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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced

5 months 6 days 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.

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5 months 15 hours ago 5 months 15 hours 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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5 months 10 hours 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.. :)

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5 months 3 hours 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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4 months 4 weeks 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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4 months 4 weeks 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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4 months 4 weeks ago 4 months 4 weeks 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... :)

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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
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4 months 4 weeks 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

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Meade series 5000 80mm triplet Apo & Meade 8” SCT (de-forked)
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4 months 4 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41078
I agree - RPI3b+ was late (and some of us are still having problems with it using the Beta.2 :-( ) so how much later is RPI4 going to be if RPI3b+ isn't fully released yet. The guy has only so much time and compared to Raspbian seems to lack people resources.

Maybe Jasem has the same problem in supporting Raspbian versions ?

But at least Raspbian comes out with the new hardware - even if it still has a few problems.

If its a case of "someone" doing the donkey work to get a supported Raspbian version with automatic updates as per the present Ubuntu Mate (not compiling from some) I would stick my hand up to help in some way.

Frustrating I guess for all :-)

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4 months 4 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41142
So what are my limitations now to using Raspbian with the Pi4 for dedicated Astro? The Pi4 4gig is sitting on my desk and I sort of just realized that the normal astro distro platforms like MATE won't be ready for awhile.

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4 months 4 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41156

kaydubbed wrote: So what are my limitations now to using Raspbian with the Pi4 for dedicated Astro? The Pi4 4gig is sitting on my desk and I sort of just realized that the normal astro distro platforms like MATE won't be ready for awhile.

No limitations it does work very well....
It’s just updating that’s a bit more long winded....
:)

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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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4 months 4 weeks ago
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New Raspberry pi 4 anounced #41160
Personally, I prefer it to Ubuntu Mate, but you need to build it yourself.

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