are we?

Limit the number of purchases per person in the first instance seems fair to me, or you\'ll end up with a few very happy people and many unhappy people.
by Scribe
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advise on Cross-Compiling Windows Part 2
Replies: 16
Views: 2344

Re: Advise on Cross-Compiling Windows Part 2

<t>No you have\'t been, there\'s little reason why we shouldn\'t be consistently at that level of abstraction, we humans slow ourselves down sometimes by being stuck in our ways!<br/> <br/> Perhaps produce a small desktop capture video of what you\'re doing, I\'m sure everything will become apparent...
by Scribe
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advise on Cross-Compiling Windows Part 2
Replies: 16
Views: 2344

Re: Advise on Cross-Compiling Windows Part 2

Regarding boost, I\'ve updated the blog post to better explain how to use those flags, it\'s misleading.

For your CMake issue, try pointing your CMAKE_FIND_ROOT_PATH to the CodeSourcery bin directory.

Pain in the butt eh?

Cheers

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