Vanfanel wrote:It's the official "console" project by the LibRetro/RetroArch people, so it gets updated more often and all code comes directly from them.
It's also lighter and by using Lakka and promoting it you are supporting the people that does the coding work behind almost every emulator and game running well on the Raspberry Pi computers, those using the libretro library and the RetroArch frontend that gives the games access to low-level APIs.
Sorry to sound like I'm being difficult, but that doesn't really answer my question.
Lower system requirements I can understand, but RetroPie already works perfectly well on even the oldest Raspberry Pi hardware so what practical advantage do I gain?
I can also understand wanting to support the original authors of the code, but the nature of Open Source code is that once it's out there you're giving everyone permission to do whatever they want with it (within the terms of any applicable license, of course). Code gets forked, updated, patched, redistributed, recompiled, rehosted, etc. Aren't we supporting the work of the original authors by using their code?
Lakka being favoured by the libretro/retroarch authors doesn't make for a convincing case.
Vanfanel wrote:supporting the people that does the coding work behind almost every emulator and game running well on the Raspberry Pi computers
The "and game" part of that statement is questionable. Not every game on the Pi uses libretro/retroarch.