v5.51 / 4.7.2018

  • Helios4 Stretch and Bionic images update

v5.50 / 28.6.2018

  • Espressobin images rebuild and repository update, default 4.4.138, next 4.17.3, dev 4.18.RC, hardware crypto support in 4.17.y, zram and zswap
  • Odroid C2 bugfix update

v5.49 / 28.6.2018

  • Amlogic Meson64 family (Odroid C2, Lepotato and FriendlyARM K2 S905) were merged into one kernel. Default images comes with kernel 4.14.52, next with 4.17.3 and DEV with 4.18.RC, updated boot scripts, implemented latest kernel bug fixes
  • updated kernels, desktop packages and armbian config on the stable repository (apt update & upgrade)

v5.48 / 26.6.2018

  • added nightly images for Odroid C2 with 4.16.y (NEXT) and 4.18.y (DEV) and hopefully fixed ethernet driver

v5.47 / 22.6.2018

  • Odroid C2 images rebuild. Legacy kernel was upgraded to 3.16.57, next to 4.14.51, u-boot to 2018.05
  • Added Tritium H5

v5.46 / 20.6.2018

  • Added Olimex Teres nightly builds
  • Added FriendlyARM Nanopi K1 plus

v5.46 / 6.6.2018

  • Added Orange Pi Lite 2 and One plus nightly builds

v5.45 / 23.5.2018

  • Orangepi Zero+ images rebuild

v5.44 / 10.5.2018

  • Espressobin images were rebuilt and moved under stable. Kernel 4.14.40, Stretch, Xenial and Bionic. Fixed bootloader, ath10 wireless card support
  • added initial Bionic storage to the main apt repository
  • Cubox-i / Hummingboard bugfix update to 4.16.y and images rebuild
  • Odroid C2 images rebuild

v5.41 / 10.2.2018

  • fixed LED driver on Helios4
  • bugfix update on sunxi/sunxi64 kernel. Updated to 4.14.18
  • kernel update for MVEBU next (4.14.18 and default 4.4.115) for Clearfog and Helios4. Upstream fixes,AUFS and Realtek 881yAU drivers update

v5.40 / 5.2.2018

  • fixed eMMC support on Odroid C2 NEXT, kernel 4.14.y
  • updated PWM driver on Helios4
  • kernel update for MVEBU next (Clearfog, Helios4)

v5.38 / 29.1.2018

  • updated all images
  • added H3/H5 testing images with kernel 4.14.y
  • added Nanopi M3/T3+/Fire testing image
  • fixed Bluetooth on Orangepi Win
  • main repository update with recent kernel on all NEXT builds

v5.37 / 23.1.2018

  • bugfix release
  • armbianmonitor -u fix
  • setting cronjob permissions
  • replace broken u-boot packages on A20 boards
  • updated utilities: hostapd, sunxi-tools, armbian-config
  • updated images: Bananapi, PRO, M2, BeelinkX2, Clearfog,Cubieboard2, Cubietruck, Cubox-i/HB, Espressobin, Helios4

v5.36 / 3.12.2017

v5.35 / 25.11.2017

  • mainline kernel updated to 4.13.y
  • mainline u-boot updated to v2017.09
  • added new sunxi Device Tree overlays, fixed and improved old overlays
  • Micro-USB g_serial console is enabled by default on most small Allwiner based boards
  • Olimex Lime2 and Micro: merging eMMC and normal versions
  • Odroid C2: next and dev branches migrated to mainline u-boot
  • Odroid XU4: added dev branch, next branch migrated to mainline u-boot
  • Clearfog: added dev branch with mainline u-boot
  • added supports for 7” RPi display to Tinkerboard with legacy kernel
  • All mainline kernels: added Realtek 8811AU/8812AU/8814AU USB wireless driver with monitor mode and frame injection
  • All boards: added kernel source packages to the repository (Package names linux-source-${BRANCH}-${LINUXFAMILY}, i.e. linux-source-sunxi-next)
  • Kernel headers are no longer installed by default to new images
  • Additional out of tree drivers and USB Redirector are no longer installed by default to new images
  • Switching from emergency swap to zram on new Ubuntu Xenial images
  • New hardware support (stable/supported images): NanoPi Duo, Orange Pi R1, Pinebook
  • New hardware support (experimental): Le Potato, NanoPi NEO 2, Orange Pi Zero Plus, Orange Pi Zero Plus 2 (H5)
  • sunxi mainline u-boot: reenabled USB keyboard support and disabled stopping the boot sequence with any key - autoboot now can be aborted with

