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Linux/ARM

Post by FourthWorld » Thu May 02, 2013 11:16 pm

What's the current status of the Linux/ARM build for Raspberry Pi?
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Re: Linux/ARM

Post by LCMark » Tue May 07, 2013 11:22 am

Hi Richard,

Am I allowed to say 'pending' for the moment?

The 64-bit changes that @ricochet1k and @mwieder have been working on will help some way to integrating the work I did a while ago on a rough Raspberry Pi build. It might still be a while before I can push those into the main branch, but they are on my list to do in due course.

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Re: Linux/ARM

Post by FourthWorld » Tue May 07, 2013 2:35 pm

Thanks for the update, Mark.

Would it be realistic to expect a test build in August? I have something in the works for September which could really use the Linux/ARM engine.

If it's too early to say, that's fine too. As you know, it's always better to have a vague estimate that's realistic than a precise one that isn't. :)
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Re: Linux/ARM

Post by mwieder » Tue May 07, 2013 5:47 pm

I have something in the works for September
That's an intriguing teaser... :)

I had a look at what it would take to do proper ARM builds and decided i had other things to deal with.

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Re: Linux/ARM

Post by LCMark » Thu May 09, 2013 10:32 am

I'm hoping to have some time after the conference to merge the Raspberry Pi changes into 'develop' which is at least the first step... Actually *building* the engine for that platform is a little more tricky as it involves cross-compiling against the a raspbian SD-card image. I'm hoping it will be easy enough to derive a pre-canned collection of headers and libs from such a thing though so that the hoops anyone needs to jump through to build for that platform is minimal.

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Re: Linux/ARM

Post by mwieder » Thu May 09, 2013 6:11 pm

Ack! I forgot about the SD-card thing.
And 64-bit ARM processors are just around the corner.

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