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A binary debian package containing the current version of SpecBAS for Raspberry Pi can be found at http://freestuff.grok.co.uk/specbas-pi.deb
 
A binary debian package containing the current version of SpecBAS for Raspberry Pi can be found at http://freestuff.grok.co.uk/specbas-pi.deb
  
==Running SpecBAS for Raspberry PI==
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==Running SpecBAS for Raspberry Pi==
  
 
You must be running a linux distro with hard floating point support. Such as the Raspbian Wheezy distribution that Raspberry recommends.
 
You must be running a linux distro with hard floating point support. Such as the Raspbian Wheezy distribution that Raspberry recommends.
  
Type "sudo apt-get install sdl-image1.2" to install the SDL image libary (you may already have this installed, if so, all good!)
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Type "wget http://freestuff.grok.co.uk/specbas-pi.deb" to fetch the debian package to your home directory.
  
Copy libbass.so from the specbas archive into your /usr/lib/ directory and make sure it's readable. i.e: "sudo cp libbass.so /usr/lib", followed by "sudo chmod 444 /usr/lib/libbass.so"
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Then type "sudo dpkg -i specbas-pi.deb" to install it.
  
Make sure the SpecBAS binary is executable "chmod 755 SpecBAS"
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Upon first execution, SpecBAS will create its working directory; /home/username/specbas (if this folder doesn't already exist). A number of useful files and folders will also be set up within this directory (containing fonts, demo programs, and a copy of the SpecBAS Reference Manual). This folder is effectively the root folder for SpecBAS/SpecOS, where SpecBAS will load files from, and save files to. SpecBAS is unaware of any files located outside of this folder.
 
 
Run SpecBAS ("./SpecBAS")!
 
 
 
Upon first execution, SpecBAS will create its working directory; /home/user/specbas . This folder is effectively the root folder for SpecBAS/SpecOS, where SpecBAS will load files from, and save files to. SpecBAS will be unaware of any files located outside of this folder.
 
  
 
==Compiling your own version==
 
==Compiling your own version==
  
 
The SpecBAS source files are available through SVN at http://alistairsserver.no-ip.org/websvn/listing.php?repname=SpecBAS. The bass audio library is also available from http://www.un4seen.com/
 
The SpecBAS source files are available through SVN at http://alistairsserver.no-ip.org/websvn/listing.php?repname=SpecBAS. The bass audio library is also available from http://www.un4seen.com/

Revision as of 23:58, 25 September 2013


A quick guide to getting the current version of SpecBAS up and running on a Raspberry PI

Downloading SpecBAS for Raspberry Pi

A binary debian package containing the current version of SpecBAS for Raspberry Pi can be found at http://freestuff.grok.co.uk/specbas-pi.deb

Running SpecBAS for Raspberry Pi

You must be running a linux distro with hard floating point support. Such as the Raspbian Wheezy distribution that Raspberry recommends.

Type "wget http://freestuff.grok.co.uk/specbas-pi.deb" to fetch the debian package to your home directory.

Then type "sudo dpkg -i specbas-pi.deb" to install it.

Upon first execution, SpecBAS will create its working directory; /home/username/specbas (if this folder doesn't already exist). A number of useful files and folders will also be set up within this directory (containing fonts, demo programs, and a copy of the SpecBAS Reference Manual). This folder is effectively the root folder for SpecBAS/SpecOS, where SpecBAS will load files from, and save files to. SpecBAS is unaware of any files located outside of this folder.

Compiling your own version

The SpecBAS source files are available through SVN at http://alistairsserver.no-ip.org/websvn/listing.php?repname=SpecBAS. The bass audio library is also available from http://www.un4seen.com/