Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Aug 2011 21:19 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We all know platforms like the Beagleboard, which are cheap hardware platforms which can be used in all sorts of projects. A new entry into this market is Raspberry Pi, a British ARM board which is slated to be released in the fourth quarter of this year. For a mere $25, you'll have a fully-configured ARM-based 1080p-capable mini-motherboard. The device is still in development, and only a few days ago, the alpha version of the board was demonstrated running Quake III.
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RE: Awesome!
by henderson101 on Wed 31st Aug 2011 13:02 UTC in reply to "Awesome!"
henderson101
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It's ARM, so no porting of Haiku ;)


Why? Most of the source for Haiku is in C or C++, C and C++ compilers exist for ARM, so it's really just a case of someone doing the hard graft to bootstrap to OS core.

I mean, they were planning a PowerPC port until Apple bailed on the PowerPC and left the PowerPC without a real desktop home. ARM is the obvious successor to that wish for multi target. I'd be sad if Haiku only ever ran on IA-32 or x86-64 as it started out on PowerPC and Intel was much later, after most of the cool stuff was already in place.

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