Desktop images:

  • xterm was replaced with full featured xfce terminal,
  • added memory profile caching for Chromium,
  • added OpenVPN connector,
  • shortcuts to armbian-config, support and donate were moved to menu,
  • default icon theme was changed to lighter one (Numix),
  • fixed login greeter theme,
  • changed wallpaper.
  • changed CMA handling on Allwinner legacy kernels

armbian-config:

  • was splitted from board support packages to a new package armbian-config
  • managing board hardware configurations, hotspot, Bluetooth, SSH server
  • freezing/unfreezing kernel upgrade
  • switching between stable and beta builds,
  • switching between alternative kernels,
  • installing/uninstalling kernel headers,
  • changing timezone, locales, hostname,
  • running diagnostic tools,
  • enabling/disabling RDP server,
  • 3rd party software installer: Samba, OMV, Pi hole, Transmission, …

Build script:

  • added Debian Stretch
  • most tweaks moved from inline files to separate files in board support package
  • firmware blobs moved to a separate repository
  • disabled distcc in extra software compilation process due to toolchain compatibility issues

Known problems

v5.34 / 18.10.2017

v5.33 / 24.09.2017

  • Odroid XU4/HC1 images were rebuilt.

v5.33 / 21.09.2017

  • Tinkerboard and MiQi images were rebuilt. Rockchip legacy kernel was updated to 4.4.88 and mainline (NEXT) to 4.13.3.

v5.32 / 23.06.2017

v5.31 / 15.06.2017

End of support notice

Following boards are no longer receiving support and updates since this version:

  • Cubieboard (Allwinner A10) - not enough hardware samples to maintain support
  • Lamobo R1 (Allwinner A20) - hardware design flaws, poor software support for the onboard switch
  • Olimex Lime A10

v5.30 / 14.06.2017

  • mainline kernel updated to 4.11
  • mainline u-boot updated to v2017.05
  • Firefox was replaced with Chromium (desktop images)
  • sunxi mainline configuration: added Device Tree overlays support (new images only)
  • sunxi mainline configuration: added armbian-add-overlay helper for compiling and activating DT overlays (new images only)
  • log2ram: fixed saving /var/log contents on shutdown
  • new hardware support (stable/supported images): Xunlong Orange Pi Zero Plus 2 (H3), ASUS TinkerBoard, MiQi
  • reworked package updates MOTD script to speed up the login process
  • added config file /etc/default/armbian-motd for disabling MOTD components
  • added armbian-config dialog-based configuration program (WIP)
  • Banana Pi M2: fixed HDMI video output
  • Clearfog: adjusted temperature readout
  • i.MX6 mainline: enabled support for HDMI audio and PCIe bus

End of support notice

Following boards are no longer receiving support and updates since this version:

  • Orange Pi (Allwinner A20) - no hardware samples, out of stock
  • Orange Pi Mini (Allwinner A20) - no hardware samples, out of stock
  • LeMaker Guitar (Actions S500)
  • Roseapple Pi (Actions S500)

v5.26,5.27 / 24.02.2017

  • security update for most kernels (packages only)
  • fixes for hostapd configuration

v5.25 / 2.2.2017

  • nand-sata-install expanded functionality: you can partition destination and choose file-system type: ext2, ext3, ext4 and BTRFS (BTRFS requires kernel 4.4+)
  • added new boards: Clearfog Base, Lime2 eMMC, Lime A33, NanoPi M1+, OrangePi Zero, OrangePi PC2 (mainline only, experimental)
  • new default kernel for Clearfog(s), changed kernel family to “mvebu” to avoid conflicts
  • disabled wireless power management by default to improve performance with certain drivers
  • added wireless drivers to mainline kernels: OrangePi Zero, Neo Air
  • implemented initrd loading support for all boards
  • moved all images to single ext4 partition scheme
  • changed default wallpaper, startup icon, shadows to windows on desktop builds
  • Firefox web cache moved to memory
  • added g_serial driver to boards without a network connector, working on both kernel (Opi Zero,Opi Lite,FA Neo Air)
  • added “Software boutique” application installer on desktop builds (currently not working properly on arm64)
  • added per board patching option
  • added u-boot video driver and boot logo to H3 based boards
  • added simplefb video driver (HDMI only) to mainline H3 kernel
  • updated MALI driver on H3 platform, fixed problems on 2GB boards
  • changed Ethernet switch driver on Lamobo R1 to DSA based one (mainline kernel)
  • fixed soft cursor (CLI) for H3 legacy and Odroid C2
  • expand and adjust multiple kernel configurations based on user requests
  • adjusted sunxi boot script to support booting in SPI flash + USB storage scenario (w/o the SD card)
  • dropped support for Debian Wheezy and Ubuntu Trusty releases
  • sunxi mainline kernel was updated to 4.9.x, some dev kernels to 4.10
  • added log2ram (Ramlog alternative) to default installation
  • changed first run logic, disabled forced automatic reboot
  • changed new user account creation logic, disabled forced reboot on user creation failure

