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Re: HOWTO: Run the Meteohub image on the Pi 3B+: Meteohub Frankenkernel edition

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:01 am
by BigAlT
Because of the lack of support for any RPI newer than the 3B and the necessity of using SLC micro SD cards in the RPI and SLC USB thumb drives for data storage for reliable long term operation, I switched from my Meteohub RPI to both a Meteobridge Nano SD in my Vantage Pro2 and a WiFi Logger in my Vantage Vue. Both replace the Davis USB Data Logger and connect directly to your router via WiFi. Both work great. The Nano SD has more capabilities than the WiFi Logger but does cost substantially more. Both upload data to most of the weather services. Firmware upgrades to the WiFi Logger are unlimited while the Nano SD will require a new subscription after 2 years ( the price has not been announced). The Nano SD has 1 or 2 GB of on board memory in an SLC micro SD card for historical data storage.

Re: HOWTO: Run the Meteohub image on the Pi 3B+: Meteohub Frankenkernel edition

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:11 am
by Ag2000CO
And maybe Boris will make as very happy pulling out a Meteohub version that runs natively on Pi3 B Plus....
If your going to ask why not the Raspberry Pi 4 B?

Which my give a clue. Developing/maintaining software for someone else's changing OS and hardware takes a lower priority when you have your own established HW & SW base that always requires improvement.

Would be nice. But just say'n

Re: HOWTO: Run the Meteohub image on the Pi 3B+: Meteohub Frankenkernel edition

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:46 am
by rainrainrain
I've been looking at switching to WeeWX, runs on any Unix system - I'm planning to use an ODroid N2 or XU4, much better hardware than a Pi and with eMMC storage if you're worried about data safety - and supports the Meteostick which is needed to get data off Davis sensors. Currently my Frankenkernel Pi setup is working OK, but I can never update or upgrade it, and if anything ever goes south I need a plan B to keep going.

Re: HOWTO: Run the Meteohub image on the Pi 3B+: Meteohub Frankenkernel edition

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:53 am
by HansR
Yes, @rainrainrain, I see what you're doing. And I think you're right.
Nice choices those WeeWx with Odroid. I will look into that one as well as porting from Cumulus is possible and the eMMC seems a safer option.
Still, I do not understand the difficulty of moving meteohub to RPi upgrades. That points to bad design.
Best,