Raspbian operating system for Raspberry Pi receives another update

Simon Long has just posted on the Raspberry Pi Foundation blog about the latest update to the Raspbian operating system. The main changes are as follows:

  • A new taskbar icon and user interface for connecting Bluetooth devices.
  • Support from Bluetooth audio (with some caveats).
  • An SD card copier utility.
  • The inclusion of the pigpio library.
  • The inclusion of the Geany IDE/editor.
  • A kernel upgrade to 4.4.
  • A new shutdown/reboot dialog box.
  • Automatic expansion of the filesystem on first boot.
  • Automatic installation of wpa_supplicant.conf (wi-fi connection settings) on boot.

The update is available via the Downloads page. If you’re running the latest version of Jessie, type the following into a terminal to install the updates:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install piclone geany usb-modeswitch

More detail about the changes and updates are available here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.