Thanks for trying the new image. It’s still in beta, but for me it’s been working fine so far.
Yes it runs the full desktop. A few customers requested the desktop on the Pi 4, but I didn’t want to activate that because then customers might run other programs like the web browser and end up congesting the CPU so much that Kraken samples are lost and hence coherence is lost too. Then people end up wondering why the Kraken doesn’t work well.
But on the Pi 5 we have enough processing power that that shouldn’t be an issue.
I did notice restart and shutdown issues too, but that’s all to do with the Raspbian OS image, and not the Kraken.
Versus the Pi 4 you shouldn’t notice any difference in DoA performance. The Pi 4 already runs the DoA code at full speed. The main advantage is going to be a more snappy UI and faster boot.