Application Software for ARM
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My apologies if this was posted already, or is in the wrong place.

There are many websites and app stores that list software for Linux.  However, I've noticed that many popular applications only run on x86 or do not run on ARM.

Is there a website that lists applications that run on ARM?  Or an ARM package manager?

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#2
The OS you install on your board should have a package manager installed and linked to repositories of packages. These packages will run on your board.

Certainly, any interpreted software (python, javascript, etc.) will run without compile or modification if you have an interpreter. Your distro should have interpreters for all common languages available in the package repositories.

Almost any other linux software you find will compile and run on ARM just fine, so if there's an application you want that is not available in your repositories you can just grab the source and compile just as you would in the same situation on x86. You may need to alter some compiler flags, but it should all compile just fine.
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(10-18-2019, 01:45 PM)Paraplegic Racehorse Wrote: Almost any other linux software you find will compile and run on ARM just fine, so if there's an application you want that is not available in your repositories you can just grab the source and compile just as you would in the same situation on x86. You may need to alter some compiler flags, but it should all compile just fine.

Building from sources isn't always easy.  If it were, there would be more packages available.  For example, a member here posted that Atom wouldn't build.  With products such as a Pinebook and Pinebook Pro, there going to be users who are not going to want to build anything from source.
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