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by bnolsen
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Graphics programming
Topic: What's a good GUI framwork for Linux and Window?
Replies: 12
Views: 5633

Re: What's a good GUI framwork for Linux and Window?

When it comes to speed and size fltk is hard to beat. However its not very well maintained and has a bit of a learning curve over some of the other toolkits. On a reasonable x86 box the whole fltk source tree takes 10's of seconds to build compared to qt's 10's of minutes. Of course it doesn't have ...
by bnolsen
Tue May 29, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Pi's Chinese rival has arrived
Replies: 78
Views: 20421

Re: The Pi's Chinese rival has arrived

People need to remember that these "competitors" are really just computing devices, not suitable for machine control. Just a quick update on the mele a[12]000 and allwinner a10 (and a13) devices. The mele a1000/2000 are identical except for the case. Onboard wireless is 'n' capable. Antenna is just ...
by bnolsen
Mon May 14, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI ARM Clone
Replies: 66
Views: 17459

Re: Raspberry PI ARM Clone

frankly there's probably no more room in the market for rpi competitors. I shrieked with laughter at this line! :lol: . I don't see how my statement about the rpi looking to be dominant in its strong area being incorrect. The rpi is primarily positioned as an embedded controller able to run a full ...
by bnolsen
Sat May 12, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI ARM Clone
Replies: 66
Views: 17459

Re: Raspberry PI ARM Clone

<t>50USD, allwinner a10 based with wireless:<br/> <br/> http://detail.china.alibaba.co.....91800.html<br/> <br/> frankly there's probably no more room in the market for rpi competitors.  The rpi holds its own in its niche, for just over 50USD you have full packaged fully capable FULLY GPL COMPLIANT ...
by bnolsen
Thu May 10, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi
Replies: 43
Views: 29564

Re: List of open source games that can be ported to the R-Pi

Thanks for doing the legwork for the source code links!
by bnolsen
Thu May 10, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry PI ARM Clone
Replies: 66
Views: 17459

Re: Raspberry PI ARM Clone

<t>Mele a1000/a2000 allwinner a10 (cortex a8), 512MB, 4G storage, true sata, wireless, vga, hdmi, ether, 3xusb.  boots from sd-card, totally unbrickable with case and power.  ~80usd with shipping.  These are available today but have to be shipped from china.<br/> <br/> Work on the open source gpu dr...
by bnolsen
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: When viruses attack!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

Re: When viruses attack!!!

The worst (and probably only damaging) virus you could get on the 'pi would be one that blows the overvolting fuse.
by bnolsen
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: For your enjoyment
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Re: For your enjoyment

by bnolsen
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: For those looking for a mediaplayer only
Replies: 80
Views: 20253

Re: For those looking for a mediaplayer only

you all have pretty much been trolled.   I suggest locking this thread.

Without serious specs posted on the originally mentioned hardware I find it rather uninteresting.

cheers
by bnolsen
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $4.99 A8 chip from Allwinner
Replies: 28
Views: 9625

Re: $4.99 A8 chip from Allwinner

<t>This is based on their current A10, it doesn't necessarily mean it has all those extra features.  However if it does AND it has the quad mali 400 on it with soon to be release full open source stack AND sata…watch out rpi folks (maybe its the rpi2.0 chip??).<br/> <br/> Of course cortex a8 not eve...
by bnolsen
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Counter Strike 1.6 ?n B model
Replies: 20
Views: 28658

Re: Counter Strike 1.6 ?n B model

The game you'll have to settle for will be urban terror.  Hopefully its not too cpu heavy.  Being based off ioquake3 means there's hope it will actually run.12
by bnolsen
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Websites tellng that Raspis have been sold in advanced
Replies: 15
Views: 3189

Re: Websites tellng that Raspis have been sold in advanced

<t>albertfrutos said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Thanks for your answer! When I read the article I said: WTF?<br/> <br/> Thanks for your attention! Hope it has plenty of succes and waiting to buy one (or two) of them!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Technically didn't nokia also "preorder" a few hundred for Qt develo...
by bnolsen
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: OS Design and Implementation
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: OS Design and Implementation

<t>Quote from Bakul Shah on December 20, 2011, 22:53<br/> You can also use qemu emulating some real arch. [The other case was a custom network processor].!<br/> <br/> This probably makes the most sense.<br/> <br/> An extra bonus is that you *should* be able to pick an architecture that's currently n...
by bnolsen
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?
Replies: 82
Views: 24684

Re: $35 RasPi vs $50 tablet ?

