only found mixxx about 5 mins ago, so as yet, untested, but from what i see, wow, great work.
i am still exploring the forums, as I have a small project in mind, and using mixxx may help me with finding my solution.
I will throw my idea out there for discussion, and it will maybe help the mixxx folk with a heads up.
I was recently shown details of a new mini computer that is hitting the shelves very soon, called Raspberry Pi, and I think this could be a new big thing in computing.
It is a mini computer, not much bigger than a pack of cards. runs on 5 volts, hes a 700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S core CPU and either 128 or 258 MiB memory. with a price tag of either $25 or $35 (depending on which memory you go for) it is going to be a computer that will appear in every home. storage space is going to be via an SD card slot, so whatever SD card you can afford is going to be the size of your drive on it.
there will also be USB and HDMI ports, and a few other features.
running Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Arch Linux it is going to be geared towards educational use, and open source development, and it should be on the shelves very soon
( details from raspberrypi.org/ )
so, my question… would mixxx be able to run on this simple little computer?
I am in the process of setting up a small online radio station, and aim on getting my hands on a raspberry pi at the first chance I get. i would love to use something like mixxx on it, enabling me to set up a station on something that is small and not draining lots of power, that can just run 24/7 sat in the corner of the room, left to its own devices. I am assuming that mixxx has an auto play feature, allowing it to just run through its playlist, mixing from one track to the next, all on its own, which means it would then be able to be a station that does not need to be manned 24/7.
if mixxx can run on something like this, then you will find bedroom dj’s popping up all over the place. I do not have the know how to adapt mixxx to this piece of kit, if it does not already run on it, so would be looking for something that can be used pretty much as supplied.
with the potential of raspberry pi, i think you guys could do well in developing a release especially for this cheap mini computer, and just a thought, it would be fantastic if it had the facility to stream already built into it (as i said, not explored it fully yet, so not sure if this facility is already in place).
at the price of this computer, i would buy 3 or 4, so i could run multiple stations at the same time, for different music tastes. at $25 a pop, everyone could be a radio star.
look forward to getting some feedback, and finding out if mixxx would posibbly work on the pi
cheers in advance