Difference between revisions of "Will RPi Run"

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| A piece of software
 
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| '''First, look below and replace "game" with "my sofrtware" ''' If it is  open source , why don't you TEST IT YOURSELF : <br>
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| '''First, look below and replace "game" with "my software" .''' If it is  open source , why don't you TEST IT YOURSELF : <br>
 
  Get the development VM , the  software source code , compile in scratchbox , <br> run in scratchbox and qemu :  If it works it'll work on the pi , but perhaps slower.  
 
  Get the development VM , the  software source code , compile in scratchbox , <br> run in scratchbox and qemu :  If it works it'll work on the pi , but perhaps slower.  
 
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* The majority of games are made for Windows.  
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* The majority of these games are made for Windows.  
* The majority of these games are closed -source (no easy porting).  
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* The majority of these games are closed-source (no easy porting).  
 
* The majority of these games are VERY resource intensive <br> ( a Pi is a PII @ 300 MHz + 256 MB RAM - Note: MEGAhertz, MEGAbytes)
 
* The majority of these games are VERY resource intensive <br> ( a Pi is a PII @ 300 MHz + 256 MB RAM - Note: MEGAhertz, MEGAbytes)
 
  Minecraft : no, Quake 3 : luckily yes , other games: convince the developer !
 
  Minecraft : no, Quake 3 : luckily yes , other games: convince the developer !
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| As long there is no Flash content , of course. Might be slow. Check out the mobile/HTML5 versions. <br>
 
| As long there is no Flash content , of course. Might be slow. Check out the mobile/HTML5 versions. <br>
 
  facebook: yes , Google : yes , hulu : no , youtube: yes.
 
  facebook: yes , Google : yes , hulu : no , youtube: yes.
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| Open Source OS: That'll be a load of work. Don't do it alone. <nowiki> "I like to code my own one :"</nowiki>
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The Pi has no BIOS , relies on binary blobs and closed-source <br> userspace libraries for graphics accceleration and GPU/CPU bootup. Feel free to go.
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Mac OS X : never , RiscOS: WIP , Fedora 14: WIP , Debian 6 : yes , ArchLinux : yes , DOS: use qemu
 
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Revision as of 10:19, 10 April 2012


Program Will It Run? Note
A piece of software  ? First, look below and replace "game" with "my software" . If it is open source , why don't you TEST IT YOURSELF :
Get the development VM , the  software source code , compile in scratchbox , 
run in scratchbox and qemu : If it works it'll work on the pi , but perhaps slower.
My favorite PS3/PC game NO !
  • The majority of these games are made for Windows.
  • The majority of these games are closed-source (no easy porting).
  • The majority of these games are VERY resource intensive
    ( a Pi is a PII @ 300 MHz + 256 MB RAM - Note: MEGAhertz, MEGAbytes)
Minecraft : no, Quake 3 : luckily yes , other games: convince the developer !
My favorite Web 2.0 / 1.0 App  ? As long there is no Flash content , of course. Might be slow. Check out the mobile/HTML5 versions.
facebook: yes , Google : yes , hulu : no , youtube: yes.
Another operating system  ? Open Source OS: That'll be a load of work. Don't do it alone. "I like to code my own one :"

The Pi has no BIOS , relies on binary blobs and closed-source
userspace libraries for graphics accceleration and GPU/CPU bootup. Feel free to go.

Mac OS X : never , RiscOS: WIP , Fedora 14: WIP , Debian 6 : yes , ArchLinux : yes , DOS: use qemu
Windows No Windows runs only on x86 type computers , the Pi is ARM.
Windows 8 NO !
  • Will only run on Cortex/Tegra ("better" processors).
  • Needs more RAM
  • Only the tablet producers may make contracts with Microsoft.
    The producers do the porting work.
WinCE/WinMobile/
WinXYZ
NO !
  • Do you have loads of money to throw away
    (licenses + man-hours for debugging , porting , debugging again ) ?
  • Do you realise that you won't be able to run plain Win32 .exes (no Crysis !) ?
  • Do you realise that the primary aim is education ? - anything else isn't tested or
    will be accounted for (embedded applications , medical applications , rocket science)
WINE No Sorry. WINE is x86 only. Anything else is a pipe dream , believe me.
Netflix No Netflix uses proprietary technology which is not supported for Linux. There is
help request against that online.
Android  ? Very propable , but NOT Ice Cream Sandwich ! Remember : 256 MB RAM ?
Java Yes Might be *slow* . No idea about browser plugins.
Flash No You can try gnash (GNU Flash) and many other projects.
They are NOT a drop-in replacement for Adobes official thing.