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Benson Muite

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Apr 19, 2023, 3:22:55 AM4/19/23
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Kiptoo Kibowen

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Apr 20, 2023, 12:28:04 AM4/20/23
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Jambo,

Nice post.

Kindly checkout https://www.24sec.co.ke/ which is a webserver running on Raspberry Pi 3 board and of course Slackware ARM - configured by yours truly :)

Cheers and happy hacking
(^_^)

Munyoki Kilyungi

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Apr 20, 2023, 5:28:54 AM4/20/23
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Benson Muite <benson...@emailplus.org>
aliandika:

Hi Benson!
Thanks for sharing this. This would be nice to
try out native RISC-V builds. I know at one point
in my current path, I have to do some of those
within the context of guix. See the following:

<https://www.csl.cornell.edu/~cbatten/pdfs/batten-guix-slides-carrv2022.pdf>

Would be nice to be able to do that I.e have
native builds or if that's not possible, test out
cross-compiled builds on native hardware. Have
you tried it out?

> Shipping costs may be amortized by a group buy. It is also possible to
> get components and get the PCB made locally if there is greater interest.

How many people would you need for a group buy?

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Munyoki Kilyungi

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Apr 20, 2023, 5:31:22 AM4/20/23
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Kiptoo Kibowen <tkib...@gmail.com> aliandika:

> Jambo,
>
> Nice post.
>
> Kindly checkout https://www.24sec.co.ke/ which is a webserver running on
> Raspberry Pi 3 board and of course Slackware ARM - configured by yours
> truly :)

And this comfortably sits in your office
somewhere, right? Or have you bought some rack
space somewhere with some vendor? Regardless,
cool!

> Cheers and happy hacking
> (^_^)
>
> On Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 10:22:55 AM UTC+3 benson_muite wrote:
>
>> Maybe of interest:
>>
>> https://wiki.sipeed.com/hardware/en/lichee/RV/Dock.html
>>
>>
>> https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003741287162.html?spm=a2g0o.store_pc_groupList.8148356.2.2322828eawgsgv&pdp_npi=2%40dis%21KES%21KES%20997.00%21KES%20997.00%21%21%21%21%21%4021038eda16818838758402611e1632%2112000027023691112%21sh
>>
>> Shipping costs may be amortized by a group buy. It is also possible to
>> get components and get the PCB made locally if there is greater interest.
>>
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Benson Muite

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Apr 20, 2023, 6:56:22 AM4/20/23
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On 4/20/23 12:28, Munyoki Kilyungi wrote:
> Benson Muite <benson...@emailplus.org>
> aliandika:
>
> Hi Benson!
>
>> Maybe of interest:
>>
>> https://wiki.sipeed.com/hardware/en/lichee/RV/Dock.html
>>
>> https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005003741287162.html?spm=a2g0o.store_pc_groupList.8148356.2.2322828eawgsgv&pdp_npi=2%40dis%21KES%21KES%20997.00%21KES%20997.00%21%21%21%21%21%4021038eda16818838758402611e1632%2112000027023691112%21sh
>
> Thanks for sharing this. This would be nice to
> try out native RISC-V builds. I know at one point
> in my current path, I have to do some of those
> within the context of guix. See the following:
>
> <https://www.csl.cornell.edu/~cbatten/pdfs/batten-guix-slides-carrv2022.pdf>
>
> Would be nice to be able to do that I.e have
> native builds or if that's not possible, test out
> cross-compiled builds on native hardware. Have
> you tried it out?
>
Not yet. Cross compiled build seems most reasonable for D1. There are
more powerful chips, but the growing eco system is quite diverse.
>> Shipping costs may be amortized by a group buy. It is also possible to
>> get components and get the PCB made locally if there is greater interest.
>
> How many people would you need for a group buy?
>
Does not need to be too large - if there are people that want to hack on
it, that would be great to collaborate on. For IoT security related
applications, a fully libre stack may be helpful. Kiosks, lightweight
internet access points, digital displays may also be of interest. Guix
maybe interesting for this, especially since it is immutable. Expect to
examine Fedora, possibly also Parabola. Have not tried Slackware,
though work on that port has slowed:
https://github.com/fede2cr
Most effort has gone into Debian and OpenWRT for low cost devices. For
such devices, one does not need to port very many packages as required
functionality is quite specific. For servers, not clear what to expect.
Many possible different variations are causing trouble for the
traditional Linux packaging process.
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