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    so... you won't be using your Pyra for emulation now will you?

    ...because even if you own the game turns out its illegal ! https://www.tomshardware.com/news/why-most-roms-are-illegal,37512.html *sigh* IP owners just don't get good will and community, even if roms are "pirated" to the nth degree, release a little retro box that looks like a previous...
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    ...but will it run Linux

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/new-microsoft-surface-andromeda-release,37392.html probably not will it have a removable battery ? doubtful will it cost an eye watering amount ? certainly will it be supported years down the line? probably not....
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    dragon box, dragonbox, phew....

    just for a second I thought they were talking about https://www.dragonbox.de/en/ http://variety.com/2018/digital/news/dragon-box-sued-netflix-amazon-universal-warner-bros-disney-paramount-1202660358/ phew, Pyra still safe ! ;-)
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    Good news from Microsoft !

    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/04/microsoft-formally-bans-emulators-on-xbox-windows-10-download-shops/ so... more people looking for devices they can do emulation on, hopefully some will come this way....
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    SD cards, just way too little capacity...

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/sandisks-1tb-sd-card/ insanity!
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    Oracle to open source Arm jdk 9

    http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/aarch32-port-dev/2016-August/000406.html ...wonder if this includes JavaFX ....
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    gpu comparison

    I found this page again (first spotted it a while ago...) http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/01/19/gpus-comparison-arm-mali-vs-vivante-gcxxx-vs-powervr-sgx-vs-nvidia-geforce-ulp/ I find the gc2000 interesting (its on the MXi6)
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    z80 emulator (with plugins for devices)

    okay so I know this isn't specific to the Pandora/Pyra but I know there are a lot of people interested in emulating different systems.... it should just compile out of the box with the right libraries (basically gtk3!) and it'll be working on the Pyra as soon as I get my hands on one... Its at...
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    SGX544 and glx support

    Looking around on the internet support for the SGX544 especially Xorg looks problematic I've found developing on a system without for example GLX support is a disappointing experience and my main reason for a Pyra would be for "on the go" development, so full Xorg support would be essential...
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    opengl core profile

    I'm assuming that out of the box there will "only" be GLES (3?) I wonder is it possible to emulate OpenGL core profile with this or at least restrict your coding in such a way as the same code would compile as is on a desktop or on the pyra? While GLES2.0 on Linux desktop is very easy (you just...
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    Should a hardware display layer be reserved for the OS?

    As I understand the display hardware there are a small number of independent display layers. The idea I've had is to write a kernel driver for the keyboard that would make use of a dedicated layer, with the ability to consume touch events when needed. This would mean even at the lowest level...
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    Is tech overtaking current Pyra CPU board design?

    https://www.96boards.org/ While its nice to see these open source designs, I wish they'd get on and open the documentation for their GPUs, on my i5 I enjoy open source all the way from bare metal to userland, this means robust *maintainable* opengl drivers but also gles drivers too (handy as...
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    Gentoo based OS image (Pyra) -EOI

    Ever since becoming decidedly underwhelmed with Debian's decreasing reliability and increasingly restrictive packaging choices (the dependency graph can limit your choices) I've become quite the Gentoo fan, with even the wife appreciating the speed compared to her previous Ubuntu setup (another...
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    Here's hoping for 2GB ram not 1GB....

    I was honestly suprised that the new quad core Rpi was only supplied with 1GB, I really can't see that the price difference between a 1GB and 2GB ram chip is really that great? possibly in the budget for a Rpi but hopefully not for the Pyra Even if you aren't a "power user" who's using multiple...
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    New arm cpu

    http://arm.com/products/processors/cortex-a/cortex-a72-processor.php Imagine that on a pyra CPU board.... Ahhh we can only dream....!
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    equivalent to Intel Managment engine in omap5

    While I really apreciate the open source nature of intels new GPU's (basically open source from bare metal to userland) one thing I've long been uneasy about is Intel's Managment engine (or equivilents) With no actual way to shut it off (Its designed primarily for anti theft recovery) it has...
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    Hard act for the pyra to follow??

    http://www.jxd.hk/products.asp?id=639&selectclassid=009006 While this has a great price point, it has some cons While there is no valunerable hinge, on the go development is going to be disadvantaged by more than a separate wireless keyboard... (While android development on android is...
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    Pandora Jgles2 for pandora? ( Lightweight Java wrapper for GLES2.0 )

    I used to own a Pandora (and intend on getting a Pyra!) so I can't do any actual porting myself.... However, with luck I think any "porting" should be very minimal, indeed probably just a minor tweeking of a Makefile (Yeah really tempting fate there) The codebase (with demo) is on...
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    hardware suggestion - charging coil

    One of the things I added to elderly S2 was a wireless recieving coil for charging (its one of the ones with a low profile usb plug) the charging coils are very slim and could easily fit inside the case with little and possibly no redesign! The one major bonus is that there is zero wear and...
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    Hinge electrical connection - an impassioned plea

    Hands up who thinks plastic film connectors are a robust and enduring component....! Every single device I've ever had with these hateful plastic film connectors has failed, they simply are not suitable for a moving connection. in a device without moving parts it is the one critical weak...
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