Given one can't get a free PDF copy of MagPi 134 or HackSpace 71 until 19th of October I am guessing that's when Bookworm will be released.
Yep, but is that 19th Oct Oz time or 20th
Seems there could be some VNC issues, RealVNC might be ok.
New PiCore 14 with 6.x kernel is now out, I prefer that for 24/7 Linux but I never had a good GUI for it.
I tended toward webserver remote interfaces, HTML, CSS and some JS.
Not sure yet if Vulkan needs x11/Wayland, Imgui works with Vulkan.
Nah. Just disable wayland and switch back to X11.
Yep, Pi4 or 5 are probably fast enough for any Pygame app, just not fast booting.
I actually started my Pi GUI adventures with Pygame over a decade ago.
It is just that keeping a X11 Linux OS reliable is hard, especially in loaddump apps like automotive.
I ended up with Ultibo baremetal and OpenVG, but that won't work for Pi4 and Pi5, so the search is back on for a GUI method.
Re OP's requirements - Ultibo has still proven fastest booting and OpenVG for dial needle etc but only on the old VC4 Pi's.
A Pi5 does boot fast but 20secs is not even close to the Ultibo 2-3 secs.
VulkanSceneGraph will get compiled on the Pi5 when one shows up here
Will have to try some of the other suggestions on here, when a Pi5 magically appears.
Got to be a lite way to do GUIs for Pi4/5.
i refuse to learn QT, getting too old
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