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long live Rpi2b

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:53 am
by cjan
since chromium update to -rpt5, now can play 1080p youtube on full screen smooth.
so stay Rip2b, and so long 3b 3b+ 4b :D

Re: long live Rpi2b

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:00 am
by W. H. Heydt
cjan wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:53 am
since chromium update to -rpt5, now can play 1080p youtube on full screen smooth.
so stay Rip2b, and so long 3b 3b+ 4b :D
So...which version of the Pi2B are you using?

Re: long live Rpi2b

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:52 am
by cjan
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:00 am
cjan wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:53 am
since chromium update to -rpt5, now can play 1080p youtube on full screen smooth.
so stay Rip2b, and so long 3b 3b+ 4b :D
So...which version of the Pi2B are you using?
original one, 1.1 ?

Re: long live Rpi2b

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:02 am
by W. H. Heydt
cjan wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:52 am
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:00 am
cjan wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:53 am
since chromium update to -rpt5, now can play 1080p youtube on full screen smooth.
so stay Rip2b, and so long 3b 3b+ 4b :D
So...which version of the Pi2B are you using?
original one, 1.1 ?
You state that as if you aren't sure. While, I personally have quite a few Pi2Bv1.1 boards, I consider them the have a potentially limited lifespan, as--eventually--there will be a 64-bit Raspbian that won't run on the Pi2Bv1.1, but will on the Pi2Bv1.2. Of course, being 70, I may not live long enough for this to be a problem.

Re: long live Rpi2b

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:01 am
by B.Goode
"Re: long live Rpi2b"
Obsolescence Statement
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B will remain in production until at least January 2022
Ref: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... 2-model-b/

Re: long live Rpi2b

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:53 pm
by W. H. Heydt
B.Goode wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:01 am
"Re: long live Rpi2b"
Obsolescence Statement
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B will remain in production until at least January 2022
Ref: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... 2-model-b/
I was thinking rather longer term than that.

Re: long live Rpi2b

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:09 pm
by B.Goode
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:53 pm
B.Goode wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:01 am
"Re: long live Rpi2b"
Obsolescence Statement
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B will remain in production until at least January 2022
Ref: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... 2-model-b/
I was thinking rather longer term than that.


Oops! Sorry W.H. - that was thoughtless...



Of course, there is no reason to think that both you and RPi2b boards will not have a fulfilling and productive life well beyond that date!

Re: long live Rpi2b

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:13 pm
by W. H. Heydt
B.Goode wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:09 pm
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:53 pm
B.Goode wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:01 am
"Re: long live Rpi2b"


Ref: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... 2-model-b/
I was thinking rather longer term than that.


Oops! Sorry W.H. - that was thoughtless...



Of course, there is no reason to think that both you and RPi2b boards will not have a fulfilling and productive life well beyond that date!
Well... I *probably* have a decent chance to get past my 73 birthday...maybe. (One great-grandfather lived from 1843 to 1936, which included being a cvalaryman for pretty much the duration of the US Civil War.)

I expect the Pi2Bv1.1 to *work* for a good deal longer than that, and for the Pi2Bv1.2 to be functionally supported *way* beyond that date, as it should be able to run the eventual 64-bit Raspbian.

Re: long live Rpi2b

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:48 pm
by DavidS
I wish that the 2B v1.1 was still available. We have an ARMv6 and an ARMv8 though nothing inbetween since the SoC was updated on the 2B.

They are not replacable, so I do not use mine at all, as they are no more.

Though it apears that the RPi 1B+/1A+/Zero are still doing well, so it is unlikely for Raspbian to be upgrade to remove support for them in the forseable future.

You may note that they say that the BCM2835 based RPi's are supposed to stay in production until at least January of 2022, and I would expect longer if demand is high enough (which I suspect it will be still).

Re: long live Rpi2b

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:28 pm
by W. H. Heydt
DavidS wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:48 pm
I wish that the 2B v1.1 was still available. We have an ARMv6 and an ARMv8 though nothing inbetween since the SoC was updated on the 2B.
How many do you want? https://www.alliedelec.com/product/rasp ... /70465426/
They are not replacable, so I do not use mine at all, as they are no more.
See above.
Though it apears that the RPi 1B+/1A+/Zero are still doing well, so it is unlikely for Raspbian to be upgrade to remove support for them in the forseable future.
The Pi3A+ is probably a near-universal replacement for the A+. Likewise the Pi2B (either version) for the B+. The Pi0/Pi0W is the board that is really the brake on any upgrade, and if a new SoC was found for that, it could--if all fails--be used for an A+ and B+ direct upgrade as well.
You may note that they say that the BCM2835 based RPi's are supposed to stay in production until at least January of 2022, and I would expect longer if demand is high enough (which I suspect it will be still).
Unless a 64-bit capable SoC is found that is suitable for the Pi0. In that case, pretty much all bets are off.

Re: long live Rpi2b

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:45 am
by rpdom
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:28 pm
Though it apears that the RPi 1B+/1A+/Zero are still doing well, so it is unlikely for Raspbian to be upgrade to remove support for them in the forseable future.
The Pi3A+ is probably a near-universal replacement for the A+. Likewise the Pi2B (either version) for the B+. The Pi0/Pi0W is the board that is really the brake on any upgrade, and if a new SoC was found for that, it could--if all fails--be used for an A+ and B+ direct upgrade as well.
You may note that they say that the BCM2835 based RPi's are supposed to stay in production until at least January of 2022, and I would expect longer if demand is high enough (which I suspect it will be still).
Unless a 64-bit capable SoC is found that is suitable for the Pi0. In that case, pretty much all bets are off.
Hmm, upgrade the BCM2835 with a single 64-bit ARM core for Zero+ and CM1+? Costs would be high, not sure it would be justified. It might also lose compatibility with a fair bit of existing software.
[edit] Somehow I really messed up the quoting on my post. Apologies.