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by Michael
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: It seems it's impossible to buy one in Portugal
Replies: 9
Views: 2713

Re: It seems it's impossible to buy one in Portugal

<t>Thanks for the report xernobyl.  There are a few minor glitches like this in some of the territories.  The Foundation is working very closely with the distributors to try and identify and resolve the glitches.  Things are getting better but unfortunately each one does take some time to resolve.  ...
by Michael
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ordering Links
Replies: 1
Views: 5007

Re: Ordering Links

<r>Work in progress:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://elinux.org/RPi_Buying_Guide">http://elinux.org/RPi_Buying_Guide</URL><br/> <br/> Everyone, if your country is not listed and you know the links to the two distributor order pages in your country, please update the linked wiki page.  There are quite a ...
by Michael
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fedora image?
Replies: 2
Views: 846

Re: Fedora image?

Nope, should be in the next week or so.
by Michael
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Liz - I assume the 'limit' has now been requested to be removed?
Replies: 14
Views: 3070

Re: Liz - I assume the 'limit' has now been requested to be removed?

<r>Personal view: I would expect the restrictions to be in place for another month or so.  Note that you can indicate to Element 14 (Farnell/Newark) the quantity you want as their FAQ explains:<br/> <br/> Q. How many can each customer buy?<br/> <br/> Currently the limit is 1 each. We are trying to a...
by Michael
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 230536

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<t>So many articles and blog posts since 28th, its hard to know where to start.  I'm going to ignore the obvious candidates and go for this one:<br/> <br/> Why the Next Steve Jobs Needs a Raspberry Pi, Not Patents<br/> <br/> Linux Foundation Executive Director shares why he's excited about the Raspb...
by Michael
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How many Rpi's on order?
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: How many Rpi's on order?

<r>Newark US reported that they had over 12k orders on backlog before the end of the first day.  Liz has stated that on Wednesday the two distributors placed initial orders totalling around 100k.  She has also stated that the total backlog between the two distributors is now considerably more than 1...
by Michael
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 230536

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

I *think* this is the first story covering the Wednesday announcement:

http://www.cabume.co.uk/the-cl.....aunch.html
by Michael
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Gentoo
Topic: Gentoo Arm on Rasbpberry Pi (hard float)
Replies: 29
Views: 17011

Re: Gentoo Arm on Rasbpberry Pi (hard float)

<t>pepedog said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Why didn't I start this topic in distributions? Can a moderator move it?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> As per the policy, the distributions forum is for announcements of available distributions, not for project proposals and general discussions about distributions, the pr...
by Michael
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARM Repositories
Replies: 10
Views: 6051

Re: ARM Repositories

<r>There is now a section on the Raspberry Pi website for downloading distributions and images, and the first image (the Debian Squeeze reference image) is the first to feature on that page.<br/> <br/> Further distributions will be added to that page in the coming days and weeks.<br/> <br/> <URL url...
by Michael
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Debian
Topic: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 135
Views: 79702

Re: Debian ARM on Raspberry Pi

<r>A Debian Squeeze reference root filesystem is now available on the downloads page. This image has been put together by Gray and Dom and contains LXDE, Midori, development tools and example source code for multimedia functions.<br/> <br/> This disc image is not the one we expect people to be using...
by Michael
Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Tax on Manufacturing
Replies: 11
Views: 2714

Re: Tax on Manufacturing

<t>Graith said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I wrote to my MP regarding the sad state of the tax laws forcing Raspi to mfg abroad.<br/> <br/> John Pugh MP replied:<br/> <br/> Dear Brian,<br/> <br/> …I will write to Vince Cable asking for his views on the matter and whether the UK government intends to do anyth...
by Michael
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Copyright and licenses
Replies: 38
Views: 6512

Re: Copyright and licenses

<r>Steady_Bear said: <br/> <br/> <br/> A "coder" employed by a company is contractually obliged to write software for the company; ergo the ownership of work is automatically, and rightly, transfered to the company under that contract.<br/> <br/> <br/> This is an important point, as in the UK and Am...
by Michael
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 107906

