Raspberry Pi software developers have finally brought into the limelight a Debian “wheezy” reference image for the USB PC device.
According to a blog post from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the release is relative to the Debian “squeeze” image and Raspberry Pi USB PC owners can try using it now. The organization warns that this is only a beta release so testers must provide feedback in terms of real-time experiences.
“Alex has produced a new reference image based on the upcoming Debian “wheezy” release,” writes Eben Upton, the Raspberry Pi creator, on the foundation’s blog.
“This incorporates Dom’s latest firmware, and numerous kernel patches for performance and stability. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be running a public beta program to identify major bugs, and in particular regressions relative to the existing Debian ‘squeeze’ image,” he added.
While this is only a beta release, Upton is quite sure that it will be worth the try, saying, “You will almost definitely find it a worthwhile upgrade.”
System recommendations include a 2GB SD card (4GB should give a more well suited room). Like all operating systems, the first boot should expectedly be very slow.