Posts tagged with 'Raspberry Pi'

Raspberry Pi Functy Package

  • Posted on May 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Having spent far too much of my weekend playing around with a Raspberry Pi, I’m pleased to say that this has at least resulted in a nice new ARM Debian package of Functy to run on the tiny credit-card-sized computer.

Even though the 3D graphics are a bit slow right now, I’m thoroughly impressed that the Raspberry Pi was happy to build and run Functy with practically no modification. I wasn’t expecting that!

There are more updates to Functy in the pipeline, but in the meantime, the new Raspberry Pi build (which even contains functionality not yet found in the other versions) can be downloaded from the downloads page.

Functy on the Raspberry Pi

  • Posted on May 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm

This morning I received a brand new Raspberry Pi through the post, and this evening it took only minutes to get it up and running. It’s quite a brilliant piece of kit for a phenomenal price. I’m quite happily typing this text on it without problem.

What’s more, to my pleasant surprise, I managed to get Functy working with only minor tweaks. I thought the fact it’s the ARM version of Debian might mean there would be problems with the OpenGL libraries, but it seems like it’s worked fine. Even the shaders are compiling and running, although it runs more smoothly when it’s just VBOs.

So the 3D rendering isn’t fast, but to be honest, I’m pretty much flabbergasted that it’s running at all, and it’s doing it at 1920×1080. Not bad for £25 worth of hardware. Correction: absolutely amazing!