I’m pleased to announce that v3.2.2 of Sonic Pi for the new Raspberry Pi OS is now available with support for the new 8Gb Raspberry Pi 4.
This is the result of a huge amount of work by @robin.newman who has single-handedly built, tested and polished this release. Thank-you so much, Robin.
It’s very easy to install this new release on your Raspberry Pi. Simply download and double-click the deb file. Alternatively, for those of you that love to live in the terminal run the following commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt install ./sonic-pi_3.2.2_4_armhf.deb
This release replaces the existing v3.1 release of Sonic Pi which ships on Raspberry Pi OS which apart from being over 2 years old has a number of known issues including missing MIDI and OSC functionality and lack of headphone jack support.
We have sent this new release to Raspberry Pi, but unfortunately they decided not to accept and distribute it, preferring to continue to ship their v3.1 build. They have recently adopted a more stricter acceptance policy and will now only accept so-called “Debian Source Packages”. Unfortunately we don’t currently have the resources or knowledge to create source packages - although we do now have a much improved build system.
If any of you would like to contribute by creating a source package, we would absolutely love to talk so we can get all of the huge amount of work from the last few years into the hands of Raspberry Pi users without having to manually install anything.
Thanks again to Robin and I hope you have huge amounts of fun with Sonic Pi on the platform it was first designed on and for!
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