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Forum Menu Problem

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:11 am
by Montala
Hi,

I am not sure whether or not this is the right place to 'report' this, but I am currently experiencing a problem with one particular Forum Menu Section.

If I go to "Operating system distributions" then "Other" and select the top option "Android" I get a very odd looking screen!

All the other ones seem to work fine, so I don't think it is anything to do with my particular system.

Not that it probably makes any difference but I am using a Windows 8.1 powered desktop computer.

Thanks! :)

Re: Forum Menu Problem

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:22 am
by DougieLawson
That section of the forum is dead. It's read only. If you want to read it switch your profile to use the "prosilver" rather than "raspite" theme. http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/ucp.php?i=174

Re: Forum Menu Problem

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:22 am
by DirkS

Re: Forum Menu Problem

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:25 am
by ame
Me too. It probably hasn't been reported because nobody goes there. There is no demand for Android on the Pi, and it doesn't work anyway*.

The page displays properly as plain text, so I am guessing it's an artifact in the CSS for archived, locked, forgotten and disused forums. Of which there seems to be only one.

* Yes, I know. It's "hyperbole".

Re: Forum Menu Problem

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:35 am
by Montala
Sorry, but I don't quite agree with the statement that "there is no demand for Android in the Pi", and a link from The Pi Hut blog only this morning, led me to the following page: http://raspex.exton.se/?p=43

Hopefully this will be of interest to more than a few Raspberry Pi 2 owners! :)

Re: Forum Menu Problem

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:42 am
by gkreidl
Montala wrote:Sorry, but I don't quite agree with the statement that "there is no demand for Android in the Pi", and a link from The Pi Hut blog only this morning, led me to the following page: http://raspex.exton.se/?p=43

Hopefully this will be of interest to more than a few Raspberry Pi 2 owners! :)
9$ for downloading an image that he has taken from another source. And no word about graphics stack / hardware acceleration.

An no, we don't need it. If you want Android, buy an android stick/tablet/phone.

Re: Forum Menu Problem

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:47 am
by Montala
DougieLawson wrote:That section of the forum is dead. It's read only. If you want to read it switch your profile to use the "prosilver" rather than "raspite" theme. http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/ucp.php?i=174
Thanks Dougie,

Having changed the theme in my profile, I am now able to access this section of the Forum, and can indeed see that this particular thread has now indeed been "locked & archived".

I would still be interested in hearing some reactions to the link posted in my previous post however.... besides the one posted above, although I do agree that charging $9 for the download is a bit of a cheek... shame really! :(

Re: Forum Menu Problem

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:54 am
by kusti8
They had the same thing with the old raspberry pi, there was Android which I tried out of curiosity and was really slow because of no hardware acceleration. The same thing is probably with this image, just a little faster but not usable and not within the boundaries of the boundaries goals.

Re: Forum Menu Problem

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:59 am
by ame
Montala wrote:Sorry, but I don't quite agree with the statement that "there is no demand for Android in the Pi", and a link from The Pi Hut blog only this morning, led me to the following page: http://raspex.exton.se/?p=43

Hopefully this will be of interest to more than a few Raspberry Pi 2 owners! :)
Do you know what "hyperbole" means?

Re: Forum Menu Problem

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:11 pm
by fruitoftheloom

Re: Forum Menu Problem

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:21 pm
by Montala
kusti8 wrote:They had the same thing with the old raspberry pi, there was Android which I tried out of curiosity and was really slow because of no hardware acceleration. The same thing is probably with this image, just a little faster but not usable and not within the boundaries of the boundaries goals.
I assume you mean the 'foundations' goals, which as this is an 'official' forum is fair enough, although I am sure that some users will still want to try it!
ame wrote:Do you know what "hyperbole" means?
I am ashamed to say that, no I didn't, until I Googled it!
Thanks for the link! :)