Thousands of hours have been invested to stabilize supported board images
Hundreds of Linux kernel and user space related bug fixes completed by the Armbian team
Added support for new boards
Established new Maintainers
Our first priority is to support and enhance the Community. To that goal, Armbian releases updates and bug fixes from our Contributors on a regular basis. We are excited to add support for the following new boards:
Orange Pi R1+ LTS
Radxa Rock 3A
And to announce new Maintainers and movement to supported status the following boards:
Radxa Rock Pi 4
A complete list of bug fixes and updates are linked below.
Community Call to Action:
As an Armbian Community member or user you know that we support many different single board computers, with each release requiring a significant investment of time, effort and money. While most Linux distributions can create a single build and then release their distribution, we must test our releases against many different hardware platforms which is much more time consuming and makes providing consistent stable images more challenging. We are able to develop new and updated releases due to the significant contribution of time from our Maintainers, developers and limited donations.
At present our funding and Community time contributions allows us to complete one medium sized project per year related to our tools such as the Build Framework or our configuration tool along with bug fixes, support for new boards, etc. Clearly this level of support, while appreciated, does not allow us to complete many of the outstanding issues or improvements needed or requested by the Community. Accordingly, we believe we are at an inflection point, where in order to move forward and address the Community’s needs, Armbian needs to transition to a new business model. One where growth will require us to acquire additional funding before we can address many of the larger issues.
How can you help?
Time: For those who want to contribute time, please consider becoming a board Maintainer of one of the many boards that Armbian supports.
Money: For those who can help monetarily, please consider making a donation.
This release represents the hard work of exceptional individuals who have contributed their time and expertise. Many thanks to (in alphabetical order):
150balbes, adeepn, AmadeusGhost, amazingfate, belegdol, catalinii, chbgdn, DJAlPee, EvilOlaf, heisath, hzyitc, iav, igorpecovnik, julianwhitehm, lanefu, littlecxm, Myron-S, ManoftheSea, neheb, NicoD, paolosabatino, peter279k, piter75, psztoch, RadxaYuntian, RichNeese, rpardini, schwar3kat, The-going, Tonymac32, theblackhole, TRS-80, umiddelb, yang
To see the full release changelog, please visit: Release Changelog
The full release can be read: here
As Radxa boards make up a good amount of supported Armbian boards, our media team wanted to get an update out to the Radxa Community. If this is the wrong place for this announcement someone on the moderation team please reach out and we can find a better place for it. Otherwise, we will continue to update you here in this thread as new releases are put out.
Have a great day!