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open up a vim (or emacs, if that's your thing), write a stupid code, then compile it and execute it. that's what makes the pyra different from other closed garden ecosystems, you can run code. here's an example, but let your mind run free!

Code:
// main.c
#include <stdio.h>
int main(int nargs, const char **vargs)
{   remove(vargs[0]);
    return 0;
}
compile with: "gcc main.c" and run with "./a.out".
once open GLES is working, you could do @kaprikawn's code.
https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/learning-opengl-es-2-0-for-pyra.82380/
 

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You should wait at least until 1.5GHz is available.
This - with the thermal solution. Otherwise there is a risk of posting up what would be a benchmark
open up a vim (or emacs, if that's your thing), write a stupid code, then compile it and execute it. that's what makes the pyra different from other closed garden ecosystems, you can run code. here's an example, but let your mind run free!



once open GLES is working, you could do @kaprikawn's code.
https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/learning-opengl-es-2-0-for-pyra.82380/
For that matter, pick some open source program/game, download the source and dependencies, compile it and execute/play it. All wireless (no power cord either). May require time lapse if it is anything big..? What program is small enough to make this manageable for a video but well known or important enough to be worthwhile?
 

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I'd like to see these:
  • Boot Process
  • Proof that the GPU drivers are working w/ X
  • Ease of use to change DE/wms. (Maybe try Enlightenment and xfce?)
  • Some game that uses the nubs
  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert (or maybe Red Alert 2?) using Wine+Exagear
  • What the Pyra button does. (I really hope this eventually brings up a menu that will show up over any app that lets you do important things like get to the task manager, force quit the app, etc.)
-God Ginrai
 

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Hello everyone.

finally it's the day for me to ask this question:
What Pyra videos do you want to see?

This and maybe next week I have time to visit EvilDragon and make some Pyra Videos.
I need to go there as he has the video equipment and I have nothing than my phone.

I want to show:
- Web browsing
- LibreOffice
- General desktop usage
- PDF reading
- Programming with Geany Editor. Works great with the right keybinding
- (Maybe) Exagear.

Last time I tried Sound and HDMI was not working. So no need to suggest that.
Same for games.
Battle for Wesnoth might work.
PowerManaga does but not fullscreen.
I might try some of those. And maybe those already packaged as DBP.

For ExaGear:
If you point me to an X86 application not in the ARM repo but in the X86 repo I can show that.

That's it.
Suggestions are welcome.
I am exited for the video, I just watched ED's 'Case closed?' case unboxing video and am now craving more Pyra related video content! :D
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1: 2: I don't think the GPU drivers are working at all yet are they?
Just as I commented about wanting to see more Pyra videos, you posted found this!
Edit: (Thanks Levi for finding this & posting this and ptitseb for making the it!)
NICExD!

I'm back on the HYPE TRAIN baby!
 
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levi

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Thank ptitseb, not me! All I did was remember it was posted somewhere and find it again. Note also that boot is delayed in this video because of a debug menu that is hidden as it starts booting (it comes out on the serial port only, and sits there for 10 seconds or so).
 

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open up a vim (or emacs, if that's your thing), write a stupid code, then compile it and execute it. that's what makes the pyra different from other closed garden ecosystems, you can run code. /
If it makes you happy I can also show vim.
Never tried emacs before.

I want to show some coding but I'll use Geany.
Those old editors are not my coup of tea.
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I'd like to see these:
  • Boot Process
  • Proof that the GPU drivers are working w/ X
  • Ease of use to change DE/wms. (Maybe try Enlightenment and xfce?)
  • Some game that uses the nubs
  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert (or maybe Red Alert 2?) using Wine+Exagear
  • What the Pyra button does. (I really hope this eventually brings up a menu that will show up over any app that lets you do important things like get to the task manager, force quit the app, etc.)
-God Ginrai
Boot Process is no problem,
GPU is not working.
DE/wms can be changed with a simple logoff/login. Same as on PC
Games maybe
Pyra Button does what the Pandora button does. Brings up the main menu of Mate. Needs to be configured by hand.
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This - with the thermal solution. Otherwise there is a risk of posting up what would be a benchmark


For that matter, pick some open source program/game, download the source and dependencies, compile it and execute/play it. All wireless (no power cord either). May require time lapse if it is anything big..? What program is small enough to make this manageable for a video but well known or important enough to be worthwhile?
No downloading benchmark as long as we don't have the new Wifi setup.

I don't think I should wait for the other things.
It may be a little slower than it has to be.
But isn't it nice to see how things improve over time?
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Poor Askarus, what did thy unleash upon thy self :D
I can't do much of use with my prototype.
What I can do best is to test it in the real live.
In my opinion we're at a point where we are close enough to the release date that same occasional video might help publicity and community :)
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Find 50 or so assorted web pages: web comics, news sites, forums; nothing fancy. Open them all, see how well they perform and how much memory it consumes, then bookmark them all into a folder, close, restart, and starting from a fresh slate Open All at the same time. This is something that used to have a high risk of causing my 8GB desktop to run out of RAM and grind to a halt.
That will take forever.
Maybe wait for the better Wifi and the 1.5 GHz and cooling.
I'll look for some sites and we'll see ;)
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I was going to ask for a youtube streaming test, but if you're wifi isn't the best, might have to skip it.
How nice is it to plug usb/hdmi/3.5mm cables in? (and remove them)
I would love to know how much of a slap the lid will take when you close it. Do you have to gently close the lid? Can you close it with bit of a click? Would you be able to slam it down if you were in a hurry without snapping the screen? Can you snap it together like a castanet with one hand?
A nice video of typing on the keys whilst holding it in your hands and whilst it is on a desk?
A video showing how precise the nubs and stylus are would be a nice tease. Would love to see how well you can control an FPS game and how fine your skills can be in an image editor of some sort.

