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Title: The ARM-ies are coming!
Post by: david-thing on August 04, 2012, 01:40:59 PM
Nice to see DSL is back. As just about the only complete suite in its size range, this has to be a perfect choice to run on one of the new miniscule, low power ARM boards of which RPi has received most publicity. Even better, if there is still a coder out there with assembler skills, a re-write for ARM would slay the field (and probably the coder, too!). At present, only Kolibri offers that ultimate option. Where did all those wannabe assembler geeks go from the 80's?!


Title: Re: The ARM-ies are coming!
Post by: John on August 04, 2012, 11:51:16 PM
I have no plans to do anything ARM at this time.  I do believe TinyCore is tinkering with ARM right now.


Title: Re: The ARM-ies are coming!
Post by: Whovian on August 10, 2012, 03:48:15 AM
I still think tinycore is debating on porting a version to the ARM chip series. Is there a point in time you might consider ARM development or even have community help with it?(Just wondering also love DSL so far.)


Title: Re: The ARM-ies are coming!
Post by: John on August 10, 2012, 04:46:07 AM
Its possible, right now I'm mapping out the plan for the larger/more modern hardware compatible DSL.  I see this taking up a lot of my time in the near future.


Title: Re: The ARM-ies are coming!
Post by: fos on August 10, 2012, 06:13:54 AM
I got my hands on an R Pi here in Germany. It is a neat gadget. There is a lot of activity with the R Pi. Raspian is a port of Debian that is very functional.

Coding in assembler for the Arm processor is not trivial. The available open source tools are not as mature or as available as they are for the x86. From what I understand, the Raspian developers have over $3000 invested in equipment needed to for Raspian's development.

Jeff


Title: Re: The ARM-ies are coming!
Post by: Whovian on August 13, 2012, 09:03:41 PM
I understand :).

@Jeff: what are you running on your ras-pi now? Just curious.


Title: Re: The ARM-ies are coming!
Post by: kobzar on August 27, 2012, 11:44:45 AM
So, arey you maked DSL for ARM or no?


Title: Re: The ARM-ies are coming!
Post by: John on August 29, 2012, 05:32:08 AM
Hi kobzar, sorry for the ambiguity.  I'm just one guy working on DSL part time, so its hard to make any commitments.


Title: Re: The ARM-ies are coming!
Post by: ms_tux on January 02, 2014, 05:27:49 AM
 :-*
Haven't got my hands on a Raspberry Pi  yet.
It all sounds very exciting!
 :D


Title: The ARM ies are coming
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