Armbian 23.11 Topi

We’re excited to announce the latest Armbian release, v23.11! This update comes with a plethora of changes, making the Armbian experience even better.

A Decade of Advancement in Single Board Computer Support

For a decade, Armbian Linux has been at the forefront of advancing and supporting the diverse single board computers (SBC) landscape. With 16 point releases under our belt since the adoption of this methodology, we’re continually enhancing our offerings.

Without further ado, here are the key highlights of this release!

Evolving Support Policies

In our continual quest for improvement, we are refining our support policies to ensure better reliability and comprehensive assistance for select boards:

  • Standard Support: Boards receiving comprehensive, reliable support.
  • Staging Support: Boards undergoing rigorous support validation.
  • Community Maintained: Boards benefiting from the strength of community support.

More info can be found here.

Boards Elevated to Standard Support

We are pleased to include the following boards to our Standard Support tier:

  • Khadas VIM1S
  • Khadas VIM4
  • Texas Instruments TDA4VM
  • Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro

Key Improvements in This Release

  • Addressing numerous bugs for improved functionality for Banana Pi CM4.
  • Mainline Kernel for RK3588 with experimental HDMI support.
  • Fixed Display Managers across all desktops.
  • Experimental EDK2/UEFI Support for RK3588 boards.
  • Introducing Ubuntu Mantic and Debian Trixie as daily image builds.
  • Enhancing quality control through automated tests.

Highlights of Completed Actions

Closed Projects

In this version, we’ve successfully closed several projects, including switching the default login manager, enabling artifacts creation at pull request, and adding support for Hikey 960. Additionally, we’ve updated the edge kernel to v6.6 and introduced new Armbian wallpapers. The support for various boards like NanoPi R6S/R6C, TI SK-TDA4VM, Xiaomi-elish, and more has been added, enhancing the range of compatible devices.

Closed Tasks

Numerous tasks have been completed, ranging from removing vendor-specific patches to adding support for different boards like Tanix TX6, Inovato Quadra, and Mekotronics R58X-Pro. Improvements have been made for specific kernels, such as cleaning up EOL kernels for Rockchip64, updating kernel configs for Waydroid and Redroid support, and enabling Bluetooth support for VIM1S/VIM4.

Solved Bugs

This release addresses various bugs and issues, ensuring a smoother user experience. Bug fixes include resolving errors with specific commands, fixing compilation issues for different kernels, addressing display output problems, and enhancing hardware support for several boards, such as Orange Pi 3 LTS, LicheePi 4A, and Khadas Vim1s.

The complete list of actions can be found here.

Remarkable Contributors, Supporters and Partners

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the individuals who have contributed immensely to the growth and success of Armbian.

Remarkable Contributors: @adeepn, @amazingfate, @belegdol, @brentr, @chainsx, @efectn, @EvilOlaf, @ginkage, @glneo, @hzyitc, @igorpecovnik, @Kreyren, @marcone, @msdos03, @paolosabatino, @prahal, @pyavitz, @rpardini, @schwar3kat, @tdleiyao, @Tonymac32, @viraniac

Support Staff: Didier, Lanefu, Rafal, Adam, Werner, and many others have dedicated their expertise and time to provide support and guidance.

We also extend our gratitude to our esteemed partners. Find out more about them here.

Your contributions and support are invaluable in shaping the Armbian community and its success.

Thank you for being an essential part of the Armbian community!

The Armbian team