RasPi coming soon

I received the paperwork from Element14, dated 29 May, which probably means that my Raspberry Pi was posted also. Tomorrow (Monday) is a public holiday here, so I am expecting the parcel to arrive on Tuesday.

When it does arrive, I will most likely switch over to working intensely on porting Puppy to it.

Which means that the x86 Precise Puppy will languish. I uploaded beta1 early this morning, and already have fixed many things. I will continue that until Tuesday morning I think, then upload beta2.

After that, Precise Puppy development will slow down for awhile.

Posted on 5 Jun 2012, 23:17


Posted on 3 Jun 2012, 18:15 by lobster
Great News
We have a plan, a name, logo, wiki page, blog etc
I will be changing/updating the wiki as Puppi evolves . . .

The interest and need for Puppy on Rpi is enormous.
The ARM chip was made for Puppy. So cool.

Posted on 3 Jun 2012, 23:03 by ttuuxxx
RasPi coming soon
hmmm I was debating on buying one, I just don't like that there is no vga output. I guess It could be connected to a tv but I think its a bit silly to forget the most used monitor output.

Posted on 4 Jun 2012, 3:10 by darkcity
no vga ; -(
I too debated getting one, but I'm super skint at mo - so it would be luxury. no vga could be a problem too.

Don't know if you're been following the raspi forum - but because the device is based on a mobile-phone chip adding vga support was neither trivial nor cheap.

I'm hoping the community to work miracles and create a work around for vga ; -)

Posted on 4 Jun 2012, 8:21 by Raffy
Mele has VGA
The Mele has VGA port, and it uses ARMv7. For starters, Barry has built "Lui" for it, and Ted Dog is discussing it in the forum. (Just search for "Mele" to follow Barry's blogs on it.)

There are many mentions of compatibility between ARMv7 and ARMv6 (for the RasPi), and I guess that once this relation has been operationalized for the RasPi and Mele, devs can easily port code from one to the other.

Posted on 4 Jun 2012, 8:40 by Raffy
or single compilation (?)
Or, probably, do a single compile for most binaries...

Posted on 4 Jun 2012, 8:57 by Raffy
Compiling for ARMv6/ARMv7
See progress in compiling ARMv6 "PupPi" code here.

(Sorry for the uninformative post above, Barry, feel free to delete it.)

Posted on 4 Jun 2012, 10:10 by Fred
Raspberry PI Emulation
For those Puppyites not receiving a RasPi board on Tuesday here's an alternative we can play with. Read the article at linux-news,org http://linux-news.org/index.php/2012/06/02/raspberry-pi-emulation/ Someone smarter than I could post a Raspberry Pi Puppy image in the forums to use instead of the Raspberry Pi Ubuntu listed in the linux-news article.

The Mele A2000 specs lists both VGA and composite outputs. Has anyone purchased an A2000 board?

What other ARM boards have people looked into? Hereís a forum post about CuBox:
Via Android PC will be out July 2012 http://liliputing.com/2012/05/via-apc-a-49-android-computer-with-an-arm11-cpu.html Looks like an interesting one to port Puppy Linux to after RasPi port is operational.


Posted on 4 Jun 2012, 14:14 by Raffy
Other ARM Boards
Fred, Barry, Ted and I (among others) have Mele A1000 (its chips are identical to A2000 = Allwinner A10 SoC). Ted has posted bin files for getting VGA output (the default is for HDMI output).

The VIA Android PC has the same processor as the RasPi, but its other chips should be different.

If you want to buy the Mele, get it from Linux hacker Tom here.