Linux News Today: Anyone Can Now Port Ubuntu Linux for Raspberry Pi 3 with Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker
We believe that you already know about the surprise launch of the Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computer today, February 29, 2016, and it appears that developers had early access to the board.
Martin Wimpress, the leader of the Ubuntu MATE Linux operating system, had the great pleasure of informing Softpedia just a few minutes ago that he updated the Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker tool introduced by us in December 2015 to support porting of Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and Ubuntu Server OSes for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
It appears that Martin Wimpress had early access to the Raspberry Pi 3 board, thanks to the awesome people at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, so he had three days to update his Ubuntu MATE 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating system for Raspberry Pi 3, as well as to the powerful Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker tool.
“The Raspberry Pi 3 is available. The Raspberry Pi Foundation set me a unit on Friday night and I’ve been working with them over the weekend to make sure Ubuntu MATE, and other flavours, have day 1 support,” said Martin Wimpress exclusively for Softpedia.
Ubuntu Flavours for the Raspberry Pi 3
The Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker 15.10.3 release brings support for the Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Server (minimal), and Ubuntu Server (standard) flavors of the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu Linux, and it is available for download right now from the project’s official website.
As expected, Raspberry Pi 3’s integrated Wi-Fi is supported, along with its Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) specification by updating the BlueZ package to version 5.35. However, the team notes that fact that Raspberry Pi 3’s integrated Bluetooth is now working properly, but they promise that a workaround will be released very soon.