New OctoPi Release: 0.15.0


#1

Guy Sheffer has released OctoPi 0.15 - big thanks to him and also to everyone who helped test the release candidate and the nightly builds that went into this and reported back!

Apart from adding support for the Pi 3+ and of course shipping with the current stable OctoPrint version 1.3.8, 0.15 also contains the following changes:

  • Raspberrypi 3B+ support
  • octopi-wpa-supplicant.txt network settings now default
  • linux kernel 4.14 from new base image 2018-04-18-octopi-stretch-lite
  • debian stretch from new base image
  • Bug fixes

Developer Notes:

We have moved to build with CustomPiOS, which means that OctoPi has joined a larger build system which supports lots of modules and cool ways to configure and maintain debian-based IOT distros.

The most important change for anyone setting up a new OctoPi image now here is that the file used to configure your wifi has changed. You no longer have to edit octopi-network.txt (which is now non functional) but edit octopi-wpa-supplicant.txt. This change had to be introduced due to limitations of the old method with regards to certain network setups and also due to more and more incompatibility to the direction the Raspberry Pi Foundation is taking the underlying Raspbian base image.

The full release notes can be found at github.

You can download OctoPi 0.15.0 from the usual place. If you are asking yourself how to update from an earlier version of OctoPi, please read on.

“How do I update?”

There is currently no way to update from earlier OctoPi versions to a new version of that image. It’s not strictly necessary though - a new image basically means that if you have to setup a new instance you’ll start at a newer version of everything bundled with the image. Anything included on the image however can also be kept up to date without having to reflash. OctoPrint will have prompted you to update itself and will continue to do so, and most of the image itself can be kept up to date like every other Raspbian image.

So no pressing need to reflash!

If you want to however, make sure you back everything up. I might look into a way to automate this too.

Confused about the difference between OctoPi and OctoPrint? Read this!


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://octoprint.org/blog/2018/05/02/octopi-release-0-15-0/

OctoPrint, OctoPi and the Raspberry Pi 3+
#2

I'm running my Octopi on a Pi2 using a USB WiFi fro communications. I can't see any reason to upgrade this to a version of Octopi.


#3

Well, the truth is you don't really need to. There is no critical feature there.


#4

from a B+ users, thank you