Debian 8 Jessie Stable released 25th April 2015


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by fruitoftheloom » Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:00 am
https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150426

Finally after 2 years Jessie with SystemD is released as stable.

""A total of ten architectures are supported: 32-bit PC / Intel IA-32 (i386), 64-bit PC / Intel EM64T / x86-64 (amd64), Motorola/IBM PowerPC (powerpc for older hardware and ppc64el for the new 64-bit (little-endian)), MIPS (mips (big-endian) and mipsel (little-endian)), IBM S/390 (64-bit s390x) and for ARM, armel and armhf for old and new 32-bit hardware, plus arm64 for the new 64-bit AArch64 architecture.""
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by acewiza » Tue May 12, 2015 10:01 pm
Certainly long-awaited great news! Now how long must I wait to get going with my new Pi2, and what is wrong with this picture?

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by W. H. Heydt » Tue May 12, 2015 11:24 pm
Nothing is wrong with that picture. Debian doesn't directly support ARMv6, which is what A+, B+ and earlier Pis use. As a result, it will take time before Jessie is ready to go for Pis.
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by rpdom » Wed May 13, 2015 5:28 am
W. H. Heydt wrote:Debian doesn't directly support ARMv6, which is what A+, B+ and earlier Pis use.

True.
it will take time before Jessie is ready to go for Pis.

Also, true, but not for that reason.

Jessie is available in Raspbian for all models of Pi, but there are still some issues with running it. Nothing to do with ARMv6 support at all, just some software that doesn't play nice at the moment.

I've been running Raspbian Jessie on a model A and a B2.0 for several months now. :)
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by fruitoftheloom » Wed May 13, 2015 5:36 am
rpdom wrote:
W. H. Heydt wrote:Debian doesn't directly support ARMv6, which is what A+, B+ and earlier Pis use.


Debian ARMEL ARMEabi supported ARMv6. https://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiPort ;)

Debian ARMHF not supported ARMv6 ;)
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by erotavlas » Wed May 13, 2015 7:50 am
I'm also interested about this topic. When is Raspbian Jessie planned to be released?
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by ShiftPlusOne » Wed May 13, 2015 7:56 am
I don't mean to be curt, but when it's ready. I'll see if I can make progress easier to follow for the curious (nightly images or something).
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by BMS Doug » Wed May 13, 2015 8:04 am
ShiftPlusOne wrote:I don't mean to be curt, but when it's ready.


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by acewiza » Wed May 13, 2015 2:52 pm
BMS Doug wrote:
ShiftPlusOne wrote:I don't mean to be curt, but when it's ready.

Because nothing makes a journey more pleasant than small children vibrating excitedly while shrieking "Are we nearly there yet?"

Are you aware of small children who understand issues surrounding installation of operating systems to take advantage of the benefits a given hardware architecture has to offer?

We don't have them here, but then again, did such creatures exist, I suppose all in the name of good fun they'd be quite happy to install old software on new hardware and never know the difference. :lol:
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by gkreidl » Wed May 13, 2015 3:08 pm
ShiftPlusOne wrote:I don't mean to be curt, but when it's ready. I'll see if I can make progress easier to follow for the curious (nightly images or something).


Take your time. Stability is more important than anything else.
BTW, Raspbian is more stable than any of my Ubuntu desktop installations.
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by ShiftPlusOne » Wed May 13, 2015 3:22 pm
gkreidl wrote:BTW, Raspbian is more stable than any of my Ubuntu desktop installations.

A debian base certainly helps
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by ckleea » Mon May 18, 2015 11:11 pm
I have been able to make a fresh install of Jessie on Raspberry Pi 1 B and Pi 2 using the netinstaller script from https://github.com/debian-pi/raspbian-ua-netinst

So far no problem at all. Only I need to learn to work with systemd and readjust some of the start up scripts.

I use it primarily as a small linux based server.
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