Building QEMU 8.0 on Raspberry Pi OS


Another passing year brings the 8th major release of the incredibly versatile emulation platform QEMU.

As always, the fastest, simplest way to get QEMU onto Raspberry Pi OS is via the default package manager. Unfortunately, version 5.2 – the version currently offered via the package manager – is almost 3 years out of date and an awful lot of development has occurred since.

Fortunately building QEMU 8.0 is not that difficult.

QEMU in the Raspberry Pi OS package manager…

…alas the offered version is incredibly out of date!

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Time Trumpet

In spite of the BBC’s apparent determination to completely blackhole it (really, no repeats ever?), it appears that there is a complete as-broadcast set of Iannucci’s Time Trumpet stashed away on YouTube.

You should watch it. Now. Because how else are you going to learn about the Great War between Tesco and Denmark? Or how Charlotte Church coughed up all of her organs? Or what happened to Chris Moyles…

Episode One

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