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by stuporhero
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ARM 11
Replies: 14
Views: 2071

Re: ARM 11

Heh - as someone trying to peddle with OS development I'm glad there's just the one core... for now B-)
by stuporhero
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: gpu propietary
Replies: 30
Views: 5482

Re: gpu propietary

The only downside of the GPU would be that if there is a bug for the driver, we would have to wait for Broadcom to release a fix. However I believe that's potentially negated by the RasPi teams good links with Broadcom.
by stuporhero
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the R-Pi be sold at cost, or at a profit?
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Will the R-Pi be sold at cost, or at a profit?

I'd like to think that with some of the schemes on the wiki (buy one give one, pi + optional donation) most of us will take up on one or the other... :D
by stuporhero
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MIPS version?
Replies: 29
Views: 5722

Re: MIPS version?

When "Hello World" in C compiled to ARM assembly takes up 7k you know you're not using the most out of the processor (or you haven't set your compiler flags up right!)
by stuporhero
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: gpu propietary
Replies: 30
Views: 5482

Re: gpu propietary

(shift) +1 for the clarification - haven't seen it put better than that anywhere else. (I always think nVidia on Linux, and even they eventually made their own firmware!)

NB: eventually = years of effort. I don't see the same happening for the RasPi!
by stuporhero
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Logo Competition
Replies: 289
Views: 38853

Re: Logo Competition

That mint tin would make a perfect case...!
by stuporhero
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How to build an OS
Replies: 12
Views: 4669

Re: How to build an OS

Thanks for the link :D
by stuporhero
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Physical design
Replies: 120
Views: 15554

Re: Physical design

Quote from liz on September 15, 2011, 14:50
I think that the "I will not buy it unless it has wheels and comes attached to a Large Hadron Collider" folk will always be with us. At least it drives discussion.

This has set my imagination off. I'd love a RasPi connected to a LHC!
by stuporhero
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UK Government: Children to be taught programming
Replies: 93
Views: 13355

Re: UK Government: Children to be taught programming

That's what I like to see! Awesome news!
by stuporhero
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How to build an OS
Replies: 12
Views: 4669

Re: How to build an OS

<r>Hi Nimby, I've taken a read through the osdev stuff and it's great - Pulling off an OS is going to depend on studying the source of the working Linux for RaspberryPi and studying the code that handle the important parts as listed on the OSDev wiki. I only got as far as understanding the architect...
by stuporhero
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 8 to support ARM!
Replies: 101
Views: 15516

Re: Windows 8 to support ARM!

<t>Just to add to ShiftPlusOne's comment above, I'll personally be attempting to build a few small operating systems on my RasPi (with memory checks so it works on A and B), building a few light interfaces in Python/PyGame and moving over to C/SDL when I'm happy with it. This geek will be making the...
by stuporhero
Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Composite output: resolution and overscan
Replies: 11
Views: 2849

Re: Composite output: resolution and overscan

<r>In days of old (think Amiga, etc) most outputs were 640x480/512 (NTSC,PAL) via composite. Whether this was a monitor limitation or hardware is beyond me I'm afraid. Beware interlace!<br/> <br/> Also, I read a blog post... somewhere... the other day with someone with the same trouble, who figured ...
by stuporhero
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Windows 8 to support ARM!
Replies: 101
Views: 15516

Re: Windows 8 to support ARM!

I'm sure Microsoft will see the potential to the RasPi and try to force a Windows 8 Starter Edition on the community at some point if (as we hope) it makes a large impact. Look at what happened with Netbooks and the OLPC project!
by stuporhero
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How to build an OS
Replies: 12
Views: 4669

Re: How to build an OS

Indeed, that and game engines I believe...?
by stuporhero
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you could order now..
Replies: 151
Views: 25575

Re: If you could order now..

1 of each at first, with a donation if possible.
by stuporhero
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Virtualbox VM for the RaspberryPi
Replies: 58
Views: 16958

Re: Virtualbox VM for the RaspberryPi

I used ukscones' tutorial on his website FTW but my netbook is far too slow for this sort of thing :(
by stuporhero
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some very good audio news
Replies: 32
Views: 6208

Re: Some very good audio news

There is a USB HID (Human Input Device) Standard for Audio (ie USB Headsets, some pro-audio cards have a switch for HID mode) - If someone covered that it would cover the majority of USB audio devices, probably all cheaper ones!
by stuporhero
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: How to build an OS
Replies: 12
Views: 4669

Re: How to build an OS

<r>First thing I'll be doing with the RaspberryPi is attempting this tutorial <URL url="http://www.jamesmolloy.co.uk/t.....index.html">http://www.jamesmolloy.co.uk/t.....index.html</URL>, porting to accommodate the ARM chip as I go along...<br/> <br/> I thought I'd leave this here for anyone interes...
by stuporhero
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Security Camera for my disabled child
Replies: 3
Views: 2637

Re: Security Camera for my disabled child

Hmmm... That GPU - does it do video compression?? :D
by stuporhero
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Thinking of rolling a distro - 8 bit style!
Replies: 15
Views: 3902

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

<r>I see where you're going, which is why I thought of using Python and PyGame. With a few RaspberryPi libraries (i.e. one to figure out which screen size you're using and scale interfaces proportionally, etc.) you could craft any interface you want. I have a demo Spectrum menu system written in Pyt...
by stuporhero
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 201795

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

Anything we can do to help Liz? Must be some feedback form somewhere on the website at least...
by stuporhero
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Thinking of rolling a distro - 8 bit style!
Replies: 15
Views: 3902

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

Yeah I agree on the KISS principle here. If we're concerned about people hacking system files in Python we could always chroot jail it...
by stuporhero
Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A call for restraint?
Replies: 8
Views: 2272

Re: A call for restraint?

From what I gather, these guys have it together. I don't think they'll be changing the specs anytime soon, especially when there receiving alpha boards! I've also seen the possibility of a model-C in the future (can't remember where on here)

PS +1 for the hooked thing
by stuporhero
Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 205149

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<r>Quote from jzu on August 27, 2011, 19:48<br/> You would need to emulate the custom chipset as well (raster graphics with genlock, audio). Not for the faint of heart...<br/> <br/> It would be look-and-feel only. This is a new platform for new miracles, new "shadow of the beast"s to be produced. Fo...
by stuporhero
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Embedding R-pi in a product
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Re: Embedding R-pi in a product

I've got to say it's so tempting to stick one of these inside a "shell" with built in keyboard ala Spectrum/Amiga...

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