ejolson wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:28 am
... there is still the requirement that Raspbian be compatible across the entire Raspberry Pi line.
This is the biggest problem. Do you create and maintain separate images that are model specific, or do you try and roll them into one version?
Raspbian images have become popular for their simplicity (just burn-n-boot), but people get confused already with just 3 images (light, desktop and full), and NOOBS vs images only adds to the confusion. This will only get worse with more images.
I think it's time to at least get rid of NOOBS in favor of PINN so there can be a standardized installation method which works regardless of filesystem or card size (burn image to card with Etcher).
Although we might need to come up with a new name, since the acronym won't make sense when NOOBS is no longer around.
As far as images go, I'd still like to have the option, but I don't know how much more work will be required to maintain both 32 & 64 bit images.
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups, and where is that annoying music coming from?