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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

6 months 1 week ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40887
I have decided to join the Raspberry Pi 4 club after all and have a 4GB model on the way.
I chose not to get the Odroid-N2 due to a few reasons.
1. Wide community adoption will have better long term support. *This was the determining factor.
2. It looks like it will have ample processing power
3. Better price.
4. Ubuntu MATE for RPi4 is officially in development

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6 months 1 week ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40896

Ihoujin wrote: I have decided to join the Raspberry Pi 4 club after all and have a 4GB model on the way.
I chose not to get the Odroid-N2 due to a few reasons.
1. Wide community adoption will have better long term support. *This was the determining factor.
2. It looks like it will have ample processing power
3. Better price.
4. Ubuntu MATE for RPi4 is officially in development


Can I ask, where you have seen that Ubuntu Mate for the rpi4 is officially in development, as I don’t think so...!!?

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6 months 1 week ago 6 months 1 week ago by Ihoujin.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40913

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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6 months 1 week ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40915

Ihoujin wrote: It was confirmed on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/ubuntu_mate/status/1145003787427504128
https://twitter.com/m_wimpress/status/1143834803986403328


Hmmm, I don’t think so, that Wimpress guy, can’t do anything until there is Ubuntu support, which he has no control over, he can’t start until that support is in place....

Read this and look at the last post...
ubuntu-mate.community/t/support-for-raspberry-pi-4/19757/8

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Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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6 months 1 week ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #40917
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I figured it would take some time. But it looks like it will be longer. But at least the devs have expressed they are looking into developing Ubuntu Mate for Pi4.

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
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PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.

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6 months 4 days ago 6 months 4 days ago by giorgio_ne.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41045

AstroNerd wrote:

Ihoujin wrote: It was confirmed on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/ubuntu_mate/status/1145003787427504128
https://twitter.com/m_wimpress/status/1143834803986403328


Hmmm, I don’t think so, that Wimpress guy, can’t do anything until there is Ubuntu support, which he has no control over, he can’t start until that support is in place....

Read this and look at the last post...
ubuntu-mate.community/t/support-for-raspberry-pi-4/19757/8


But that Wimpress guy is THE creator of Ubuntu Mate. This was also picked up by Forbes Magazine:
www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019...y-pi-4/#6affba7b9b4d
Also, by looking at the Ubuntu Core thread referenced in the Ubuntu Mate community forum, I see that an experimental Ubuntu Core 18 image for the Pi4 is now out (albeit only for dev purposes). Things are moving fast!!

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6 months 3 days ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41053

giorgio_ne wrote:

AstroNerd wrote:

Ihoujin wrote: It was confirmed on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/ubuntu_mate/status/1145003787427504128
https://twitter.com/m_wimpress/status/1143834803986403328


Hmmm, I don’t think so, that Wimpress guy, can’t do anything until there is Ubuntu support, which he has no control over, he can’t start until that support is in place....

Read this and look at the last post...
ubuntu-mate.community/t/support-for-raspberry-pi-4/19757/8


But that Wimpress guy is THE creator of Ubuntu Mate. This was also picked up by Forbes Magazine:
www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019...y-pi-4/#6affba7b9b4d
Also, by looking at the Ubuntu Core thread referenced in the Ubuntu Mate community forum, I see that an experimental Ubuntu Core 18 image for the Pi4 is now out (albeit only for dev purposes). Things are moving fast!!


Lol.... :) I do t think so, Wimpress is just a cog in a very big wheel.. :)

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
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6 months 3 days ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41060
I would say Martin Wimpress is a pretty important cog in the wheel. He is one of the co founders of Ubuntu MATE and now leads the project. More significantly for us, Wimpress is pretty much the only one working on Ubuntu MATE's Pi support and he can only work on that when Canonical doesnt have him doing all sorts of other things. It was a lack of his time as well as some technical issues that made the Pi3b+ ubuntu mate image take so long to get out. I am sure he would love some help. . .

wiki.ubuntu.com/MartinWimpress

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6 months 3 days ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41067
What are the arguments against using Raspbian Buster a Debian flavor.? It 's ready, it works, has a large community of active developers and users and has the LDXE environment. For me it's great.

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6 months 3 days ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41069
The argument against that is that there really only are KStars packages for Ubuntu which get built by Jasem. There are KStars packages for Raspbian and Debian but they are very old and don't contain the latest drivers etc. It is possible to build KStars and INDI yourself but that's tedious. See for instance

www.indilib.org/forum/ekos/5429-raspberr...all-indi-kstars.html


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6 months 3 days ago 6 months 3 days ago by AstroNerd.
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41073

han.k wrote: What are the arguments against using Raspbian Buster a Debian flavor.? It 's ready, it works, has a large community of active developers and users and has the LDXE environment. For me it's great.


No arguments here...
I am using it now with latest full INdI and Kstars, built from Source, running nicely, headless using XRDP to control from windows laptop, this is the only way to get the full 4K video over Remote Desktop, it won’t k over any VNC versions, the max with those Is HD... :)

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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6 months 3 days ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41074

rlancaste wrote: I would say Martin Wimpress is a pretty important cog in the wheel. He is one of the co founders of Ubuntu MATE and now leads the project. More significantly for us, Wimpress is pretty much the only one working on Ubuntu MATE's Pi support and he can only work on that when Canonical doesnt have him doing all sorts of other things. It was a lack of his time as well as some technical issues that made the Pi3b+ ubuntu mate image take so long to get out. I am sure he would love some help. . .

wiki.ubuntu.com/MartinWimpress


Look here at the last comment...
ubuntu-mate.community/t/support-for-raspberry-pi-4/19757/8

Stellarmate OS BETA on Raspberry pi4b
Skywatcher EQ8 pro
Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
Starlight Xpress SXVR H18, SXVR M25c, Lodestar Guide Camera
Pegasus Ultimate Hub for all USB & Power
Pegasus focus motors on both scopes

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