Unmatched desktop builds

Glad to hear your board is fine.

yea, it took all night to build all the emulator cores, ive tested genesis/megadrive and snes, i wanted to try some psx/n64 soon

only a few of the cores couldnt build (such as dosbox and ffmpeg)

they seem to all run pretty well (though not while running a compilation on all cores concurently)

My first run of the unmatched (still with the Radeon which I replaced with an RX550 by now).
Hooked up to a Nexdock2 to have the mouse+keyboard and big screen for the ssh and research work (still).

Thank you SiFive for this step!

Small updates in a second video.

I have already made the switch to KDE in real time, though this 2nd video, and probably a third one eventually, are all footage of installing and playing around programming while on the Gnome desktop from the original install.

I’m finding I prefer KDE on the unmatched, and I went with kde-full to see what all came along and how it worked. But man…if you thought epiphany struggled, it looks like a champ compared to how poor Konqueror is doing on the Unmatched. Not just speed, but Konqueror is not rendering pages with near the fidelity that epiphany was.

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I suspect there is no functional JavaScript compiler for RISCV. At least chromium doesn’t have a RISCV backend yet and a browser nowadays is a big compiler!

V8 is not fully baked on RISCV and V8 beats WebKitGTK, but yes, it would be interesting to know if WebKitGTK on RISCV has shortcomings even compared to WebKitGTK on ARM or on Intel.

I am not up on the latest intricacies of javascript engine since I’m mostly backend development and don’t use Node. I have watched some videos on the RISCV work on a port, but don’t recall the exact status.

I ran some trivial node programs on the Unmatched already to test this version of node, but I haven’t documented that yet.

My Haiku RISC-V desktop. Graphics card is Radeon R7-250. Tablet on left side is used as UART terminal.

Screen with Haiku:


That is a gigantic case for the tiny Unmatched board but I guess it is a nod to the old BeOS cases from 20 years ago.

I haven’t found small case that can fit PCIe graphics card and not unreasonably expensive.