PiStar 4.0

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PiStar 4.0

Post by kb5wck » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:00 pm

Does anyone have a list of fixes/enhancements for version 4?
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Re: PiStar 4.0

Post by M1DNS » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:13 pm

Pistar downloads page:

Change log...

Change Log11-Jan-2019 **Version 4.0.0-RC2** - Available at the Beta download location 
    OS changed to Raspbian Stretch (from Jesse).
        Updating the base OS brings better support for a few things, and 
        some minor challenges too, but it should look / feel and work just 
        the same way it always did. 
    Image auto expand - the first time you boot a fresh image, it will auto 
        expand the file system, so that you dont have to, it all happens 
        pretty quickly, so much so that you might not even notice. 
    NTP Support Improved
        NTP support has been improved, Pi-Star should do a much improved 
        job of jumping to the correct time after boot up, and staying 
        on time correctly. 
    Current DStarRepeater / ircDDBGateway software, keeping Pi-Star close to 
        the bleeding edge for these platforms, including terminal support 
        for Icom radios that support it. 
    Unified image for all models of Raspberry Pi Foundation hardware, finally 
        bringing back the single image for all devices again, and taking 
        the Raspberry Pi 3B+ out of beta, also adding in support for the 
        Raspberry Pi 3A+ too. 
    Improved screen when booting up, its now more obvious that you should 
        not be using the console to interact with the Pi. I hope that 
        doing that will help first time users see what to do. 
    Additional hardening to nginx to stop it being broken by OS updates. 





Basically... natural progression. Moving pistar onto the current strech OS, pulling in and updates to the newer software resources and feature sets used in the image. And a few more tricks that have been learnt along the way.

Andrew M1DNS, (Mod)

Andrew M1DNS.
Pi-star Admin Team.

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