So, what's the current status of everything?

Mese96

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what game is that?
 

Haraldur

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Ah, good to know. Thank you. So in Faroese too, it would seem. So many languages yet to learn... :)
I neglected to mention that the nominative plural could also be Pyru, but that would only be if it were considered to be a neuter noun, and neuter nouns of this form are rare and most often body parts. Since the Pyra is named after a female mythological figure (Pyrrha) and the word for computer (tölva) is also feminine, and feminine nouns of this form are much more common, it would almost certainly be considered a feminine noun and treated as such.
 

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Other candidates:
Pyrasuses
Pyrates (yarr...)
Pyrus (singular form of Pyra)

More importantly than purals, I think we (the non-dev / non prototype owning plebs) should work on something "productive" , like lore for the Pyra User Manual.
 

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why aren't y'all coding in preparation for the upcoming release of the pyra? we'll need some fun software/games :).
In excitement about the Pyra, and dismay about the cost of dev boards, I did some hunting for similar-ish enough hardware that should be able to run binaries compiled for the Pyra, and perhaps vice versa.
Turns out the early version of the RPI2 is Armv-7A. And later versions are Armv-8a, but if you were careful about compilation flags to make sure you didn't include Armv-8a opcodes, it should be possible to compile biniaries on a Raspberry Pi that at a basic level should run on the Pyra. Especially if you are careful about libc and other library versions and you're running the RPI in aarch32 ARMv-7A compatibility mode.

Yes yes, I know. No RPI has a big little configuration. So it'd be hard to make and test software that tries to take advantage of the m4 cores. And the video core is pretty different.

The BeagleBoard X15 would be even closer, but it also costs over $250, which puts it much closer to the Omap dev board pricing than a Raspberry Pi.

Basically, the idea is that either using existing ports for the rpi as a start, or porting software to the rpi could in theory get one close to something that will work on the Pyra.
In my amateur porting attempts for the Pandora, I have found plenty of projects in c and c++ that don't compile well for an Arm target. And a RPI would in theory let you test basic NEON functionality.

On a different note, years ago I was able to run Raspbian for the RPI 1 in a chroot on a Pandora, which was cool to see. So there's at least a level of compatibility there as well.

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Also forgot to mention that since the Pyra OS is using Debian as a base, that should make a bunch of software and at least some games available right from the start. It might not be optimized for the Pyra, but it'd be a start.
 

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If it is an outdated spelling of the Portuguese word pira (plural ?pyras) it can mean:
  1. pyre (heap on which corpses are burned)
  2. (slang) thingamajig, gizmo, thingy (something whose name is unknown)
  3. (Brazil, slang) a proposition, suggestion or theory considered absurd or rather unlikely
I quite like the idea behind number two, but I don't want it to get the same curse as the Gizmodo :p

Anyway, would that be bad from a marketing standpoint to release a "Pyra" while Australia is burning ?
 

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Ok, so here's the status of everything:

Brexit in one week
Pyra in two months
James Webb Telescope gets launched next year
We'll have fusion power in 30 years
Berlin airport starts operating soon
 

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If we assume that Pyra comes from the Greek mythology Pyrrha which was the daughter of Pandora (she was a redhead by some sources), Πύρρα in Greek that would be Πύρρες in the plural form. Πυρά which means fire has only singular form in Greek and Πύρα which means heat and can be used as excitement. Η πύρα της αγάπης: The excitement of love.
On other news: what is the current status of everything?
 
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