<r>[quote]<B><s>[b]</s>Quote from willrandship on December 19, 2011, 03:01<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> The Pi will not be as outdated as the GP2x was (in its prime time) for a few years, and I strongly believe that it will acquire a similar following. Wait a minute, it already has. <E>:P</E>[/quote]<br/> <b...
by bnolsen
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Rant: Netbooks were better three years ago
Replies: 32
Views: 8407

Re: Rant: Netbooks were better three years ago

<t>I've got a couple of the original acer aspire ones. One with a crappy SSD and the other with a hard drive. Both have 3 cell batteries (yuk).<br/> <br/> I do find the 10" 1024x600 limiting and more importantly I really would think HDMI is necessary to make a netbook really meet my needs for portab...
by bnolsen
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DOOM3 source code released
Replies: 28
Views: 7129

Re: DOOM3 source code released

Texture packs are fun, very fun. I suspect we won't ever see doom running at 1080p.
by bnolsen
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping
Replies: 16
Views: 2982

Re: Eben Speaks of the Future This Foundation is Shaping

<t>A minimal reasonable desktop system would need to include:<br/> <br/> We have this today:<br/> - armv7 minimum with 512/1024MB<br/> <br/> We don\'t have this today:<br/> - non server SOC with single port SATA controller (extend with SATA port multiplier)<br/> <br/> Solve the SATA controller witho...
by bnolsen
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: powered hub microcenter
Replies: 1
Views: 1045

Re: powered hub microcenter

<r>Just FYI for those of you with a local microcenter...<br/> <br/> I found a bin of 7 port powered usb charger hubs with a switch for 12.99USD.<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.microcenter.com/sin.....id=0345302">http://www.microcenter.com/sin.....id=0345302</URL><br/> <br/> The hub PS is rated at 2...
by bnolsen
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Compatible hardware
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: Compatible hardware

<r>For wireless I think this one was used for testing (please correct me if I\'m wrong here):<br/> <URL url="http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0316240"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.microcenter.com/single_produ ... id=0316240">http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_...
by bnolsen
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any plans to support WindowsCE?
Replies: 32
Views: 5491

Re: Any plans to support WindowsCE?

<t>Quote from jamesh on November 21, 2011, 20:00<br/> Quote from bnolsen on November 21, 2011, 19:16<br/> <br/> I wonder, did Microsoft request any of the alpha boards?<br/> <br/> Not that I am aware of. <br/> <br/> Sounds like an action item for someone who cares. Please report any updates if any h...
by bnolsen
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Any plans to support WindowsCE?
Replies: 32
Views: 5491

Re: Any plans to support WindowsCE?

<t>Quote from ga5p0d3 on November 21, 2011, 17:48<br/> I'd just like to chip in with some comments on the apparent sense of disgust at the thought of using Windows Embedded on the RPi.<br/> ...<br/> To summarise; Just because you don't like something doesn't mean everyone else shouldn't.<br/> <br/> ...
by bnolsen
Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Devices that you will be purchasing for use with you Rpi
Replies: 33
Views: 7243

Re: Devices that you will be purchasing for use with you Rpi

That lan port doesn\'t help with the IO bottlenecks. You get 1 usb port worth of throughput regardless.
by bnolsen
Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Max resolution?
Replies: 19
Views: 53384

Re: Max resolution?

technically I have 3 1920x1200 monitors. 2 have hdmi ports and one (older one) has dvi. they all display at native rez.
I plan on driving one of these monitors with the rpi for testing, although i also have several 1680x1050 monitors as well.
by bnolsen
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi
Replies: 272
Views: 64559

Re: Wishes for 2nd gen Raspberry Pi

<t>Quote from Espion on November 4, 2011, 19:33<br/> I think there ought to be multiple models of R-Pi in a price range between lowest price possible to about 50 USD$...<br/> Edit: at least a single core of 1Ghz and slightly more ram (at least 512mb) would be great<br/> <br/> beaglebone *or* wait fo...
by bnolsen
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4 USB, no ethernet future version of Rasperry PI
Replies: 28
Views: 4968

Re: 4 USB, no ethernet future version of Rasperry PI

discussed before, it would require a new pcb design to handle the extra traces. Won't happen for quite a few batches if it even would happen.

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