In short, i got a enviro +, but i cant use the device because of software dependencies.
So over all i really like and appreciate what the pimoroni is doing, however this issue has been eating me, wanted to some views on this.
So I see devices like rpi hats (example the enviro +) like usb devices, you can plug in to any RPI (with some software installs) and you should be able to use them. i believe this is important for novice or expert users. A user who installed a kodi/ubntu/dietpi should not need to re-install rasbian to use a hat that they bought, but thats what pimoroni are saying.
I use dietpi (its a minimal os) on my rpi’s (many benefits in my case), after I got by enviro + i spent hours fixing 1 dependency at a time, reaching partial functionality.
I pinged pimoroni support, their initial response was “the web page says use rabian os”, it is too much to ask for list of dependencies to be listed and shared with customer?
- not to mention they dont specify which version of rasbian (version number or lite or not)
Due to pimoroni not documenting their tools properly, all non rasbian users are thrown to the side to debug for no reason.
I only bought a few stuff from pimoroni, didnt have issues with them, is this a one time issue or does the above happen a lot?