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>iamchrismoran said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Right, it seems that any audio codecs that aren't s/w licensed would be output at a basic stereo output, but the digital stream itself would stay intact to be decoded by an external device (audio receiver for example). That's my basic understanding.<br/> <br/...
by Michael
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Copyright and licenses
Replies: 38
Views: 6512

Re: Copyright and licenses

<t>mole125 said: <br/> <br/> <br/> +1 for MIT/BSD<br/> <br/> -1 for GPL<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I'll second that and add in Apache 2.0.  According to Google, Apache-licensed projects accounted for over 25% of the total hosted in Google Code (more than MIT and BSD combined) in 2008.<br/> <br/> The lic...
by Michael
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"
Replies: 79
Views: 17658

Re: Petition the government to "Change import duty rules to encourage British manufacturing"

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by Michael
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: why not use the wiki?
Replies: 49
Views: 10095

Re: why not use the wiki?

<t>alpaca said: <br/> <br/> And we should agree on a page naming convention. Because our predecessors used "RaspberryPiBoardSubject", I use "Rpi Subject", and you apparently use "R-Pi Subject" (like "R-Pi Visitor Book"). I suggest keeping mine (as it is the shortest and most beautiful and makes me a...
by Michael
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: why not use the wiki?
Replies: 49
Views: 10095

Re: why not use the wiki?

<t>The edits to the wiki really are fantastic.  I'm going to pick up on a couple of very minor points over the next couple of posts.<br/> <br/> Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> A quick peruse. looks great.<br/> <br/> A couple of points.<br/> <br/> <br/> The forum FAQ (whatever that is) link does...
by Michael
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: why not use the wiki?
Replies: 49
Views: 10095

Re: why not use the wiki?

<t>Thanks so much for all the contributions to the wiki - it is much better and easier to use now its been split up into separate pages.  Nice to see the beginners pages starting to take shape, too.<br/> <br/> For all those that have posted suggestions or corrections to this thread - be bold, just d...
by Michael
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 230536

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

<r>meltwater said: <br/> <br/> <br/> The e-petition is here already, thanks to Lynbarn:<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/27158"><LINK_TEXT text="https://submissions.epetitions.direct.g ... ions/27158">https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/2...
by Michael
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: gstreamer 1080p deconding and big stock availability
Replies: 24
Views: 5623

Re: gstreamer 1080p deconding and big stock availability

<t>As both your questions have been answered, I shall lock this thread as further discussion is seems likely to spiral downwards.<br/> <br/> James said:<br/> <br/> There [hasn't] been time to sort out a gstreamer interface to the encoder.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> This is unlikely to change before init...
by Michael
Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: gstreamer 1080p deconding and big stock availability
Replies: 24
Views: 5623

Re: gstreamer 1080p deconding and big stock availability

<t>Hi riccardocagnasso, welcome to the Raspberry Pi forum!<br/> <br/> So there are basically three time periods when it comes to placing orders.<br/> <br/> <br/> The first batch (10 000) will be limited to one per person.  This is expected to be end of January.<br/> The second batch (currently expec...
by Michael
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: 2012: Year of the coder
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: 2012: Year of the coder

Codecademy, ycombinator, techstars, hackNY and girl-develop-it have teamed up to make 2012 the year of the coder.

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by Michael
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 74914

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t>Perhaps one key point to consider is that right now there are a fair number of homes in first world countries that don't have any display devices equiped with either DVI or HDMI and such devices are fairly rare in the developing world and on the scrap/recycle market.  But this article notes that ...
by Michael
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 74914

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t>I think it is interesting to think in a different direction – the same direction that the Trustees have been thinking while working on how to turn their dreams into reality over the last six years.<br/> <br/> Moore"s Law describes how the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on ...
by Michael
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARM Emulator
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Re: ARM Emulator

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