[fpc-devel] where do download BinUtils for ARM - Raspberry Pi?

Michel Catudal mcatudal at comcast.net
Sat Jun 29 15:58:43 CEST 2013

Le 2013-06-21 03:32, Michael Schnell a écrit :
> I don't understand why RPI (still) gets so much interest.
> A friend of mine just bought two BeagleBone "Black" boards for € 38.- (+VAT) each. With the extremely versatile and well supported TI 1 GHz chip (that is taken from TI's "AM..." series of devices for "embedded" use instead of for "cellphone" use), with
> 512 MB RAM and additional "internal SD-Card", and with a HDMI socket.
> He is up to try to install and develop with FPC/Lazarus ASAP. (Please com back with any question on that behalf, I'm going to forward them.)
> I definitively would use this board for my future "embedded" projects.
> -Michael

In the US it is $45 each plus shipping. Tax is added if you order from the same state. For someone who doesn't have the money for an HDMI monitor, it does have a RCA connector for NTSC (or PAL) video. It has access to GPIO but so does the BeagleBone so the
only thing I can see that would have some value would be for those who cannot afford to buy a decent computer monitor or don't care how bad the picture can be. I got one of those to see what the big fuzz was about. If I had to choose between the two, it
would not be my choice.

An odroid is much superior (2G of RAM). While on vacation in Québec I tried it out on a 50 inches HD TV. I was able to play movies with it, using Funtoo Linux.
If you want hard disk the Mele A2000G might be a better choice, it has 1G of RAM, a connector for sata hard disk and includes wifi support plus more. I was able to create gentoo on it with no problem. It is not as nice to play video as the odroid which has
a 4 cores arm device.


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