On Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:06:10 -0500, Chris Tyler <chris(a)tylers.info>
On Mon, 2011-11-28 at 12:18 +0000, Gordan Bobic wrote:
> Acording to the documentation on raspberrypi.org
, it would seem that
> Raspberry Pi are dropping Ubuntu in favour of Fedora because Ubuntu
> dropping support for ARMv5/ARMv6 (yay!).
> Also, according to the Raspberry Pi wiki, they expect that Eclipse
> work. That doesn't appear to be the case at the moment. Has anybody
> managed to get Eclipse to build on ARM recently? Or has Eclipse ARM
> been given up on?
We're working on the Raspberry Pi remix here (it has to be a remix
rather than a spin for now).
Why not the standard release? What's wrong with the vanilla version?
As I've written on the Raspi forums, anyone
expecting to use Eclipse on a Pi is probably dreaming -- there's just
not enough RAM. The model "B" device has 256M, but the GPU will
be allocated 64M, leaving 192M for apps. You can boot in as little as
11M, but after X and a DE, it doesn't look like there will be enough
to use Eclipse without thrashing. (And frankly, until we get X
up to the GPU, it will be too painful.)
gedit with plugins is probably a more appropriate choice :-)
I am in no way disagreeing. If you see my posts on the R-Pi forum,
you'll see that my impression is that R-Pi has too little memory to be
useful for most things, let along desktop use.
I have another reason for looking at getting Eclipse working since I am
porting RHEL6 to ARM, and Eclipse is one of the last packages that I
haven't been able to get to build.