Anticipated assist for Residence Assistant OS on the Raspberry Pi 5

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

In response to our analytics, a 3rd of all Residence Assistant customers presently 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 usually. So, we suspect lots 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 might be, and we are going to begin improvement for it as quickly as we obtain our pre-release boards from Raspberry Pi!

As we have now 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 exhausting to estimate how a lot work it will likely be, however we wish to stress that this can be a main process that we wish to get proper. Whereas beta variations can be launched early, we presently don’t count on a secure launch to return out till the tip of this yr or early 2024.

Meaning you can’t 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. When you presently use Residence Assistant OS and have pre-ordered a Raspberry Pi 5, we suggest ready for a secure launch for the Raspberry Pi 5 to return out earlier than shifting your set up.

For homeowners of Residence Assistant Yellow, Raspberry Pi has but to make any assertion a few 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 wish 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 presently searching for Compute Module 4 to finish their Residence Assistant Yellow kits, we’re completely satisfied to report that Compute Module 4 has grow to be extra extensively out there once more, as seen on rpilocator.