On Tue, 31 Jul 2012 18:06:48 +0100 Andrew Wafaa <awafaa(a)opensuse.org> wrote:
On 31 July 2012 17:23, Gábor Nyers <gnyers(a)suse.com> wrote:
A quick search on the list haven't returned anything recent, so just to
check: does someone has an image for the RaspberryPi laying around,
which I could test on my shiny new board? I'm aware that the project
currently focuses on different platform version, but maybe some people
have been doing some pioneering already :-)
There are some people pioneering away, but nothing yet. Things are
moving ahead slowly but you will either have to be patient or help the
Either way... I don't mind being patient nor helping out within my quite
limited programming/packaging experience. Who are the pioneers and what is
there that is in need of pioneering? :-)
understand that it is important to have focus, but given the huge
interest and growing availability of the RaspberryPi, this little device
has a *lot* of potential. So I'd think that there is/will be demand for
(maybe a stripped down?) openSUSE version for it.
There is indeed lots of interest, but as it uses what is classed as an
old architecture there isn't a huge amount of future in it.
That remains to be seen. Arduino isn't new either, yet I don't think it is
being abandoned. In fact I'd dare to say that the popularity of both is
driven by their low costs, the fact that they are known and have momentum,
rather than their computing power or modernity. As someone who tried the
Arduino I think the RaspberryPi could be easily used instead of it for many
more advanced hobby projects, simply because there is a well-known OS
available for it.
This is not to say it will not happen again, but as
far as focus goes
we are indeed looking forward rather behind.
I agree, however in the case of the RaspberryPi I think it is the exception
that strengthens the rule ;-)
It is unlikely that the Pi will be on the bleeding edge of desktop or
related use-cases. But, there are plenty of other cases (e.g.: multimedia,
robotics, home automation and other embedded stuff) where a specialized
edition of a generic OS could be of big help. Hence there is probably no
need to release a complete openSUSE for the Pi with Gnome/KDE etc.
And besides, it would also be a great popularity booster for openSUSE.
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