Your requests for Pyra videos

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  1. mius

    mius "Very suitable for woman’s delicate fingers!1!!"

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    It's a service on the webzone; the only requirements are a modern browser and enough muscle.

    Also... is there a good option to run DOS applications with the Pyra? DOSBox sucks for that; guess I'm thinking of something like vDosPlus. Perhaps a FreeDOS setup via ExaGear if all else fails?
     
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  2. Grench

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    Hmm - I was thinking that you had meant the Google Maps Android application.

    The catch to using Google Street View is likely to be linking the browser to the GPS (If you want the ability for it to 'find you' - but it generally does that on IP address anyway.). But - the browser side of it should work just fine. In fact, that would make a decent video for this series.

    There was a lot done with optimizing DOS games and applications being run on the Pandora. Customized and optimized DOSBox and QEMU both worked pretty well in my opinion.
     
  3. lukey

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    @aTc Will there be an Pyra-customized Debian Installer? I mean with Pyra Kernel and Pyra/DBP options in the Software selection.
     
  4. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    In my experience, Debian ARM isn't shipped with an installer like it is on x86 platforms. You get a disk image, which you can flash to SD card (on most SBC) or internal flash. The Pyra team will probably release a customised version of that sort of thing that contains pyra modifications such as the first run wizard and other bits and pieces.

    I guess in a few years they'll give you a netinstall image which just boots up a very minimal environment (enough to connect via wifi and take you through an install wizard), but they're not there yet as far as I know. You can get a pretty minimal installation though which you can take and install whatever you want on top of, although for the Pyra I expect we'll get an image that contains a desktop environment of some kind and maybe a few non-free libs that aren't shipped in debian's core repos (although I recall that mp3 playback is free these days).
     
  5. lukey

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    https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/armhf/ch05s01.html.en#boot-hd-media
    I've used the Debian Installer to install on my Pcduino Arm SBCs as it's the proper way of installing. And IMHO there should be also an easy option to cleanly Install Debian with the Pyra-specific stuff, especially because we have a lot of Storage options. Like what if I want to have Debian on a LVM on a RAID-1 out of the MicroSD and the Left SDCard? What if I want my root Filesystem to be F2FS or btrfs or reiserfs?
     
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  6. Grench

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    Software RAID 10 it over 4 32GB partitions.
    1. eMMC
    2. microSD
    3. left SD
    4. right SD

    No, it wouldn't be particularly faster. The eMMC and the microSD share a controller via a line switch and one of the SD card slots is going to run much slower than the other. So why do it? Because we can.

    I do plan to run a process to do incremental synchronization between the data stored in the /user folder/partition on one mount with at least one other. On-device data redundancy. I used to do that with my TRG Pro - backed it up nightly to a CF card.

    I still have my TRG Pro somewhere...
    http://www.pencomputing.com/palm/Reviews/trgpro.html
    Essentially a Palm Pilot with MUCH louder sound and a CF card slot (CF data cards OR CF modem) and VERY strong IRDA. Still monochrome, no cell phone, no headset jack. MP3 wasn't even a thing back then. I have the modem for it too. Those CF cards seemed so small and delicate in the day. Now they feel huge and clunky next to SD and especially microSD media.
     

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