Update to Raspbian desktop includes Scratch 2.0 and a new Python IDE

Simon Long has just posted on the Raspberry Pi website about an update to Raspbian that has just been released. The following changes have been implemented:

  • Scratch 2.0 (offline version) pre-installed, including ability to do physical computing!
  • Thonny IDE for Python pre-installed (a new IDE which gives a nicer experience than the popular IDLE IDE).
  • New icon set with thinner outlines.

Also released is an x86 image of the update, allowing both live-booting from a USB stick and wipe-and-installation.

Simon also announced that software development is well under way for the new version of Raspbian, based on Debian Stretch.

Read more about the update here and download the new Raspbian image here.

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