Livecode blows a Raspberry?
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Feb 29 11:58:59 CST 2012
Ken Corey wrote:
> On 29/02/2012 16:30, Richmond wrote:
>> That would be great fun:
> I've got one on order, and it's meant to be arriving the 16th
> of April. I'll certainly be trying out LiveCode apps on it!
Unfortunately that won't be possible without two changes:
1. The Pi has only 256 MB RAM, and LC requires more.
2. Pi runs on ARM and currently there is no ARM Linux engine for
LiveCode, though there is a request for it in the RQCC:
Limited to x86 as we are, thus far the smallest, cheapest, low-power
system I've been able to part out is based on a Mini-ITX motherboard
with a Via PV530:
The Passmark scores for the PV530 are roughly on par with the Atom 230;
I have a system here running that Atom and LC performs okay on it for
Using that Via mobo as a base, with RAM, case, and small SSD I've got a
parts list at NewEgg that totals US$152, which is low but nowhere near
as low as the Pi.
FWIW, the Pi is reported to run Python well, so you can still dig into
it with a nice scripting language.
Please keep us posted with how it works for you.
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