AN UPDATE FROM RPI_MIKE: RASPBERRY PI 4 AND RASPBIAN BUSTER
Until just two weeks ago, my automated script built a state-of-the-art, GPU-accelerated software suite with the most advanced Raspberry technologies available — the Raspberry Pi 3 and the Raspbian Stretch operating system.
That all changed on June 24, 2019.
On that epic day, the Raspberry Pi Foundation simultaneously launched two fundamentally new and exciting technologies — the Raspberry Pi 4 and the Raspbian Buster operating system.
That's a lot for one day — new hardware AND new software!
As I clearly indicate in my current instructions, my automated script is specifically designed to work on the Raspberry 3 with Raspbian Stretch. And it continues to work just fine on that platform. But it will NOT work on the brand-new Raspbian Buster — on either the Raspberry 3 or the Raspberry 4.
With more than 90,000 views of my tutorial, I know that many people around the world have come to enjoy my custom-built software suite. I never expected such an enthusiastic response when I signed up on this website 19 months ago and randomly published my work — which also happened to be my very first post on this site!
Going forward, I will maintain my established practice of supporting the latest hardware. After all, this is very intense multimedia software with more than one million lines of code. So it only makes sense that I focus my one-man resources on the best technology available.
That means the next generation of my script will be designed exclusively for the Raspberry Pi 4.
I will, however, keep the existing version of my script as an archived post.
I've already built a working prototype of the software on the RPi 4. So far, for the most part, I like what I see.
But I just got my shiny new Raspberry a week ago and Buster still has some teething issues. That's to be expected with any major new generation of technology.
And as some of you may know, I have other projects going on as well — like my image-viewing solution that's pinned to the top of this room as a "sticky".
So, what happens next?
I'm going to let the dust settle for a while as the Foundation continues to refine Buster.
I will then publish an entirely new generation of my script with even more software than before.
It may be a week or it may be a month. I'll see how it goes.
Whatever the case, I'd rather do it right than do it fast!
Stay tuned my fellow nerds,