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?
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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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