v5.24

  • this version is not released, it was used for the nightly or user-built images

v5.23 / 23.10.2016

  • fixed bug in nand-sata-install
  • fixed u-boot update bug on Allwinner platform

Known problems:

  • Lamobo R1 fails to boot upon upgrade

v5.22 / 22.10.2016

  • fixed eMMC install on Odroid C2
  • firmware package was splitted into minimal (default) and full versions
  • patched Dirty COW exploit on all kernels
  • added Odroid XU4 mainline kernel image
  • added Olimex A33 mainline kernel image
  • added Overlay FS for Cubox, Udoo and Udoo Neo
  • booting problems fixed on more boards
  • updated wireless driver on M2+ (dhd)
  • updated driver for OV5640 on sun8i default kernel
  • sunxi-next kernel version updated to 4.8.4
  • BananaPi M1+ now uses upstream DTB file sun7i-a20-bananapi-m1-plus.dtb, boot script adjusting may be required for existing images

Desktop images:

  • prebuilt mpv and FFmpeg were removed in favor of providing only configuration files
  • fixed an issue with video brightness on A10/A20 based boards

Build script:

  • DEBUG_MODE was renamed to CREATE_PATCHES
  • GLshim was moved to a private directory, it can be activated for selected applications by changing LD_LIBRARY_PATH

Known problems:

  • eMMC install fails (will be fixed in bugfix update)
  • H3 development kernel (4.8.4) update fails to boot
  • C2 upgrade hangs on compiling headers (Jessie)

v5.20 / 16.9.2016

  • added FriendlyARM Neo legacy and mainline images (experimental)
  • added Orange Pi PC+ mainline kernel (experimental)
  • added Pine64 / Pine64+ images with legacy kernel
  • added UUID support for NAND/SATA/USB installer
  • added desktop images for Cubox(s) / Hummingboard(s) with mainline kernel
  • enabled MIDI sequencer and snd-rawmidi-seq in H3 legacy kernel
  • added H3 consumption tool to control board consumtion level on legacy kernel
  • fixed and enabled Bluetooth on Cubietruck and Cubox(s) / Hummigboard(s) desktop, both kernels
  • masked p2p0 wifi direct device on Bluetooth legacy kernel
  • Odroid C1/C2 upgrade fail fixed
  • wireless enabled by default on Banana Pi PRO
  • added new screen resolutions to H3 boards with legacy kernel
  • DeviceTree Overlay ConfigFS interface for H3 mainline kernel
  • update of mainline u-boot to 2016.09 should fix boot failures on H3 boards with eMMC
  • disabled USB keyboard support in mainline u-boot should fix boot failures with connected USB devices

Desktop images:

  • WICD was replaced with NetworkManager
  • ALSA was replaced with PulseAudio
  • sunxi boards: GLshim was added to desktop images with Mali support (except for Orange Pi Plus and Orange Pi Plus 2e)
  • sunxi boards: prebuilt mpv now supports OSD and subtitles, activated by setting environment variable VDPAU_OSD=1

Build script:

  • complete desktop building rework - now packages are built from sources
  • added Lime 2 eMMC as build target (WIP)
  • added Pine64 / Pine64+ mainline (dev) target (experimental)
  • added FriendlyArm Neo as build target
  • fixed MT7601 wifi driver building
  • github download rework
  • external toolchain rework

Added additional packages, not installed by default:

  • hostapd-realtek: replacement for hostapd with support for several Realtek Wi-Fi adapters
  • fswebcam-gc2035: replacement for fswebcam with support for GC2035 camera driver for H3 based boards
  • guvcview: replacement for stock guvcview with support for H3-based Orange Pi CMOS cameras

