What version of pistar on pi b+ and pi 3 b+

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What version of pistar on pi b+ and pi 3 b+

Post by ke4qdc » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:38 pm

Trying to help a friend get pistar going on one of his two pi boards. How is the beta experience on the pi 3 B+ or would it be better for a newbie to stick with a more stable pistar version

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Re: What version of pistar on pi b+ and pi 3 b+

Post by M0GLJ » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:40 pm

There is NO difference other than the BETA version for the 3B+ is modified for the RPi. Use the main stream version for any other RPi

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Re: What version of pistar on pi b+ and pi 3 b+

Post by GM7RYR » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:06 am

Follow on from the original post, I have a Pi A+ and it does not seem to boot from either the standard image or the image for the Pi B+ .

Is there some difference in the hardware that stops either image booting ?

The A+ boots and works fine with the New Raspbian image so it does not seem to be defective device issue .

Any one any experience of Pi Star on the A+ ?

Comments most welcome .


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Re: What version of pistar on pi b+ and pi 3 b+

Post by KE0FHS » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:55 am

Moglj Adrian, who is an Admin in the Pi-Star Users Support Group on Facebook, posted this one week ago in response to a question about the RPi 3a+:
Pi-star will always work on Raspberry Pi’s. the image should work with the new Pi and with the new version of Pi-Star it will. No question. Hope this helps

New version yet to be released but we are making good progress
So it sounds like our RPi 3a+ boards will be supported when Pi-Star v4 is released.

In a separate topic two weeks ago, Andy Taylor said this:
Pi-Star 4 is in the works, this will be pretty much as it is now, but with 3B+ support, the newer ircDDBGateway/DStarRepeater etc but the same dashboard - there may be some interim changes but its mostly what we already have.

Pi-Star 5 will come soon (ish) after that with a new dashboard.

So there is a lot in the works, and it depends a great deal on what else I am doing at the time.
Exciting times ahead!
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Re: What version of pistar on pi b+ and pi 3 b+

Post by MW0MWZ » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:43 pm

I'm about to update the 3B+ custom image to add in support for the 3A+ also, should be out in beta very soon.

Part of the delays with PS 4 have been longevity issues with Stretch, some of the OS changes really dont like the RO file system, but I really dont want to give it up :) I think have the last of those kinks worked out here... things are moving, all be it slowly.

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Re: What version of pistar on pi b+ and pi 3 b+

Post by WU0V » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:05 pm

When PS 4 comes out, will it be installable via the Pi-Star system (e.g. pistar-update/upgrade) or should I get ready to DL and burn a new image? Thought I’d read some speculation that PS 4 would be upgradeable from within.

Regardless of the answer, I’m happy that I decided to migrate to Pi-Star some 14 months ago. I’m frequently amazed at what the various coders involved have been able to implement. I keep being reminded of what Arthur C. Clark said: “Any technology sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic.” Thanks for keeping the magic coming, guys!

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