Eben said in an interview that an app store might come to the Raspberry Pi?
What do you think, It is probably some way off, but It could be an interesting idea, I guess it just depends what you mean by "app store".
I would imagine its for an easy way for kids to grab approved programmes which will defiantly work on the pi. Also adds a place for developers to drop their shit for easy community access. Would be very surprised if many, if any, will cost money.
Just read on the main Raspberry Pi website someone is optimising android 4.0 for the Pi. Not really sure if I should be excited as XBMC pretty much does the media thing perfectly. Unless of course someone releases a battery pack and touch screen to turn it into some sort of cheap tablet computer which has the bonus of GPIO ports.
2) wheezy is outdated and the new proper district is Raspbian, which is not only 5x faster but it uses the pis floating point capabilities (which no other district does yet), hence its massive speed increase.
3) RISC OS working on the pi? An awesome thought rite?
.....here you go.
There's a few graphical glitches as its still an alpha (obviously), but it's about the same speed as Raspbian, is easily useable and has a quicker boot.
EDIT: posted originally via tapatalk so editing with PC too provide all relevant links...
RISC OS download = http://www.svrsig.org/RISCOS_Distro.zip
this is an .img file. if you have had a pi longer than 20 minutes, you should know what to do with these by now.
PiLearn - the website i got all this shit from = http://www.pilearn.com/index.html . if you DONT know what to do with the .img file, this will tell you are to do it on a Mac
Last edited by FooB; August 2 2012 at 09:32:35 AM.
Additionally, the "Wi-Fi Chest" has now arrived, and is successfully tested and working.
The wi-fi cheat is basically a Vonets Wi-Fi Bridge, which is essentially a little device that you configure with your windows PC first (windows pc only afaik, no config tools for mac/nix) and essentially is a driverless wifi dongle that routes its traffic through the ethernet port instead. I had no idea these existed until recently and essentially they will turn ay ethernet-only device into a wi-fi compatible one. I'm going to be buying myself a fucking lot of these things in the future (most likely another for my second pi, and then a few for some legacy laptops/desktops that are ethernet only, and possibly ones for some bluray players that are ehternet only).
Not only does it work, it works exceptionally well. infact far exceeding what i was expecting for the relativley low price point. I expected some dodgy chinese shitty wifi dongle that dropped a shitload of packets and only ran on 11b or some shit, essentialy barely scraping by for basic internet browsing and ssh, but i tested it out with raspbmc and the twitchtv plugin and it handles 720p streams perfectly fine, without a single buffer period. Works fine with modern security standards (WPA2-PSK and AES/TKIP is the best it goes) and my mega-cheap TP Link £20 g router has no issues with it whatsoever.
It should be noted though, that while the pi does seem to power this thing fine (its USB power but has a socket for your own adapter if you have one that works), its possibly teetering on the edge. It works OK with my USB keyboard with trackpad in the other USB, but only with my microUSB phone charger. it did NOT work with a micro usb cable plugged into a USB wall socket adapter, which the pi usually runs from.
As you an see by the pic below its slightly chunky, but basically is about the same size as my modmypi case, which its basically going to get velcro'd to. although the top is rounded, the bottom is flast so it should be too hard to attach to stuff if you're making a portable pi rig. The underside does get hot though (as you would probably expect from a wifi dongle) so there might be a slight issue there with attaching it to a case unless youve got a heatsink on your chip.
Ordered July 27th, arrived August 6th, \o/
Still waiting on the case before I unwrap it and start playing around, though.
out classed so fast, are they planning on making a faster one?
However, while The A10s are half the size they have way less connections than the PI and twice the price.
Quad core was 3x the price but much faster, although i doubt comparable to 3x PIs running parrallel.
Last edited by Cerbus; August 7 2012 at 09:23:22 AM.