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 […]

18 July 2019

Raspbian Buster builds complete

An update on our last post, we have now completed a run of builds for Python 3.7 wheels for Raspbian Buster. Now, when you pip install something on Raspbian Buster, you’ll generally get a wheel for it, to the same extent you do for Jessie and Stretch. We now host 40k Python 3.4 wheels (Jessie), […]

7 July 2019

Raspbian Buster builds in progress

A while ago we had to stop building packages when we discovered an issue with our use of the cbor2 library. When packages were built by a builder Pi, we’d serialise the build info and send it in a message to the piwheels master, which would then send a message to the database. After suffering […]

24 June 2019

Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspbian Buster

Big news today: the Raspberry Pi 4 is out – and slightly ahead of the official release of Debian Buster, Raspbian Buster is released too. So what does this mean for piwheels? Raspberry Pi 4 The Raspberry Pi 4 is a huge step forward in performance. It’s a much faster computer. However, it’s not a […]