Ports of Recalbox on Pine64 boards need beta-testers
It seems board manufacturers absolutely want to fuck with Recalbox team these times ^^
@voljega I am a bit confused with your comment - what do you mean ?
@luke_pine64 just a stupid joke on the timing of this new board release really :
raspberry pi3b+ was released, recalbox team started working on it for a few months and then rapsberry pi3a+ was released while beta for pi3b+ was not yet finished (meaning more work for the team to also make a+ compatible)
then the team announces that pine board are beta supported, and just a few weeks after, new version of the same pine boards are also released (meaning again more work for the team for the compatibility)
Merci aux développeurs @Luke_Pine64, mrfixit2001
Thanks to the developers @Luke_Pine64, mrfixit2001
@voljega I see :) The Pine H64 is a pretty powerful board (somewhere halfways between the Rock64 and RockPro64), but it will be many months before its in a software shape to play games.
Meanwhile, the newest Rock64 image is pretty damn good performance-wise even without overclocking. A new Pro build is coming too.
If someone wants to compare :
The Pine64 : only 2 usb, no wifi, no bluetooth... but more powerfull than raspeberry pi 3b+.
The RockPro64 4GB looks more interesting on the board...
@oldgreg Thanks. You need to be a bit careful with those pages comparing boards - I submitted 3 corrections (1x for SOPine, 2x for RockPro64) in the past due to incorrect info.
Then there is question of Linux support for the SOC - which is a whole different story :) Raw power doesn't matter as much as solid sw support; as things stand it will be a few months before H6 graphics are usable.
Just a heads up to those who wish to help test and offer feedback on here.
The RockPro64 image has been labeled release because 1) it tests very well - big performance improvements over beta in Dreamcast, PSP and Nintendo 64 (probably best performance on ARM); 2) We've not had any major complaints, except for some PCIe incompatibility of external NVMe SSDs and other hardware, from many people who tested.
The Rock64 image stays in Beta due to some lingering issues and some missing features (e.g. setting resolution from recalbox config for RA cores, reicast, Mupen and ppsspp) - nothing major.