@Sherif While the “hope” is to have Rocky run on many boards, the “goal” of this poll is to identify several boards where we have both SIG/AltArch engineers and Testing Team members which have access/own the boards that we can better test, verify, and assist in issues within the community. We have too few with access to many of these SBC’s and some of the SBC’s we only have one or two who have them. Getting all of them for both SIG/AltArch and Testing members is too much work/cost at the moment but if we can identify a handful of them and grow as the community desires then that’s a more reasonable goal.
I recently had a commercial project that I originally intended to do with Raspberry Pi 3B+ but when I tried to procure some, I found that nearly all models of R-Pi are in short supply and unreasonably priced. As I researched options for viable replacements, one board came to the forefront.
I think the Radxa Rock 4 SE is deserving of support. It is one of the newer boards (released in 2022) in the general form factor and function of the R-Pi 3B+, is available at reasonable cost, and poses the best alternative to replace short supply R-Pi 3B+ for many purposes. The challenge is to fully support the hardware, especially the two high speed high power cores and the four lower speed, lower power cores. I think the Radxa Rock 4 C and C+ would also use the same or similar image and provide R-Pi 4 form and fit. I think the 4 C+ is supposed to be form and fit for the R-Pi 4, the 4 C and 4 SE have the processor and memory on the bottom of the board requiring more clearance for heatsinks than regular Pi cases provide.
I have a Rock 4 SE I can test with. I also have a Libre Computer Le Potato as well as R-Pi 3, 3B+ to test with.
The Le Potato is attractive from the standpoint that it will drop into a regular Pi 3 case without modification, but the lack of on-board bluetooth and WiFi is limiting its ability to generally replace R-Pi 3B+.
Let me know if you need my help on the testing team. --Steve–