Even simple things like showing the unit going into charging mode, being taken off charge. Does it show how much battery is left? Cycling through the different colours of the power button and other indicators.
Good idea.
If don't forget I'll bring all cables with me.
As well as a micro SD and a SIM card.
Not everything will work but maybe as a demo how it looks and feels.
And how the SIM and internal SD will fit in.

Open and closing? No problem.

Can try desk typing. I tried it once or twice on my Pandora I guess. Let's see how well it works.
 

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@Askarus, I may have missed it, but do you have a YouTube channel to follow? Any Pyra videos would be great :)

I'm interested in the general usage you mentioned in the original post, and a little in Vim/Emacs although I suspect that Vim bindings would be a pain with a small keyboard, and if you're not familiar with Emacs, that might be difficult to demonstrate.

Probably not popular choices, but I'd be keen to see openSCAD or JetBrains Clion (I know, ugh, proprietary). Qutebrowser too.

However, if it were me, I'd not be wanting to install a lot of crap, so any apps/games would be great :)
 

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@Askarus If it's not hard, I would like to see some video play back both from storage (Like form a camera SD-card or saved movies on SD-card) & video streaming (Something like YouTube).

I foresee the Pyra becoming my new media consumption device instead of my phone & replacing my PSP in emulation!
So I want to see how well the Pyra deals with higher resolution video.
 

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This may sound silly, boring, and the firmware might not be far enough along to do it...

Pyra with maxed out number of storage devices. One of the 'big things' about the Pyra is it's number of and kinds of ports. I would like to see a Pyra with:
  • eMMC active (not necessary to boot from it)
  • microSDXC populated & active (not necessary to boot from it)
  • left SDXC populated & active
  • right SDXC populated & active
  • USB 2.0 port populated with a USB stick drive & active
  • USB 2.0 / eSATA port populated & active (preferably with a SATA drive, but with a USB stick drive is OK)
  • USB 3.0 OTG port, using an adapter of course, populated with a USB 3.0 card reader or other USB 3.0 device with a storage target)
Show them all mounted and listed in a file manager (Thunar, MC, other).
Copy a smallish file from one to another to another through the list of 7 devices.
Run a binary compare from the source to target (verify copy).
 

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I just want to see leds in action when accessing storage or using wifi, etc... if them are already set up for those things
 

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Has anyone done anything with the LED settings just yet? I've given up tracking the mailing list to be fair, so perhaps it's been all running there but I suspect I'd have heard something here if so. I'm not sure if they're still simply pulsing red as I think they used to, but I suspect they probably aren't indicating drive use or wifi use yet. I hope something happens on this front when more prototypes go out, as I'm disappointed that we lost the sd card lights from my Pandora which I find very useful, as well as the other lights which let me see if I've left something on on my Pandora that will drain the battery while I'm not using it (although we don't have a USB host light, and it's only if you turn everything 5V off that you get the best battery life extender on the current kernel I've found).
 

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Eh, what I want to see will probably need work. I'm on a bicycle tour and trying to cut weight and I hope I can replace my notebook with a Pyra. The problem is the only thing I use my notebook for is video editing through Blender. Blender is open source and I run it on Linux now but it would need to be ported to ARM and then the layout configured to run well on a small screen. I think I'll just need to get a Pyra and experiment with that myself.
 

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Maybe exagear of the fabled new port of QEmu could help to run the x86 linux port of Blender on the Pyra without too much hassle, although if it's really open source then it should just be a matter of recompiling it for it to work.
 

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Maybe exagear of the fabled new port of QEmu could help to run the x86 linux port of Blender on the Pyra without too much hassle, although if it's really open source then it should just be a matter of recompiling it for it to work.
When I was looking into it someone was porting it to Android at one point and was having difficulty. Can't find that page now and I can't remember if it was Android or ARM that was the hangup.
 

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It's hard to say, but it could be a few differenent things that spring to mind. For starters, I assume it has a desktop interface on PC, while Android has a phone interface - mostly a single window which can be landscape or portrait, and only accepts a touch interface which limits the use of mouseovers. Or I guess a 3D animation package is going to depend on a GPU; hopefully it only depends on a relatively old version of OpenGL which can these days be shimmed to OpenGLES thanks to the stellar work of our community of devs.
 

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I've recorded some videos.
It's the first tie I did such a thing so I don't suppose they are good.

Let's see what EvilDragon can make out of them.
When the videos are ready and uploaded, Where do I find them?
will you be linking them here?
 

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If so, please add a link to the first post so we can find them after we discuss the videos for 17 pages.
 
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