I've ordered a Raspberry PI to mess with, but since I wasn't one of the lucky first 10000 people that got one in the first batch, I set up the qemu ARM emulator, with the Fedora Remix distribution to get started.
After some messing around with dependencies, I was able to successfully compile opencpn! I have an issue with getting my keyboard to be recognized by Fedora Remix, but was able to launch OpenCPN
on a remote
X server to verify that it at least works. Did not do an extensive test of any of the functions, but if anyone else has been wondering about using the PI as an onboard navigation
computer, it is looking very promising!
For those that have no idea what the Raspberry PI is, the model b version is basically a circuit board with an ARM soc cpu, 512MB memory, SD card reader to add storage/os (Linux), sound output, HDMI, Ethernet and couple of USB ports
and some GPIO pins, all for $35 and just a little larger than a credit card...