It also creates more of a two tier model lineup:RaTTuS wrote:after they had got model a's out...
however the model a's having 256MB still makes then a good choice ..... for some things
Graphics drivers ? If you mean GPU accelerated X window, then there's work in progress on thatCloudcentric wrote:Yes 512MB is very good news, but still feel that without Graphics Drivers, it will always have some limitations as a Desktop GUI PC..
For me this is more exciting that the 256->512Mb news. I have an application which uses lots of animated windows, and I'm hitting update rate limits due to slow widget drawing speeds.liz wrote:Accelerated X will be a solved problem soon; we've put engineering resource on it, and it's actively being worked on.
You can try out early accelerated X experiments here:PeterO wrote:For me this is more exciting that the 256->512Mb news. I have an application which uses lots of animated windows, and I'm hitting update rate limits due to slow widget drawing speeds.liz wrote:Accelerated X will be a solved problem soon; we've put engineering resource on it, and it's actively being worked on.
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I'm not familiar with the libraries you are using, but Python would be pretty slow at that sort of thing. Really need C code for any decent speed if you are working at the pixel level.KenT wrote:Peter
What are you using to draw the widgets. I have just been attempting full screen image fades and moves with Python, Tkinter and PIL. It needs a second for each step of the fade
Will an accelerated X speed this up significantly or do I need to start learning OpenVG.
Both Farnell and RS have exhausted their stocks of 256 boards. Any other retailers probably won't have that much stock anyway.psutton wrote:Isn't there a danger that the stocks of 256 mb models won't sell due to the new 512 upgraded version, this could annoy end retailers who have bought stocks of the 256 model.
for simple programming 256 should be more than enough,
Fortunately, there shouldn't be any confusion as you cannot purchase any of the older revisions. There are still one two options the Model B and the up and coming model A.JoeDaStudd wrote:Its all good, however it does start add more confusion.
We currently have three different versions/revisions without including the Model B 512mb version or Model A.
snuggles0010 wrote:Would that mean Ubuntu?
1 yes they are getting slammed with orders I guessJoe Schmoe wrote:1) Newark has them (512M Model B - I assume this means rev 2 as well) available right now for immediate shipment. I just ordered one - their site is very slow right now and the process has not yet completed - is stuck on the checkout screen. Looking forward tor receiving it.
2) (Out of curiosity) Has anyone actually run it yet? Are we still waiting for the updated firmware to take advantage of the extra RAM? Maybe the first person able to do so should post the output of "cat /proc/meminfo"...
Ubuntu is still a no go. The issue there is not a matter of memory, but a lack of support for the ARM version the R-pi employees. So unless Ubuntu or some very dedicated fans want to put in a ton of work to port it over to the Pi, it's just not feasiblesnuggles0010 wrote:Would that mean Ubuntu?