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by stuporhero
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wikipedia
Replies: 11
Views: 2154

Re: Wikipedia

Processor challenge accepted and completed.
by stuporhero
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Want to learn Python?
Replies: 16
Views: 7438

Re: Want to learn Python?

What happened to PyQt?
by stuporhero
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 204490

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Nastygrams? All MCSE's are they? </troll> :p
by stuporhero
Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 167
Views: 32647

Re: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?

That's awesome, thank you! :D
by stuporhero
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 167
Views: 32647

Re: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?

Indeed - keep coming up against an old project for eclipse that was last updated a few years back :(
by stuporhero
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Get my OS work around, Puppy, and Usefull Arm info
Replies: 15
Views: 4031

Re: Get my OS work around, Puppy, and Usefull Arm info

I thought the assembler was only really used for the C library and the bootloader...?
by stuporhero
Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?
Replies: 167
Views: 32647

Re: Simulator/Emulator for Raspberry Pi?

Found an emulator for Windows, strangely installing qemu in Ubuntu didn't give me an ARM option :(

Just need to find a (free) IDE now :D
by stuporhero
Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FAT32 for SDCard and Patent Threat
Replies: 18
Views: 5649

Re: FAT32 for SDCard and Patent Threat

<r>Apparently the GPU firmware is stored on FAT32, see here (I realise this is a wiki, so if it is wrong this whole thread is useless!) <URL url="http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiB.....rd#BootRom">http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiB.....rd#BootRom</URL><br/> <br/> Also, although the Linux Kernel Patch works ...
by stuporhero
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FAT32 for SDCard and Patent Threat
Replies: 18
Views: 5649

Re: FAT32 for SDCard and Patent Threat

<r>Is there any way to avoid having a fat32 fs on the SD Card for the GPU firmware? Running Linux is a sure fire way to have Microsoft breathing down your neck with patents <E>:(</E><br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.groklaw.net/pdf2/MS.....answer.pdf">http://www.groklaw.net/pdf2/MS.....answer.pdf</UR...
by stuporhero
Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Want to learn Python?
Replies: 16
Views: 7438

Re: Want to learn Python?

PyGame is great! It should be noted it's not just for games...
by stuporhero
Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 206959

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<t>Heh, it'd be wildly different and need a USB interface to removable media (usb-cdrom?)... Graphics, Audio... and wouldn't be an exact match (even though no-one knows who AmigaOS belongs to!) but would be very cool.<br/> <br/> It'd be a big project. And the main programming language on it would be...
by stuporhero
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programmers Manual?
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

Re: Programmers Manual?

<t>Sorry I should have made myself clearer with my previous post - I never meant the language to be the point of discussion. There were valuable pieces of information throughout the book like "16384, 6912" (start location in memory of the screen area, and size) and sections on machine language (with...
by stuporhero
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programmers Manual?
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

Re: Programmers Manual?

<r>The Raspberry-Pi does have one thing in common with the Spectrums and the BBCs of old... Fixed hardware! You've got one graphics card/driver, one dsp/audio out, one architecture. What's written and run on one Raspberry-Pi will run on all RasPi without drivers/modification. (What's the plural for ...
by stuporhero
Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will documentation be available?
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Re: Will documentation be available?

+1 for this!
by stuporhero
Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 65488

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<r>Quote from abishur on August 26, 2011, 15:42<br/> As long as we're talking about wishes, I could go for a Kindle. <E>;)</E><br/> <br/> We're not trying to pick on you lingon, these very points have been brought up several times over in the "what have we missed" thread. We all would love to have t...
by stuporhero
Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Programmers Manual?
Replies: 4
Views: 1806

Re: Programmers Manual?

<r>When I got my Spectrum +2A for Xmas in 1987, this come along with it: <URL url="ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/.....Manual.pdf">ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/.....Manual.pdf</URL><br/> <br/> Now it'd be unfair to say something along these lines should be included, but could we have something like ...
by stuporhero
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Thinking of rolling a distro - 8 bit style!
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Re: Thinking of rolling a distro - 8 bit style!

<t>It's more of a compatibility layer. Think Wine in Linux with a whole lot less complexity!<br/> The top level menu will call Linux binaries so I could potentially install any half decent Spectrum emulator and just call it as a new process in Python. (At least to get it working!)<br/> <br/> Once I'...
by stuporhero
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Solgans
Replies: 39
Views: 6927

Re: Solgans

Maybe you could get Weebl involved? Hmmmm.... Pi!

Sweet as pi for dollar-25!

Full of fruity goodness
Full of raspberry goodness
Easy as Pi
Piece of Pi
by stuporhero
Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 206959

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

Mine will become an old-school home computer! I will be learning ARM assembly and attempting a translation of the Amiga 1.2 ROM!
by stuporhero
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Howtos?
Replies: 13
Views: 2440

Re: Howtos?

I really like this idea - I'd love to be able to develop an Amiga style OS once I've finished building a Linux-based, Spectrum-style, Python-Powered front end!
by stuporhero
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 500 Members!
Replies: 69
Views: 8293

Re: 500 Members!

Awesome!
by stuporhero
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Software environment for robustness
Replies: 14
Views: 3212

Re: Software environment for robustness

You could write protect the SD card? At the very least Micro-SD > SD converters have such a switch. When you're done with that drop some storage onto one of the USB ports and you're away!
by stuporhero
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Thinking of rolling a distro - 8 bit style!
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Re: Thinking of rolling a distro - 8 bit style!

<t>Spectrum basic could be a possibility: I've taken a look at the ROM disassembly and could try porting it to Python (the whole system will be Python based) add a lookup table and screen emulation and I don't see why not?<br/> <br/> It wouldn't handle machine code though... I'd probably ask the aut...
by stuporhero
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3562
Views: 126181

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hi, I'm Stuporhero, aka Tom<br/> <br/> I've been programming since I was 7, starting on my beloved Spectrum +2 and being able to write games in BASIC without thinking about it. After getting bored of that, I started on Z80 machine code when I was about 13. Eventually my Spectrum gave up and I got...
by stuporhero
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Thinking of rolling a distro - 8 bit style!
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Re: Thinking of rolling a distro - 8 bit style!

<r>Hi all,<br/> <br/> I've been thinking about building a distro based specifically for the raspberry-pi, with an interface based around the spectrum +2 interface. It will be a very basic interface comprising of a menu that allows you to pick a program to run, start a python interpreter or start a w...

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