This release is all about the BrickPi. Dexter Industries has recently released a new version of their MINDSTORMS compatible kit for Raspberry Pi called the BrickPi3. This kernel release adds support for this new board.
The BrickPi3 has better motor control and improved EV3 sensor support. There
are a few missing features for complete ev3dev compatibility, like no speed
control when using the
run-to-*-pos commands and only the
is working on the motor
state attribute. But, the firmware is easy to update
on the Brickpi3 (unlike the older BrickPi’s), so these issues could be fixed
in future firmware updates.
We have also added a workaround for the popular mindsensors.com IMU sensor to get it working on the older BrickPi and BrickPi+. Shout-out to @bmegli for this!
If you are using EV3 or BeagleBone, the only changes are upstream kernel fixes from the 4.4 stable kernel.
In this round of releases, we have:
v4.4.47-19-ev3dev-rpifor Raspberry Pi 0/1.
v4.4.47-19-ev3dev-rpi2for Raspberry Pi 2/3.
You can also find this kernel in snapshot build