[Sugar-devel] Raspberry Pi and Sugar

Thomas Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Sun Mar 17 13:34:01 EDT 2013

Sugar works well on the RPi.[1]
  Here are some tests with different software sets done a while ago:

Tom Gilliard
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On 03/17/2013 09:22 AM, Tony Anderson wrote:
> At ScaleX11, George Hunt demonstrated XSCE running on a Raspberry Pi 
> (with connected 2.5in external drive).
> Also at ScaleX11, Caryl Bigenho demonstrated Sugar running on a 
> Raspberry Pi (with composite video to TV, usb keyboard and mouse).
> Both of these are Fedora based.
> Debian is the chosen vehicle by the Raspberry Foundation:
> http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/tag/raspbian
> Tony
> On 03/17/2013 12:00 PM, sugar-devel-request at lists.sugarlabs.org wrote:
>> Message: 4 Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:18:15 +0000 From: Ian MacArthur
>> <ian.macarthur123 at btinternet.com> To: Sugar Devel
>> <sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org> Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] Raspberry
>> Pi and Sugar Message-ID:
>> <3A71E52A-D657-4171-93DE-BBF2E0B578D7 at btinternet.com> Content-Type:
>> text/plain; charset=us-ascii On 17 Mar 2013, at 10:05, Aleksey Lim 
>> wrote:
>>> >I've CCed sugar-devel@ because I'm not well informed about current ARM
>>> >related efforts. Since XO-1.75 is ARM based, all needed patches should
>>> >be already landed to upstream sugar (maybe not in 0.94 wich is the 
>>> last
>>> >release in Sweets). So, recent sugars should work in Debian on ARM 
>>> from
>>> >official packages.
>> Word of caution here though: I'm a Big Fan of the R-Pi, it's a nice 
>> bit of kit, but we need to be aware that it is ARMv6 based, and that 
>> the Raspbian images are compiled for armhf rather than for armel.
>> The major distros (including Debian and Ubuntu) tend to be focussing 
>> their Arm porting efforts on ARMv7 and later, and for "older" Arm 
>> variants they tend to ship the slower (but more widely supported) 
>> armel target option...
>> So, in summary, porting work to get code running on Arm in Debian 
>> does not always ensure that it will work on the R-Pi without further 
>> "tweaks". Usually. But not Always...
>> Mike.T and Plugwash (who built Raspbian) did a mountain of work 
>> porting Debian's ARMv7 codebase to ARMv6, we should not underestimate 
>> the effort they made, and need to be at least aware that any 
>> code*might*  next extra "attention" for ARMv6 with armhf targets.
>> That said, Python code ought to Just Work of course!
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