fjr wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:20 am
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbe ... le-now-35/
Here it says 9 million rp 3.
How accurate a number are you looking for?
How many millions?
Why do you need the datum?
I want to write Upton
an open letter and in the letter mention the raspberry pi 3.
We generally don't release detailed sales information - just approximate overall numbers.
As for writing a letter to Mr Eben Upton, he already knows the numbers, so not sure why you would need to tell him!
EDIT; a quick look through your previous posts makes me think your letter will simply be a complaint about the fact the Pi is not completely open source. So let me try and save you the effort of writing it. The OSS situation isn't going to change in the near to mediium term at least, no matter how much you write. Over time we are able to make more and more open source (Eric's MESA driver eg), but the firmware running on the GPU has to remain closed. We cannot change to a completely new chip line due to the necessity of backwards compatibility, and our experience as a company is all on the current range. It's the pragmatic choice.
On question. What has the closed source blob running on the videocore stopped you from doing? And I mean an actual use case, not some ephemeral desire simply to examine the source code
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