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Old 08-27-2014, 06:42 AM   #1
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Raspberry Pi support in Slackware Current ?


On the slackware ChangeLog I see following entry.
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Fri Aug 8 19:02:50 UTC 2014
Welcome pi kernel! Unless we reach kernel 3.14.159, this is probably the best
approximation we're going to get. :-)
Does that mean that Slackware is or will be soon supporting ARM Raspberry Pi ?
Or how to understand that ?
 
Old 08-27-2014, 06:50 AM   #2
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Your mind is broken.

The announcement talks about "kernel 3.14.16". The number Pi is 3.14.159.... see the link?

Eric
 
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:59 AM   #3
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Still not sure what pi kernel stands for.
Only now is clear its nothing about Raspberry Pi.

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:01 AM   #4
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As Eric already wrote, the number π (Pi) is meant. However, if you're interested in Slackware on the Raspberry Pi, have a look here and here. I have been running 14.1 on mine for a while now and did not experience any problems (I haven't been running X, though, I use it mostly for testing).
 
Old 08-27-2014, 09:11 AM   #5
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Still not sure what pi kernel stands for.
Only now is clear its nothing about Raspberry Pi.

@Eric - its not cool to hear comment like that. Especially from the one I respect :/
I do not think Eric's statement is meant to be offending. Pi is a mathematical constant. Please Look here; Pi - Wikipedia
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This article is about the number π. For the Greek letter, see Pi (letter). For other uses of pi, π, and Π, see Pi (disambiguation).
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Part of a series of articles on the mathematical constant π https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...rolled-720.gif Uses Properties Value People History In culture Related topics
The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, approximately equal to 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter "π" since the mid-18th century though it is also sometimes spelled out as "pi" (/p/).
Being an irrational number, π cannot be expressed exactly as a common fraction, although fractions such as 22/7 and other rational numbers are commonly used to approximate π. Consequently its decimal representation never ends and never settles into a permanent repeating pattern. The digits appear to be randomly distributed although, to date, no proof of this has been discovered. Also, π is a transcendental number – a number that is not the root of any non-zero polynomial having rational coefficients. This transcendence of π implies that it is impossible to solve the ancient challenge of squaring the circle with a compass and straight-edge.
For thousands of years, mathematicians have attempted to extend their understanding of π, sometimes by computing its value to a high degree of accuracy. Before the 15th century mathematicians such as Archimedes and Liu Hui used geometrical techniques, based on polygons, to estimate the value of π. Starting around the 15th century, new algorithms based on infinite series revolutionized the computation of π. In the 20th and 21st centuries mathematicians and computer scientists discovered new approaches that, when combined with increasing computational power, extended the decimal representation of π to, as of late 2011, over 10 trillion (1013) digits.[1] Scientific applications generally require no more than 40 digits of π so the primary motivation for these computations is the human desire to break records. However, the extensive calculations involved have been used to test supercomputers and high-precision multiplication algorithms.
Because its definition relates to the circle, π is found in many formulae in trigonometry and geometry, especially those concerning circles, ellipses or spheres. It is also found in formulae used in other branches of science such as cosmology, number theory, statistics, fractals, thermodynamics, mechanics and electromagnetism. The ubiquity of π makes it one of the most widely-known mathematical constants both inside and outside the scientific community: Several books devoted to it have been published, the number is celebrated on Pi Day and record-setting calculations of the digits of π often result in news headlines. Attempts to memorize the value of π with increasing precision have led to records of over 67,000 digits.
If you want to use Slackware on the Rpi then look here; Slackware ARM forum

Other useful embed links; Links for Helpful Linux Embedded & Single-board articles & books
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:17 AM   #6
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haha Pi number... OK, got it now
 
Old 08-30-2014, 06:20 PM   #7
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I find it funny that someone related that to Raspberry instead of the number pi.
 
Old 08-30-2014, 07:07 PM   #8
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Your mind is broken.

The announcement talks about "kernel 3.14.16". The number Pi is 3.14.159.... see the link?

Eric
If you hadn't have pointed it out, I would have missed that reference to Pi.
 
Old 08-31-2014, 09:53 AM   #9
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