Known problems:

  • Mali OpenGL ES does not work on H3 boards with 2GB RAM (Orange Pi Plus 2, Orange Pi Plus 2e)
  • Hardware video decoding on A10/A20 based boards produces dark video
  • Some applications that depend on livav libraries (i.e. minidlna) may not work on Jessie images

v5.17 / 7.7.2016

  • bugfix release on some boards.

v5.16 / 5.7.2016

  • bugfix release. In 5.15 we accidentaly overwrote default network settings. Check /etc/network/interfaces if you use advanced network settings or fixed ip.
  • small changes.

v5.15 / 1.7.2016

  • Added improved camera driver for Xunlong’s cheap 2MP GC2035 camera
  • Improved throttling/DRAM settings for the new 3 overheating H3 devices (BPi M2+, NanoPi M1, Beelink X2)
  • Added official support for Beelink X2, NanoPi M1, Banana Pi M2+
  • Improved console output (serial + display)
  • Finally got rid of (broken) board auto detection. We do not ship any more one image for several devices that tries to detect/fix things on 1st boot but provide one dedicated image per board (Plus and Plus 2 and both NanoPi M1 variants being handled as the same device since only size of DRAM/eMMC differs)
  • Tried to improve user experience with better/unified led handling (light directly after boot, communicate booting states through blinking)
  • Improve partitioning and filesystem resize on 1st boot making it easier to clone every installation media afterwards
  • fully support installation on eMMC on all H3 devices (u-boot and nand-sata-install.sh fixes)
  • Improved performance/thermal/throttling behaviour on all H3 boards (especially newer Oranges)
  • Prevent HDMI screen artefacts (disabling interfering TV Out by default)
  • Enhanced 8189ETV driver for older Oranges
  • Added support for OPi Lite, PC Plus and Plus 2E including new 8189FTV Wi-Fi (client, AP and monitoring mode, added fix for random MAC address)
  • Added in-kernel corekeeper patch (bringing back killed CPU cores after heavy overheating situations when thermal situation is ok again)
  • Added TV Out patch for Orange Pi PC
  • Further improve driver compilation due to improved kernel headers scripts compilation
  • Initrd support
  • increased kernel version to 3.4.112
  • Exchanged whole kernel source tree to newer BSP variant, cleaned up sources, rebased all +100 patches (fixed display issues and kswapd bug, new and more performant GPU driver, increase Mali400MP2 clock to 600MHz)
  • Added RTL2832U drivers to kernel (DVB-T)
  • Fixed Docker on Odroid XU4
  • Added overlay fs to Clearfog and Odroid XU4
  • Many minor fixes

v5.14 / 14.6.2016

  • all images rebuilt, most of them were manually tested
  • added Beelink X2 image
  • Cubox / Hummingboard kernel upgrade to 3.14.72 and 4.6.2
  • Trusty was replaced with Xenial

v5.12 / 31.5.2016

  • updated C1 images
  • added wifi driver for new Oranges (modprobe 8189fs)
  • added Orange Pi Lite, PC Plus and Plus 2E images

v5.11 / 24.5.2016

  • Various bug fixes
  • new working images for Actions Semi S500 boards

v5.10 / 1.5.2016

Images:

  • all 3.10+ kernels are Docker ready
  • all A10/A20/H3 comes with HW accelerated video playback in desktop build
  • fixed root exploit on H3 boards
  • fixed kswapd 100% bug on H3 boards
  • fixed SPDIF / I2S audio driver in legacy kernel
  • fixed Udoo Neo wireless
  • fixed slow SD cards boot
  • fixed Allwinner SS driver
  • fixed bluetooth on Cubietruck, both kernels
  • fixed wireless driver on H3 boards
  • fixed R1 switch driver
  • kernel for Allwinner boards was upgraded to 3.4.112 & 4.5.2
  • kernel for iMx6 boards was upgraded to 3.14.67 & 4.5.2
  • kernel for Armada (Clearfog) was upgraded to 3.10.101 & 4.5.2
  • kernel for Udoo boards was updated to 3.14.67 & 4.4.8
  • kernel for Guitar (Lemaker) was upgraded to 3.10.101
  • kernel for H3/sun8i legacy come from new Allwinner updated source (friendlyarm)
  • added support for Olimex Lime2 eMMC
  • increased MALI clockspeed on sun8i/legacy
  • added Armbianmonitor
  • added Odroid C1, C2(arm64), Nanopi M1, Banana M2+, Pcduino 2 and Pcduino 3. CLI and desktop
  • added wifi radar to desktop
  • added preview mainline kernel images for H3 boards (4.6.RC1)
  • added initrd creation on all Allwinner images
  • added Hummigboard 2 with working PCI and onboard wireless with legacy kernel 3.14.65
  • added eMMC installer for H3
  • added support for IFB and net scheduling for sun7i-legacy
  • added ax88179_178a USB 3.0 Ethernet driver for sun7i-legacy
  • hostapd comes as separate package (armbian-hostapd)
  • changed first boot procedure and force user creation
  • verbose / no verbose boot works almost on all boards
  • enabled I2S on sun8i
  • removed Debian Wheezy from auto build
  • installing headers autocompile scripts
  • all images come compressed with 7zip

