I'm starting to doubt the philosophy of Cubietech. Of course, it is important to make improvements (like the upgrade from CB1 to CB2 for example). BUT:
Our community is still not very big. There are only a very few people who have the skills to develope things or share their distros with the rest of the "normal" members. Ikeeki has left (thanks for all!) and patwood has a lot of other things to do.
So, where the hell is the advantage to blast out one new board after another, when the OS developement process for the other boards is far away from being finished?!
Don't you think that there is a reason
, why there appear posts like "What is the best distro for..." or "Is it possible to..." almost every week?! There are so many questions in the forum which stay unanswered. The community is badly spread over different hardware with to many different OS.
What do you think people will do, when they see, that their boards are obselete one month after the bought it?! Do you think the will immediately by the newer one?! I don't think so. I
will keep my "old" CB2.
I think I know the reason of success of boards like the RPi: it is ONE board, ONE community. Similar constellation for other boards. And even for other whole companies!
I can only speak for myself, but I feel some kind of fooled. It is already feelable, that the support for the CB1 and CB2 is running out. There is almost no compatibility between the boards, so if the developement process goes on for the newer boards (IF it goes on...) the older boards are obelete and the owners will be left behind.
I will NOT buy a CT or a CB4 or whatever. As long as my CB2 fulfills my needs, I will keep it.
Sorry for sharing my bad mood with you, but thats how it look like. If you don't agree, please show me a counter-example. Otherwhise I don't care