I’m really liking DietPi- so much quicker than the standard images!
I’ve recently been using a Home Automation package called Domoticz (http://domoticz.com/) which works really well with the Raspberry Pi. They supply an image for the Raspberry Pi, but it doesn’t seem to be as up to date or fast as DietPi.
Could Domoticz be added to the DietPi software list?
I’m going to try and build Domoticz myself on a DietPi image but my Linux skills are Newbie level only really. Be great if it could become an optional add on install for the Raspberry Pi
Forget my previous post. Since upgrading DietPi is impossible I think it’s better to move to a distro with a some more reliable lifetime.
A domotica system should be updated regularly and not reinstalled with all troubles it comes with.
It was nice while it lasts…
Well, first of all I do not want to make this into a negative thread. All the voluntiers deserve credit for all the good work. I can understand why (some) people are happy with DietPi. I was too until version 6 came.
What really stops me from using DietPi is the ease of which the developpers tell you to do a fresh install and there is no upgrade possible. I have some DietPi installations on remote locations which are not updatable anymore and are physically unreachable for some time. On the first occasion I will switch to a distro with a longer expected lifetime than DietPi.
Since I made a +1 to add Domoticz to DietPi I think it is fair to tell why for me it doesn’t work anymore.
Again, I do not want to be negative but on the other hand would like to tell why I think the current policy of DietPi is not suitable for reliable systems.
The only fresh install I’ve ever had to do of DietPi was from 1.59 to 6.x, otherwise it has always easily upgraded with each release. Perhaps you’ve missed the memo, see below. Sometimes a bit of progress requires a little bit of extra effort.
No, I didn’t miss the memo. In fact that underlines my opinion. Many users are unhappy of the absence of an upgrade. Ditching a -1 version within a few days and not even taking the time to get rid of the damn Xmas tree in a “non manual intervention by the user manner” shows the lack of empathy by the devs. How good these coding guys are, without this kind of empathy large companies (including our one) will never hire them.
That said, I still do not want to be negative. If you like this way of releasing software, please keep using and supporting DietPi.
No need to get over it and don’t tell me what to do. If you have read my posts, for all of my remote locations I’m forced to visit the location and replace DietPi with a distro with a more reliable expected lifetime. Evidently I would not have chosen DietPi if reinstalling is the only way to upgrade (my bad). I even don’t understand why the devs call it an upgrade.
As said before I don’t want to be negative and there is nothing wrong with DietPi but it’s not suitable for me anymore. That’s all.