[fpc-pascal] FPC + fpGUI + Raspberry Pi = fantastic

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Sep 14 00:02:05 CEST 2012

In our previous episode, Graeme Geldenhuys said:
> > Is that the old squeeze or Raspbian?
> I have the "wheezy" one, which I believe is Raspbian?

As far as I got it (I'm sure Peter G. can explain it better):

Wheezy is a debian designation. Afaik Debian only supports two ARM targets,
armv5 (EABI, no hardware float) and armv7 (eabi-hf, vfp3-D16).

The pi is armv6 (eabi, vfp2), isn't fully compatible to the formal
v7 -hf debian target, and thus would have to live with lowest common
denomitor armv5, despite having (vfp2) hardware float support

So there is a custom build for v6/vfp(2?) with the name of raspbian. So
Raspian is based on Wheezy source level, but compiled for armv6.

But the images from the PI website with "Wheezy" in their name are v5, and
thus not hf. A month or so back, the PI foundation changed their default
distro from "wheezy" (eabi,v5) to raspbian.

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