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Offline Circlotron

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MMBasic on RPI Zero W - alone or needs OS?
« on: December 31, 2021, 03:55:19 am »
Just now I read that there is a version of MMBasic for RPI Zero W. Does this run on Raspbian or similar Linux or is there a version that runs directly on the hardware like the original versions? I had Raspbian running but it is just so slow and so completely overkill. I just want something that boots in a few moments and runs MMBasic and nothing else. Is there a version of MMBasic for RPI Zero W that runs on bare metal, so to speak?
 

Offline hli

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Re: MMBasic on RPI Zero W - alone or needs OS?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2021, 02:23:34 pm »
According to https://www.thebackshed.com/forum/ViewTopic.php?TID=9487 (which seems to be the main page for now) its just an executable that you run on the Pi. So it still needs an OS. Which also makes a lot of sense since otherwise quite a lof of interesting / required parts would need top be re-developed (e.g. display driver and networking).
 


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