Any recommendations on what to buy to start developing for Raspberry Pi? A turnkey box would be best, but I don’t even know if I’m asking the right question.
From @Kevin Cully :
Unlike some of these boards, the Pi is pretty much a turnkey solution in itself, in that it’s an actual full computer. That’s a nice set that Kevin recommended but if you have a lot of that stuff (such as the power supply, HDMI cable) and want to save a few bucks, you could just pick up the Pi 2 and maybe a compatible wifi module and microSD card. The camera module is real cheap too and worth the money. I can recommend Adafruit as a supplier for all things Pi.
I have 4 (I think) Pis now from the first model upwards. It’s something of an addiction, they’re so versatile. Happy to help with any questions, love these little devices.
Xojo and Raspberry Pi aren’t yet compatible, are they?
It was announced as a future target at XDC.
Good to know!
But the current models RAM is 1GB ?
the specs for running apps on the PI have not been announced yet. once it gets closer to being launched they will announce it.
A Pro Bono application (the Windows version), compiled with Xojo 2015r1 size is 33.2MB
Go Figure the work on their plate
13.5MB once ziped.
Running Xojo (IDE, Compiler etc) should have 2 GB. The target system needs depend on the program you have made with Xojo.
And by the way: Xojo itself is running on an HP Stream 7 (1 GB). (Not very fast.)
I priced out that kit that Kevin mentioned. It’s a good deal.
A real micro-USB power supply ( 1500 mA is a minimum, 2000 mA is good ), a wireless keyboard including a trackpad, and the fastest SD card you can buy.
Benchmarks by the RPi foundation show that Sandisk class 4 give the best overall performance when using as a boot drive.
Good to know.
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Xojo works fine on an Asus Transformer T100 with 1Go Ram. It should be little problem on the Pi.
I think they said, you will be able to build for Rasberry Pi in console targets.
Debugger and IDE will not run there as far as they said. And I think they said something about print command for debugging.
That’s fine, I mentioned in another thread that Pi console apps alone would still be great.
Hopefully the IDE could make it to the Pi over time. I’m absolutely convinced that there’s a market there for an environment like Xojo.
[quote=184086:@Gavin Smith]That’s fine, I mentioned in another thread that Pi console apps alone would still be great.
Hopefully the IDE could make it to the Pi over time. I’m absolutely convinced that there’s a market there for an environment like Xojo.[/quote]
Since this will be the first foray into ARM apart from iOS, I should think that Xojo does not want to take chances with the full IDE shebam. Console is a prudent move, but if it works, it paves the way for the UI apps. Looks like some Xojo engineers are already toying with Pi
Targetting the RPi and leaving out UI apps would be a … strange … move. The PRi is by far one of the most capable SBC out there when it comes to graphics - HDMI output . Just think about machine automation (currently in a project where we have a couple of Arduino Yun:s connected to a Windows Panel PC producing the GUI for the machine). Imagine having that GUI on a resonable prices RPi and a 10" LCD.