- 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:
- DevTerm A06
- Orange Pi R1+ LTS
- Radxa Rock 3A
- Radxa Zero
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
Special thanks to all users that support us and to vendors @orangepi, @friendlyelec, @radxa, @khadas @hardkernel and @olimex that understand the importance of our work and support the project with donations of cash, hardware, and expertise.
To see the full release changelog, please visit: Release Changelog