[squeak-dev] Raspberry Pi (was: Squeak Community Hangout - some notes)

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Nov 7 17:14:26 UTC 2012

On 2012-11-06, at 19:02, Chris Cunnington <smalltalktelevision at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2012-11-06 12:42 PM, tim Rowledge wrote:
>> Hi folks;
>> On 02-11-2012, at 4:09 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:
>>>> Tim talked about how he's networked his house: his lights have switches
>>>> similar (if not actually from) Insteon.
>> Actual Insteon. See www.insteon.net & www.smarthome.com Cool new product - a network enabled LED lightbulb. Details on the house at www.rowledge.org/tim
>>>> Discussion of the Raspberry Pi computer and its low price point
>>>> reemerged. Tim pointed out that the RiscOS now runs on the R. Pi computer.
>>> RiscOS on the Raspberry Pi?!? Woohoo! Clearly this calls for an update to
>>> the RiscOS VM on squeakvm.org, otherwise people will not be able to have
>>> proper block closure support on their Pi. Tim, I'll promise to buy you a
>>> brand new Raspberry Pi if you compile a fresh RiscOS VM for it ;)
>> I might be able to do something to resurrect RISC OS Squeak. It's interesting to see how people are trying it on RPi and liking the responsiveness over linux etc. Of course, it's still not a 'proper modern OS' since it lack memory protection and pre-emptive process scheduling, but in practice it works really quite well. Some of the other ARM boards currently available are even faster.
>> I'd need a pi, the RISC OS SD card, the NutPi package for the relevant dev tools and some idea of a display to use with it. I'll investigate. Who knows….
>> tim
>> --
>> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
>> Liability: a valuable political skill
> I'm interested in this too. I also would be willing to provide you (like David) a RPi or related tool if you needed it. I think this would be a fun way to poke around how the vm works.
> Chris

I got a Raspberry Pi sent to Tim.

He still needs an SD card with RISC OS, the Nut Pi tools card, and a paying job.

Nut Pi tools (£35 plus P&P):

RISC OS (free, just need an SD card):

- Bert -

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