Is there anyone out there with some experience with the Rock Pro 64 SBC?
I am looking for a way to build my own NAS that is compatible with Xojo apps.
The Rock64 looks very promising since I can add a PCIe SATA board to it.
I am just wondering if the 64 bit is going to be a problem. The Rock64 has ARM processors. And as far I can tell Xojo only supports 32 bit.
Thanks… I have been to that conversation before.
What I was actually wondering if the 64bit was going to be a problem
Sign on and add your weight to this this feedback request: <https://xojo.com/issue/42794>.
BTW - you’ll love the Rock Pro 64. But … you will need to do some kernel changes depending on the HBA that you use. Pine64’s SATA card works, but other cards will need a bit of massaging in the kernel to work 100%. I’m working on ATTO SAS HBA’s at the moment.
Wow… I’m very interested in how it turns out!
It looks like I’ll need to get the ATTO team directly involved since there are a couple of .o files that they don’t provide source for.
[quote=432046:@Tim Jones]Sign on and add your weight to this this feedback request: <https://xojo.com/issue/42794>.
BTW - you’ll love the Rock Pro 64. But … you will need to do some kernel changes depending on the HBA that you use. Pine64’s SATA card works, but other cards will need a bit of massaging in the kernel to work 100%. I’m working on ATTO SAS HBA’s at the moment.[/quote]
I just got the Rock64 on today. Any suggestions on OS or tweaks to get Xojo apps working?
I haven’t installed anything yet. I literally unboxed it and screwed everything together. But no installations or whatsoever.
I have a large case, 64GB mmc for OS and apps, one 10TB hdd for storage and 1TB SSD for caching (I plan to use this unit for media management and sharing of media projects between cross-country sharing of projects).
I even have a 32gb SD plugged in. Although I think the SD will not be needed.
Did you get a Rock64 or a RockPRO64? There is a difference.
Right now, I’m using CentOS 7.4 or MrFixit’s Debian release. Both work fine from the eMMC or the uSD. Because I’m running in native 64bit Arm64 mode on both OSes, I havn’t been able to test any Xojo apps since they are 32bit for Pi/ARM.
I have the RockPro64.
Too bad… I think we have to wait until the Xojo guys come up with 64 bit support. I already put some weight in the feedback app, a while ago.
For project, I tried getting a 32bit ARM distro (Raspbian and Ubuntu Core and for Raspberry Pi 2) to run and it was a mess. Hopefully they will be able to throw the 64bit switch for ARM soon.
Yes - the issue is that the RockPRO64 and Pine64’s implementation of the RK3399 SoC doesn’t work properly with the generic kernels and any 32bit environment at this time.
I’m about to install OpenMediaVault OS on the RockPro64.
I was just wondering if Xojo apps could be installed on that OS as well. Or is the 64bit issue still gonna be a problem?
If you install the 32bit OMV, you’ll be okay. Otherwise, there aren’t any 32bit compatibility libs installed unless you rebuild the OS from source yourself.