I always cringe when I see a crashed display in an airport, a store etc. That's what happens when you run a PC and Windows for a digital signage solution:
You can see the windows 7 start bar at the left side...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Blast from the pastNot an article today, just a question:
Does anybody know where I can find a copy of btms_installer.sh?
It used to be at:
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
So, it is always tempting to be at the latest greatest of some software. For example, Sun (Solaris) Studio 12 update 3 is freely available to download. But sometimes the latest will leave you with some head scratching.
Some Python modules require a C compiler in order to provide a faster runtime, or even to install at all. Numpy is one such module. It provides superb capabilities in Python, but even doing:
# pip install numpy
It will still invoke the C compiler. Due to how the Python interpreter was compiled on OpenIndiana, by using the latest compiler (installed, say, in /opt/solarisstudio12.3), your install will fail. Using the Sun Studio in the opensolaris.org repository (yes, the old 12.1), things work great, as it is installed in /opt/sunstudio12.1
So if you encounter a failed install of a Python module under OpenIndiana, there is a good chance you hit the above problem.
Friday, June 14, 2013
dtrace: Python instrumentation
...where time becomes a loopLast year, I mentionned that it was time for the Python community to embrace dtrace. I've gotten questions left and right, at user groups, through email etc as to what is dtrace and how it ties in with Python.
This week, a few posts on the Argentinian and Venezuelan Python lists on debugging Python and a total absence of a mention of dtrace and I knew I had to do a writeup. But before we get into the details, let's step back a bit.
Head over to my Python blog to read the rest of the article.
Friday, February 1, 2013
I have now dedicated two Raspberry Pi to work on some bare metal (C, assembler, no operating system) code. I'm hoping that publishing some of this work will help to start somekind of an effort to get the OpenSolaris ARM code out of the mothballs.
Obviously, long term will be to get the IllumOS kernel booting, but there is a lot of work between now and then.
On this blog
So, usually I post all the Raspberry Pi stuff on the Raspberry Pi Python Adventures blog, but I want to keep it mostly Python, with the occasional C code (swig etc). Since we are going bare metal, I think it'll be better if I track this stuff here.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Mystery solvedThe new open sourced solaris / illumos distribution is called OpenSXCE (as in Open Solaris Express Community Edition - a clin d'oeil to the original open sourcing done by Sun and the Express program)
OpenSXCEbrought to you by Martin Bochnig 30 January 2013
Here is the first release of OpenSXCE for SPARC.
OpenSXCE 2013.01 Live for SPARC (1.2GB) -- 30 January 2013
The site is www.opensxce.org
Note the md5sum : 330a82654405c77c8cea903ed18117f2
Monday, January 28, 2013
HintIt has to do with illumos, solaris and sparc
What he said
Martin Bochnig via jeeves.archives.listbox.com
to discuss, developer
Hi Garrett,Release tomorrow.Status: http://twitter.com/