I've noted this before, but the forum has the tendency to act as if everyone coming here is an IT-specialist. I can understand one expects expert devs when one is actually developing stuff for the raspberry and win IoT, but just to *run* it (or something on it), I find that mentality a bit disconcerting. Yes, the raspberry is a niche product meant to tinker with, but that still doesn't mean none of the people buying it can't be 'regular' folks.
I mean, with some of the links above, one get a list of API's that are supported and not supported, but to be frank; does that even say *anything* to a normal user? Even I have no idea what all the API's and dependencies are of all the progs I would like to try out. I find it a bit annoying one seems to expect to be some grand expert the moment one has bought a raspberry Pi. I would claim a regular user wouldn't even know what an API is to begin with. My IT knowledge is above average compared to regular Joe Does in the street, but it's limited nonetheless, and I have no qualms saying that some stuff I read, like for converting the FFU files to IMG files and trying it that way, is already pretty demanding for me to implement, unless I can get a clear tutorial - so I can't imagine how a regular Joe Doe without any IT knowledge must fare, then. I gave my old Pi to my nephew; I imagine, if the boy would come here, he wouldn't get much actual (as in 'de facto') help, even if people pointed him to a truckload of technical papers, helpful as that may have intended to be.
Anyway, wading through pages of IoT stuff and lists of API's don't really tell me all that much, but I take it the answer boils down to: "probably not", if it hasn't been specially built for the Pi. Maybe someone can answer this then: has someone yet developed/made/adapted a webserver (prog) yet, that can run on the raspberry Pi 2 with win10 IoT?
Hmm. The FAQ
7. Find out if the project I am thinking of has already been implemented (or maybe something similar to it anyway)
provides ideas that your nephew (or anyone else) would likely to be very interested in (I would have thought).
All as completely worked out examples to replicate or improve.
I will be sure to point those projects out to him, since most of them seem interesting. Though for the moment he wants to make my old Pi into a pip boy (from Fallout 3). Ah, you know how kids are...
For me, however, it's rather specific and more to do with the software-side of things. My first problem is, that ALL tutorials and explanations I've found so far - and contrary to the seemingly auto-expectancy of some, I've looked (as do others, no doubt) - handle the win IoT on the raspberry Pi 2 through a PC with win10 or win7 already on it. I have neither. That's why I was searching for help if someone knows a way, but let's face it: even if I read every last page on Windows 10 Core IoT FAQ (Unofficial), I wouldn't find it there, right? I've read the most relevant-sounding sections, but nothing new in that specific regard pops up, and I'm not going to wade through pages of irrelevant stuff that has nothing to do with my problem.
And once I get it installed, I would like to try to run some webserver on it. I know it may not be suited for that, and I'm better of with installing linux or raspbian and put a there a webserver prog on, but that's not the point. My personal 'project' IS trying to install a webserver on Pi2 under win10 IoT. But I'm not a hardcore programmer, so unless someone already adapted a prog like that, or there is a way to make it work with a 'regular' webserver - if win10 IoT gets compatible enough, for instance, I would have to abandon, suspend, or proceed with these plans.
Neither of which is a problem, but I lack enough info as of yet to be sure either way.
The most intriguing I've encountered, is someone claiming the fact of converting FFU files to IMG files may allow things to work, since it's Microsoft’s FFU image files that require specific Windows file handling software. But is it a solution for my problem? Has anyone tried this before?
Any opinions on it?
edit: Wait... those are all projects that use win10 IoT? But he's got my OLD Pi, not the Pi2. So that won't work. But thnks anyway.