Armbian 22.05 has been released!

Armbian 22.05

Highlights:

  • 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

What’s New:

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:

  • ESPRESSObin

  • 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.

Credits:

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

Hello All,

As the DevTerm A06 board is newly supported by Armbian as of this release, our media team wanted to get an update out to the Community to make them aware of the new support for the board. 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 in the future.

Have a great day!

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any plan to support A04 board later?

Hello @intelliarm,

I do not know that Armbian was aware of or was provided the A04 yet, so at this time I can’t say that we have current plans for support.

That said, we would always welcome someone from this community who wants to be a maintainer to volunteer to help add it and maintain it who already has the hardware. However, until we have access to the hardware and have time available in a release cycle, it is hard to say when we will internally be able to directly support it.

Thanks for your interest in Armbian!

Have a great day!

Cheers!

Armbian 22.05.3

What’s New :

  • All board images have been rebuilt due to corruption found in certain images
  • Fixed Orange Pi 3 LTS bluetooth support
  • Added board images for Orange Pi 4 LTS
  • Upgraded bootloader to 22.04 for Rockchip family boards

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.

To see the full release changelog, please visit : Release Changelog

The full release can be read: here

Nice, would there be any chance of a port for the R01?

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I would like to ask how to start and control the fan of devterm A06 in the armian 22.05 system?

@Armbian, I too am interested in knowing if the R-01 is outside of the scope of the Armbian project (RISC-V != ARM). :smiley:

Do you have a link on how to get started if I wanted to support an SBC?

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Armbian 22.08

What’s New?

  • Kernel and u-boot upgrade to latest upstream versions (2022.07 and 5.15.y / 5.19.y)
  • New Rockchip RK3588 Rock 5b WIP target
  • Enabled additional code security analysis
  • Improved kernel and u-boot upgrade testing, which can now run even on every commit to the code base
  • Enabled automated build processes to regenerate community supported images weekly
  • Improved documentation for board maintainers and developers

Check the release changelog below for a full log of changes and fixes.

How can you help?

Time: For those who want to contribute time, please check open applications

Money: For those who can help monetarily, please consider making a donation

To see the full release changelog, please visit our Release Changelog

The full release can be read on our site

Armbian 22.11

What’s New?

  • added Bananapi M5, Odroid M1 and Rockpi 4C plus
  • enabled community images with weekly release cycle
  • added ultra minimal images optimized for software deployment
  • added RiscV64 UEFI build support
  • improved support for Rockpi S
  • kernel upgrade is frozen by default to improve stability

Check release changelog below for full log of changes and fixes.

Reasons to choose Armbian…

  • Friendly, optimized and extremely lightweight universal OS with low memory footprint
  • Specially tailored images for dedicated hardware or UEFI (aarch64, x86, Riscv64)
  • Powerful SDK that knows how to build a package, an image or a whole Debian like Linux distribution
  • Community development on GitHub with many CI features
  • 2FA authentication via SSH
  • Automated language selection
  • ZRAM & ZSWAP
  • Intel emulation support (box64)
  • Wireless drivers for 8192eu, 8812au, 8821cu, 88x2cs, 8822bs (plug and play)
  • ZFS compilation support
  • Stable (CURRENT) or latest (EDGE) software release experience
  • Fixed and rolling release cycle
  • Support for all major desktop environments (cinnamon, gnome, xfce)

Reasons to work with and support Armbian…

  • Armbian releases quarterly at the end of February, May, August, November
  • Armbian does a lot of planning and finalizing for each release
  • Releases include coordination between developers, dedicated board maintainers and our many volunteers

How can you help?

  • Time: For those who want to contribute time, please check open applications
  • Money: For those who can help monetarily, please consider making a donation

To download Armbian Community releases visit : Armbian Community Releases

To download Armbian official releases visit : Armbian Official Releases

To see the full release change log, please visit : Release Changelog

I was unable to boot it using etcher to burn the SD, while the stock one http://dl.clockworkpi.com/DevTerm_A06_v0.2h.img.bz2 based on Armbian 22.05 does boot.

Both to the same SD with the same method.

Hello @Petrakis it seems there is some regression which is causing the issue you are seeing which the maintainer has not been able to fix yet. If you know how to build your own Armbian images using the builder, there is a suggested fix you can try and then build your own image to see if it works – Move known non working rockhip64 boards to previous boot loader (#4392) · armbian/build@2813365 · GitHub

Let us know if if works should you be able to build it.

If you are not able to build it your self, you will need to use an older image and wait till the maintainer for the board has been able to address the issue.

Sorry for your troubles! Have a great day!