The new Raspberry Pi 4 is here !!!!!
Holy cow, this is real? 😛 Super interesting specs. Do we know if it will still require proprietary gpu blobs just to boot? Sounds like its very power hungry too.
I also think I would have rather had a single full size hdmi than 2 micros.
@kelbot yeah these seem to be the most common complaints so far, as far as I know the proprietary blobs are still there. But overall they have vastly improved the Pi specs 4GB RAM is amazing
The power requirements will be a big consideration for me in whether I use the Pi 4 for some things. Part of the great thing about the previous Pi's is being able to use any decent usb adapter I already have.
@kelbot I believe they moved to USB -C because most phones are now USB -C and so you can use those chargers . But as you say it is alot more power hungry
Yeah, its not a surprising choice but there are quite a few use cases where the spec bump will not be needed and the power use will be a no go. On the other hand, the Pi 4 may end up being the best arm SBC desktop experience hands down.
"One notable step forward is that for Raspberry Pi 4, we are retiring the legacy graphics driver stack used on previous models. Instead, we’re using the Mesa “V3D” driver developed by Eric Anholt at Broadcom over the last five years. This offers many benefits, including OpenGL-accelerated web browsing and desktop composition, and the ability to run 3D applications in a window under X. It also eliminates roughly half of the lines of closed-source code in the platform."
@PINE64 @jbob @kelbot I think that this is how it should be though, I know its not on par with Raspberry Pi, yet! But a community that is passionate about the platform and what it stands for ethincally, will progress it as a strong platform.
I would be more than happy to contribute back to pine64 docs also. Although my experience is extremely limited in this area.
I find that I'm drawn to the #pine64 project, I would gladly join the community .
I know how to do it using raspberry Pi's but it would be great to use your products . The only problem I'm finding is an amplifier addon board similar to Hifiberry to get the set up working.
@GreyLinux @jbob @kelbot You mean like this? https://store.pine64.org/?product=rock64-stereo-audio-dac-add-on-board
Yeah something like that! however a little closer to this https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/boards/hifiberry-amp2/
I have no need for the RCA sockets.
I'm thinking of starting a thread on the forum to discuss what options are available .
The basic setup would be SBC's with volumio OS, amp addon board with Ethernet server and WiFi clients , I could use the pine H64 board and possibly built an amp addon? The idea is to make a self contained speaker , one for each room .
I have partially done this and have has plans to do more of it in a more polished way than I am currently. In fact I have all the parts to build 2 small single speaker cabinets. All the audio hats/addon boards I've seen tend to be overpriced so I plan on using a small amplifier module and just wiring it up. I also have one amp module I found that has a 5v output on it so I can power the SBC from the amp board to avoid extra wires.
No. I still don't have a blog but i'm thinking about starting one. Right now I have a pi 3 outputting to a portable speaker, and I hook my phone and PocketCHIP up to other speakers at times. My long term plan is to have a small attractive self-contained speaker in each room of the house.
@kelbot yeah I read abit about this in an article I saw regarding the previous models, drivers ! I think the accelerated web browser benefit might finally allow for a decent browser experience, especially using firefox !
In use I expect it to be a much improved experience. Just a bummer that they don't really care about making it fully open.
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