Rasp-too?


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by zomzilla » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:35 pm
Well; Rasbian is doing a good job of making a port of Debian to RPi; anyone up for making a fully optimized distro based on gentoo?

It's not hard to chroot into a folder, edit make.conf and compile for the right architecture, but the hard work would be making a repo and build system for gentoo binaries optimized for the Pi's
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by Joe Schmoe » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:49 pm
Could you give some idea of why this should be done? What advantages would accrue from having a Gentoo-like distro on the Pi?
Epiphany (aka web) is OK and fast, but full of bugs.
Iceweasel is so slow it's borderline unusable
Chrome is also slow.
Midori is awful and slow.
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by zomzilla » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:05 pm
Well; binaries optimized for the Raspberry Pi = useful performance gain
Not compiled ON Raspberry pi = faster install
No need to set up complex distanc = easier

And over other distro's, Gentoo's minimal nature should give some better performance/latency on the raspi
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