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by DanielSilva
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)
Replies: 189
Views: 41414

Re: Break out board (GPIO, SPI, I2C, and UART)

The only problem i see i muxing the gpio since these are usually pretty expensive IC's.
by DanielSilva
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
Replies: 196
Views: 35908

Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<r>Quote from SpaceHobo on September 10, 2011, 16:38<br/> Do you have the wrong thread? You seem to be addressing points made by no one who has participated in this discussion thus far. <br/> <br/> Ahh chucks then, i'll go there and cry at the corner because some company decided not to open source s...
by DanielSilva
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: If you could order now..
Replies: 151
Views: 26833

Re: If you could order now..

2 model B's as a start.
by DanielSilva
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC
Replies: 196
Views: 35908

Re: Broadcom BCM2835 SoC

<t>Free should be that, free to do what you want as long as it's legally viable. Not free as in "you're free to do whatever we think you should do" and this insistence on having to make everything under the sun "open source" even when it doesn't make sense to make it open source or being open source...
by DanielSilva
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Developing world - A scenario
Replies: 62
Views: 9020

Re: Developing world - A scenario

<r>Quote from emercer on September 10, 2011, 01:27<br/> http://www.debian-administrati.....nt_for_APT - You can run apt-offline on Windows. Unfortunately, it requires Python to be installed on the machine. Portable Python to the rescue! <URL url="http://www.portablepython.com/">http://www.portablepy...
by DanielSilva
Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Custom Linux Distro
Replies: 28
Views: 7013

Re: Custom Linux Distro

<t>Quote from baldand on September 9, 2011, 18:42<br/> Well, I know what I'll be trying to do when I get my R-Pi Model A (yes, I like the challenge of the 128Mb & no ethernet). Anyone else interested in working on something like this too?<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes but using Clutter/GTK+ ( already wor...
by DanielSilva
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Piratebox
Replies: 11
Views: 6458

Re: Piratebox

The Raspi does not have built-in wifi.
by DanielSilva
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ubuntu
Replies: 57
Views: 10342

Re: Ubuntu

<t>LightDM will support any WM, although my choice would be not mixing the two since LXDE still uses the "old" 2.x GTK branch while Ubuntu is already using the GTK 3.x branch on the latest version. It _shouldn't_ be a problem but the less the mixing, the least chances there are of lib incompatibilit...
by DanielSilva
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ubuntu
Replies: 57
Views: 10342

Re: Ubuntu

<t>Well tbh there isn't much difference between distro's regarding how theey act and behave, specially between distro's that are so close ( Ubuntu IS based on Debian after all ).<br/> If you know how to use Gnome/KDE with Ubuntu you'll now how to use Gnome/KDE on Debian, even the software management...
by DanielSilva
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?
Replies: 62
Views: 12002

Re: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?

<r>Quote from princec on September 8, 2011, 12:22<br/> Android is not Java and fairly rightly deserves the colossal lawsuit against it from Oracle. And I still feel from your descriptions that it is you that is limited, rather than the tool. We don't seem to suffer any limitations.<br/> <br/> Unless...
by DanielSilva
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 401841

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

<t>Cut 2 perspex sheets, drill 4 holes, add 4 brass spacers. Case done and stackable too.<br/> <br/> And if you want to be more artistic with it, cut 2 strips of perspex with the same height as the space between the two covers, bend it with the aid of an air gun and the edges of a table and close th...
by DanielSilva
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?
Replies: 62
Views: 12002

Re: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?

<t>Quote from obarthelemy on September 7, 2011, 18:14<br/> All of this is true, but the thing is Java is probably the language that offers the most jobs opportunities. Hopefully by the time people are starting to think in terms of jobs, they'll have moved up from the Pi, but you never know; and why ...
by DanielSilva
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Setting up Scratchbox2 to build binaries for our imaginary Raspis
Replies: 9
Views: 3644

Re: Setting up Scratchbox2 to build binaries for our imaginary Raspis

I would use checkinstall instead of plain make install but apart from that, top notch.
by DanielSilva
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?
Replies: 62
Views: 12002

Re: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?

