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The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:52 am

Check out the new home for the porting of the chromium OS to single board computers. we're expanding from the raspberry pi 2, to beginning work on many other SBC's including the Pi Zero, C.H.I.P and the Pine64 in the coming months.

http://www.chromiumosforsbc.org/

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Re: The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:21 am

That's excellent. Impressive job you are doing there.

And now you have the Pi 3 to build for.

I presume Chromium OS can be built for 64 bit machines.

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Re: The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:32 am

I just bought us 2 raspberry pi's 3 like 15 minutes ago, super excited, but to answer your question yes it can be built for 64bit, problem I can think of is that the 1gb of ram might sufficient since the 64bit binaries take up more memory. But I couldn't be happier with the support we've received, and the donations have allowed us to expand our list of devices, SBC's are cheap but when your buying two of each of them, for every board we want to build for, it starts to add up. But we've been lucky we have had very generous donations

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Re: The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:48 am

I'll be getting a brace of Pi 3 as well. Almost certainly one of them will be dedicated to trying to break Chromium OS :)

Yes, 1GB RAM starts to look a bit tight. Not complaining though, I'm more than happy with the way the Pi has progressed. Every impressive.

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Re: The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:49 pm

I have some Pi3's on the way too... ordered them as soon as I woke up, rubbed my eyes, and saw they were available :)

What I am curious about is if it will be fast enough to be a generic desktop / browsing computer, including HTML5 and pepperflash video. RPi2 is not quite there for my usage, but I am hoping RPi3 will be!
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Re: The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:58 pm

mikronauts,

You prompted me to wonder....

If I understand correctly Chromium OS can run Chrome browser extensions...

Somewhere I have the beginnings of a simple Spin IDE as a Chrome browser extension. Using the Open Source Spin compiler transpiled to JS using Emscripten.

So...Can we access the serial ports from Chromium OS ?

If so we can get this Spin IDE working.

On another tack, is webgl working in Chromium OS on the Pi ?

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Re: The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:04 pm

Heater,

You have me drooling at the possibility of a Spi IDE running under Chromium / Chrome OS ...

I have not tried ChromoOS yet, but it is on my "TODO" list!

Edit: Serial should be possible, see

https://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/ho ... ging-howto
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Re: The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:36 pm

mikronauts
You have me drooling at the possibility of a Spi IDE running under Chromium / Chrome OS ...
I don't know if you followed the forums.parallax.com thread at the time but after I got the Spin compiler working in the browser msrobots wrapped it up into a working IDE complete with syntax highlighting editor like the Prop Tool.

It was ugly, hope he does not mind me saying so, and the code was a mess (for good reason as it happened) but it worked.

Meanwhile my far simpler IDE was working as a Chrome extension.

I did manage to get access to the serial ports. But never did finish the required Prop loader.

I seem to recall that someone else did make a JS Prop loader that worked as a Chrome extension.

Sorry, I have no links to demos at this moment.

Oh, wait a minute:

My simple browser base Spin IDE is on line here: http://87.100.174.67/lab/spine.html
If you click the buttons under the edit panel in the right order it will compile the Spin code and show the binary result.

msrobots version is here: http://87.100.174.67/lab/editor17/editor17.html
But my setup for that is totally broken.

Whilst we are at it, my other weird web experiments are here: http://87.100.174.67/lab/

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Re: The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:57 pm

Thanks heater, I'll check it all out.

I still come by the Parallax forums about once a week, I just don't post much.

I mainly look at the Prop 2 and robotics discussions these days.
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Re: The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:55 pm

Hey guys, I need a bit of help.

So, I've installed Chromium OS into my RPi3, and I installed the version for the 2GB Memory Card. The problem is that I want to download ARC WELDER (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... ngdoccbadn)
so I can run Instagram there, but it is heavy, it needs to download the Android Runtime for Chrome and when downloading it stops because "Your device doesn't has enough space...". My memory card is of 8GB so it should be able of downloading ARC. Is there any type of resizing tool like in raspbian there is a "

Code: Select all

sudo raspi-config
-> Free Space".

Thank you.

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Re: The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:10 am

Dertax999 wrote:Hey guys, I need a bit of help.

So, I've installed Chromium OS into my RPi3, and I installed the version for the 2GB Memory Card. The problem is that I want to download ARC WELDER (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... ngdoccbadn)
so I can run Instagram there, but it is heavy, it needs to download the Android Runtime for Chrome and when downloading it stops because "Your device doesn't has enough space...". My memory card is of 8GB so it should be able of downloading ARC. Is there any type of resizing tool like in raspbian there is a "

Code: Select all

sudo raspi-config
-> Free Space".

Thank you.
According to a post on Reddit, the ChromiumRPI Project is dead.
https://www.reddit.com/r/ChromiumRPI/co ... _thoughts/

I doubt there was a resize command you can run inside the OS itself since the project was far from being finished. But if you boot up your Pi with Raspbian on separate SD card, you should be able to resize partitions on your ChromiumRPI card using a usb SD card reader and gparted as it can handle most file systems.

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Re: The ChromiumRPI Project Gets A Official Website

Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:48 pm

Thanks, i'll try it. :D

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