No news of Twister OS since the first stable version of the 64bit Raspberry Pi OS was released

Twister OS with Big Sur Dark theme

I must be jinxed. a little over a year ago i wrote an article about Twister OS, which although it has the initials "OS" in its name, is actually Raspberry Pi OS with a "suit" and special applications, such as RetroPie, which is installed by default, or tools to overclock the GPU. It's nice, everything works and it's worth using it, or deserved it, because they've been missing for a long time.

The latest news I have about it was not the best. There was part of the team that wanted to work to release a Twister OS based on the 64bit version of Raspberry Pi OS, and another part that preferred to stay in the 32bits that had worked so well up to now. The project is not as big as the raspberry one, they can't keep two options and that was a problem. A problem that continues to this day.

Twister OS has been in v2.1.2 for over a year

If we go to their website (which is not as well adapted as it could be if we visit it from mobile...), we can see that both Twister OS (the image for simple boards) and Twister UI (the script to install everything on top of Xfce) are in v2.1.2. XNUMX, the same one with which I made my kind of review at the end of 2021. If we go to Pi Labs YouTube channel, we also see that It's been more than a year since they updated its content.

So the only clear thing is that there is a break, but it is not known if it is permanent Or how long will it last? Personally, I don't know if those who decided to make the jump to 64bit are in another community, so if they have published something about their evolution, I have missed it. The only thing I know is that everything is stopped, and that they have also stopped the "UI" option compatible with systems like Xubuntu only increases the suspicions that the "suit" for Raspberry Pi OS could end up being abandoned.

But Twister OS is a very good option, and updates for most packages come directly from the Raspberry Pi OS. So if upgrading to 64bit isn't important, I'd say it's still worth it. There are also tutorials on how to install Twister UI on Raspberry Pi OS, with which we would have the best of both worlds. Still, it is not known what will happen to "UI". Let's hope the team stays on the project and come back sooner rather than later with an update. Our small plates will appreciate it.


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