Pi 4 support progress and other package infos
One day I was in the middle of setting up things, but then started wondering: with all the devices RetroPie can run on, which packages might be available for the different platforms and which ones still missing?
So I cloned the repo, run through the install scripts, collected their platform flags and put together a little page for listing the packages: https://mmatyas.github.io/retropie-pkgflags/
Also added a progress bar to give a rough idea about the supported devices: with that it can also act as a progress tracker, which might help with reducing the number of Pi4 questions too.
Of course, I can't claim it's 100% accurate, as there are quite a few possible flags affecting whether a package is available on a device or not. The page is there purely for informative purposes. At the moment it's set to follow the fkms branch of RetroPie, and package details are automatically updated about once per day, if there's a change there.
Also in case this affects the main devs negatively, feel free to close this thread.
@fluffypillow actually quite interesting. Some stuff will always be platform specific of course. And some stuff although supported may not build still on certain platforms.
muldjord last edited by
Data is beautiful. This is pretty cool :) Nice work.
simpleethat last edited by
And here I thought this was going to be another "when's it going to be ready" thread and was pleasantly surprised by what I found.
It also nicely illustrates the number of packages we include in RetroPie and have to manage. It's a very small number of people who have complained loudly about progress. I am thankful for the patience and support of the majority of users.
As someone who’s keenly awaiting an “official” Pi4 release, who doesn’t want to be a bother (and I’ve pretty successfully followed the manual install steps anyway), I think this is really interesting.
I’d like to understand a little more what I’m looking at in the individual package sections; with respect to the Pi4, which columns are important and which aren’t?
Thanks, and keep up the great work!
I've said it and ill keep saying it. Fluffypillow is brilliant.
simpleethat last edited by
@fluffypillow could be handy to have this as part of RetroPie as an admin module (in the same manner we have for other things like API docs).
I had an info module which could output package licenses (was intending to expand it to incorporate other information also) - don't think I committed it actually, but something like this could be included in a similar manner.
Just an idea, no pressure to submit anything :-)
cyperghost last edited by
@BuZz Are there are any plans to integrate Pegasus into RetroPie (for Pi4) as default frontend?
Well I couldn't stop myself and ended up making a page for the licences too: https://mmatyas.github.io/retropie-pkglicences/
Now since we're talking about licences, there can even more real life inaccuracies compared to the package flags. The page uses only the info listed in the install scripts, and it cannot decide whether a package has, for example, dual licensing or mixed licences, or cases where a script downloads something (eg. most ES themes are noncommercial).
@BuZz sure, I'll see if I can make that the weekend.
@AndrewH in the case of Pi 4 the DRM/KMS and the ARMv8 columns are checked. For the others you can see them when you hover over the progress bars (yeah, that part isn't mobile friendly yet).
@fluffypillow That's very cool ! I clicked every link possible and found a few missing/wrong ones. I've also hunt down a few missing license and we'll try to add in a PR.
Now all we need is a graph of the download counts ;)
Swampy last edited by Swampy
@fluffypillow, here is an possible extension for your listing of the packages:
configuration/splash screens (not implemented in Pi 4 yet)
Sorry, found it!
Thank you very much for your hard work!