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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Awesome!
by Morgan on Sun 28th Aug 2011 22:53 UTC
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

I had read about these a little while back (from Hackaday I think) and I was excited then. I'm definitely going to buy a few to tinker with, and I might even come up with a nice barebones case for them once they are in hand.

It's ARM, so no porting of Haiku ;) , but the potential is still wide open for a device this small! ;)

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RE: Awesome!
by biffuz on Mon 29th Aug 2011 09:08 in reply to "Awesome!"
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2006-03-27

It's ARM, so no porting of Haiku ;) , but the potential is still wide open for a device this small! ;)


There was an ARM port being worked on, I don't know its condition now.

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BZZZT! Wrong!
by tidux on Mon 29th Aug 2011 13:54 in reply to "Awesome!"
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2011-08-13

The Haiku guys are focusing on x86 for R1, but several people in IRC have said that ARM is one of their big goals for R2.

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RE: BZZZT! Wrong!
by Morgan on Mon 29th Aug 2011 14:27 in reply to "BZZZT! Wrong!"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

That's awesome! I don't hang out on IRC, haven't since the 90s (I know, what kind of Haiku fan am I???) but this makes me even more excited for the Raspberry Pi! Hopefully it will be a viable target device.

I consider myself extremely fortunate that both my laptop (Dell Latitude D620) and my desktop (HP SFF dc5100) are just about fully supported under Haiku as of the current build. Even wireless works on the Dell, minus WPA security. The laptop I was pretty sure of since the Latitude line has a long history of being supported under BeOS, but the desktop was a gamble.

Well it looks like I will be getting at least one R-Pi to be reserved for Haiku when the port is available, and a couple more to play around with in Arch Linux.

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RE: Awesome!
by henderson101 on Wed 31st Aug 2011 13:02 in reply to "Awesome!"
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2006-05-30

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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