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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Mirage budget development platform

On 12 Sep 2014, at 15:13, Anil Madhavapeddy <anil@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>>> With that I bet the best development platform for Mirage would be some 
>>> Apple system and a Cubietrunk board.  But that layout has a minimum price 
>>> tag of about $1,300 to $1,500 US dollars. As a budget beginner I have been 
>>> looking at other options.  
>> fwiw i'd be interested in a discussion of good (portable) mirage development 
>> platforms generally. what do people use?  i'm on a macbook with 
>> virtualbox/xen/ubuntu for occasional linux testing but i doubt that's the 
>> ideal...
> I'd suggest an even simpler mode -- just use the $50 Cubieboard2 (or 
> Cubietrick) directly as the development environment.
> We already use a Ubuntu dom0, and so it should just be a matter of Linux 
> kernel configuration to get a desktop up and running from the HDMI port.  It 
> would also be *extremely* convenient to be able to do Mirage presentations 
> without having a Mac, by plugging a mouse and projector into the Cubieboard 
> directly :-)

time is fleeting(*) though -- how speedy are the CB2/Ts when building?  where's 
ocaml up to with cross-platform compilation?



(*) let's dooooo the timewarp agaaaaaain. ahem.

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