piwheels blog

28 May 2020

Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit (aarch64)

Today, Raspberry Pi announced the launch of a new 64-bit version of their operating system, which is now named “Raspberry Pi OS” rather than “Raspbian”. Currently, piwheels does not support the 64-bit image, as we do not currently build or host aarch64 wheels. However, pip will still work without users needing to change their pip […]

6 May 2020

Legacy domain deprecated

When piwheels first launched in 2017, we used the default domain provided by Mythic Beasts’ Pi cloud:, however, we quickly acquired the domain and this became the canonical URL. As of 2020-05-05 the domain is no longer in service. Please update your configuration to point at, specifically: [global] extra-index-url=