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Porting Ubuntu For Raspberry Pi 2 Just Got a Lot Easier (softpedia.com) 32

prisoninmate writes: Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker is an open source tool, a shell script that lets anyone port any of the official or unofficial Ubuntu Linux flavors for the Raspberry Pi 2. Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker is officially supported on the Ubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME flavors, and uses the traditional apt and dpkg package management systems from Debian GNU/Linux.
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Porting Ubuntu For Raspberry Pi 2 Just Got a Lot Easier

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  • Porting (Score:5, Informative)

    by sunderland56 ( 621843 ) on Tuesday December 22, 2015 @06:52PM (#51167979)

    This is merely a packaging tool. This is not porting; the images are created from already ported code.

    Sure, the tool may be useful; but call a spade a spade, not an automatic garden restructuring device.

    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Except now that we equivocate "developer" and "programmer" and "engineer", why be critical of someone who decided to call a shell script a "port" ?

      Why do you hate America, where every child is above average?

    • So, can you package the Raspbian Desktop (sorry, too lazy to look it up) instead of Gnome and actually get decent desktop performance in Ubuntu, or is that a cluster- of an experience?

  • by fph il quozientatore ( 971015 ) on Tuesday December 22, 2015 @07:00PM (#51168023) Homepage
    Does it support Ubuntu Satanic Edition, too?
  • by niftymitch ( 1625721 ) on Wednesday December 23, 2015 @12:06AM (#51169533)

    This is almost cool.
    The R-Pi is a nice little machine.
    not too powerful to challenge the big guys.
    not too worthless to be uninteresting.

    Sufficiently interesting at all levels from bootstrap to random ABI changes to OS
    development to web servers to learn almost any programming language.

    Vastly more interesting than a multi million dollar CDC 6400 or other
    machines from the 60's like IBM 1401 or PDP8.
    Way more powerful than a Kim-1 or an Apple I or II.

    This may make the Pi funner still.
    Yes I am a fan of Pumpkin Pie.

  • From techopedia -> "Definition - What does Porting mean? : Porting is the process of adapting software in an environment for which it was not originally written or intended to execute in. What Ubuntu Pi Flovour Maker does is Packaging. n which individual files or resources are packed together as a software collection that provides certain functionality as part of a larger system Title is misleading.

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