Anticipated assist for Residence Assistant OS on the Raspberry Pi 5

On September 28, Raspberry Pi stunned the world (and, honestly, us) by saying the Raspberry Pi 5. This new board guarantees greater than twice the velocity of the Raspberry Pi 4 and is already out there for pre-order. Raspberry Pi expects to ship them to prospects by the tip of October.

Based on our analytics, a 3rd of all Residence Assistant customers at present use the Raspberry Pi 4 as their devoted Residence Assistant system. In reality, Residence Assistant OS is the third-most installed OS on Raspberry Pi boards basically. So, we suspect a lot of you eagerly await the brand new Raspberry Pi 5 to improve your Residence Assistant set up. We’re simply as enthusiastic about this new launch as you’re, and we are going to begin improvement for it as quickly as we obtain our pre-release boards from Raspberry Pi!

As we’ve not been a part of Raspberry Pi’s beta program, including assist for the Raspberry Pi 5 to Residence Assistant OS has not began but. At this level, it’s nonetheless onerous to estimate how a lot work it is going to be, however we need to stress that it is a main process that we need to get proper. Whereas beta variations shall be launched early, we at present don’t count on a steady launch to return out till the tip of this 12 months or early 2024.

Which means you can not run Residence Assistant OS on the Raspberry Pi 5 at launch. Different set up strategies that don’t use Residence Assistant OS can be found, however we solely suggest these for superior customers. If you happen to at present use Residence Assistant OS and have pre-ordered a Raspberry Pi 5, we suggest ready for a steady launch for the Raspberry Pi 5 to return out earlier than shifting your set up.

For house owners of Residence Assistant Yellow, Raspberry Pi has but to make any assertion a couple of potential Compute Module 5 primarily based on the Raspberry Pi 5. We will solely point out compatibility with Residence Assistant Yellow as soon as they supply details about a brand new Compute Module and its specs. We additionally need to level out that there have been 16 months between the discharge of the Raspberry Pi 4 and the discharge of the Compute Module 4. For these at present searching for Compute Module 4 to finish their Residence Assistant Yellow kits, we’re joyful to report that Compute Module 4 has turn into extra extensively out there once more, as seen on rpilocator.