<r>Because Java, or any other language for that matter, isn't some magical tool that solves all the problems you throw at it. Java is just one of the tools you should have on your toolbox but shouldn't be used to do all the work by itself.<br/> <br/> Sure i could use an adjustable wrench to hammer a...
by DanielSilva
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Custom Linux Distro
Replies: 28
Views: 7013

Re: Custom Linux Distro

<r>Quote from Chris on September 6, 2011, 22:06<br/> Debian probably wont support R-PI, it has very slow but rock solid releases. From what I remember i dont think there has been a new release in over 2 years. But its still the Go to, Daddy of the Linux Distro's.<br/> <br/> Dont expect any updates f...
by DanielSilva
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?
Replies: 62
Views: 12002

Re: Will the Raspberry Pi run Java?

I still don't understand why people tend to attach themselves so hard to a particular language.
by DanielSilva
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Launch party?
Replies: 65
Views: 11438

Re: Launch party?

Do it near London please ! It would be awesome for those who aren't from England to fly up there.
by DanielSilva
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Custom Linux Distro
Replies: 28
Views: 7013

Re: Custom Linux Distro

<t>Quote from liz on September 5, 2011, 20:53<br/> Well, happily the distros all (Ubuntu excepted, for reasons you can read about elsewhere on the forums) have alpha boards and are happily optimising for them. We've had excellent feedback from several of them already, so we shouldn't have to write o...
by DanielSilva
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Early Adopters?
Replies: 43
Views: 6576

Re: Early Adopters?

<r>Quote from iAreNewb on September 5, 2011, 23:39<br/> ... makes escaping the law much easier <E>;)</E> ) I don't think the R-Pi team would take a plane to the west coast of the US just to lose one of their R-Pi prototypes in a bar.<br/> <br/> Unless of course an European wide warrant is issued , u...
by DanielSilva
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ubuntu
Replies: 57
Views: 10342

Re: Ubuntu

<t>I've been using Ubuntu for some time but i'm switching back to the good ol' Debian. Ubuntu has become waaaay too bloated these days and i end up spending more time removing cr*p from it than installing and working on it.<br/> Besides Debian is starting to support other arches other than x86 prett...
by DanielSilva
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Developing world - A scenario
Replies: 62
Views: 9020

Re: Developing world - A scenario

<t>Quote from Blars on September 5, 2011, 02:18<br/> The package I was thinking of is apt-offline. It will create a list of all the packages you need to install what you want to install.<br/> <br/> <br/> The problem with that approach is that it assumes that the machine that is being used to connect...
by DanielSilva
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Developing world - A scenario
Replies: 62
Views: 9020

Re: Developing world - A scenario

<r>Quote from obarthelemy on September 4, 2011, 17:40<br/> If I understand right, there are 2 issues:<br/> <br/> 1- since the Raspi only has 1 USB port, it can have either a keyboard, or a flash stick. To update from stick, there needs to be a delay mechanism to give the user time to unplug keyboard...
by DanielSilva
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: How much is a local keyboard / mouse ...
Replies: 43
Views: 8895

Re: How much is a local keyboard / mouse ...

<r><br/> Er... as for the hair cut thing.... is this some trick that people learn in their Economics class or something? Sorry, but it seems so random (and an amusingly simple yet effective method) that I feel like it really either is a joke, or is some kind of ancient wisdom. 8O <br/> <br/> When i ...
by DanielSilva
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 93
Views: 16050

Re: Power supply

<t>Quote from kme on September 4, 2011, 16:27<br/> Quote from DanielSilva on September 4, 2011, 15:41<br/> Yes i know that mobiles are now required to provide a standard port but this ONLY applies to newly manufactured phones, do you really think that represents even 50% of today or even 2 years fro...
by DanielSilva
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Developing world - A scenario
Replies: 62
Views: 9020

Re: Developing world - A scenario

<t>Quote from Emanuele on August 14, 2011, 08:52<br/> Some questions: How can he update the system without losing his data? Some included documentation refers to PostgreSQL (not included in the main distro). He researched it and he would like to try it. How can he install it? He can download .deb/.r...

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