Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] SL on Raspberry Pi?
- On 1 May 2013 at 9:23, Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com wrote:
> __ 2. SL on Raspberry Pi?
> Posted by: "Alan Melia" Alan.Melia@... g3nyk
> Date: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:57 am ((PDT))
> Hi Mike SL runs quite happily under WINE on Linux I believe, but I am
> not sure what the memory/speed problems wold be likely to be.....but
> that could be an easier route ??
SL does run OK under Wine on Linux, but only if the host CPU is an x86
Im not sure if Wine will even install on the Pi (I've not tried, as it's
not an x86 CPU, so AFIK useless for any Windows apps that would
ordinarily run with it, even if it did install.)
Like they say.. "Wine Is Not an Emulator." I wouldn't expect it to run
on the Pi, sadly, even if you did recompile it for the Pi, due to the ARM
processor the Pi uses, as the windows app's trying to run would need
specific x86 CPU op-codes etc to run, not just the windows API like
support Wine provides, whatever language it was built with.
Someone has an x86 emulator for the ARM(!) I read somewhere. But I doubt
there'll be many usefull CPU cycles left for serious DSP work, I think it
was done to run old DOS games...
It's very confusing for an old dude like me, and I suspect others here, if you don't explain what the acronyms mean. For example SL.
- Looks like a response to my post in a different group was cross-posted.
The software in question is the excellent spectrum analysis tool by Wolf DL4YHF, called Spectrum Lab.
It is based on old Borland toolkit that is only available on x86 Windows computers. RPi is neither x86 nor Windows, so we are out of luck here.
I hope that there may be a way to run Windows 98 on some x86 emulator on RPi. But most likely it will be very slow.
--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com, "Stephen" <squirrox@...> wrote:
> It's very confusing for an old dude like me, and I suspect others here, if you don't explain what the acronyms mean. For example SL.
> 73s Steve
- Thanks for clarifying that....
Actually I believe Borland Delphi is still alive and well though under another name. A lot of people still use it.
There was a Linux version called Kylix but that seems to be dead.