Developers and makers that own the awesome Adafruit PiTFT screen that has been specifically designed to be used with the Raspberry Pi mini PC. May be interested to know that a new firmware beta release has been made available to support the latest Raspberry Pi 2 computer.
Adafruit has been hard at work making sure that the PiTFT screen supports the new Raspberry Pi 2 computer as well as improving performance and easier installation on the previous computers launched by the raspberry Foundation.
A new installation beta release package for all models of PiTFT that includes the 2.2″, 2.8″ resistive, 2.8″ capacitive, and 3.5″ resistive screens is now available to download and try out. Adafuit explains :
“Hey everyone, as you know, the Pi Foundation recently released a new Raspberry Pi 2 and with it also did a fairly major upgrade to the Pi processor and kernel setup. In order to properly support the Pi going forward, we need to have the latest firmware and kernel. Also, the Pi has moved to device tree overlays, a new way of handling external hardware!
Please note we’ve done quite a bit of testing but this is still a beta, so don’t run this on your ultra-valuable Pi installation with all your important and irreplaceable manuscripts!”
For more information on the new PiTFT screen firmware jump over to the Adafruit GutHub website for details and the ability to download the latest beta release to try with your PiTFT screen.
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