Build script:

  • GCC 5 support for mainline and allwinner legacy
  • RAW images are not compressed by default
  • added arm64 building support
  • added docker as host
  • Added Belink X2 (H3 based media player), and Roseapple (S500) as WIP target
  • introducted CLI_TARGET per board
  • prepared FEL boot
  • prepared Xenial target
  • fixed USB redirector building on all kernels
  • support for Xenial as a build host is 95% ready.
  • implemented automatic toolchain selection
  • come cleanup, configurations are subfoldered
  • extended_deboostrap becomes default

Known bugs:

  • Udoo Neo reboots takes a while, 1min+
  • headers within sun8i needs some fixing
  • H3 board autodetection fail under certain conditions

v5.06 / 18.3.2016

  • increase kernel version to 3.4.111
  • headers auto creation while install (eases kernel/driver compilation)
  • improved SD card partitioning to help old/slow cards with wear leveling and garbage collection
  • Possible to use Ubuntu Xenial Xerus as target
  • changed behaviour of board leds (green == power, red == warning)
  • speed improvements for 1st automated reboot
  • Integrates OverlayFS backport

v5.05 / 8.3.2016

  • Auto detection for the Orange Pi 2 does work now
  • Mali acceleration works for all users not only root
  • verbose boot logging on 1st boot and after crashes (you can toggle verbose logging using sudo armbianmonitor -b)
  • more WiFi dongles supported due to backported firmware loader patch
  • all 3 USB ports on Orange Pi One (Lite) available (2 of them need soldering)
  • I2S possible on all Orange Pis (compare with the mini tutorial since you need to tweak script.bin)
  • default display resolution set to 720p60 to fix possible overscan issues on 1st boot
  • HW accelerated video decoding works for most formats
  • Booting from eMMC on OPi Plus now possible
  • Udoo quad images upgraded to 4.4.4

v5.04 / 1.3.2016

  • HDMI/DVI works (bug in boot.cmd settings)
  • Reboot issues fixed (bug in fex settings)
  • 1-Wire useable (we chose to stay compatible to loboris’ images so the data pin is 37 by default. You’re able to change this in the fex file)
  • changing display resolution and choosing between HDMI and DVI is now possible with the included h3disp tool (should also work in the stand-alone version with Debian based OS images from loboris/Xunlong). Use sudo h3disp in a terminal to get the idea.
  • Ethernet issues fixed (combination of kernel and fex fixes)
  • USB-to-SATA bridge on the Orange Pi Plus works
  • stability problems on Orange Pi One fixed (due to undervoltage based on wrong fex settings)
  • problems with 2 USB ports on the PC fixed (wrong kernel config)
  • Mali400MP acceleration (EGL/GLES) works now
  • suspend to RAM and resume by power button works now (consumption less than 0.4W without peripherals)
  • Enforce user account creation before starting the GUI
  • USB and Ethernet IRQs distributed nicely accross CPU cores
  • Full HDMI colour-range adjustable/accessible through h3disp utility
  • already useable as stable headless/server board
  • rebuilt Cubieboard 1 & 2 with 3.4.110 and 4.4.3
  • fixed Bluetooth on Cubietruck + rebuild with 3.4.110 and 4.4.3
  • all new images has no login policy: forced user generation

v5.03 / 20.2.2016

  • H3 images rebuilt

v5.02 / 18.2.2016

  • H3 images rebuilt

v5.01 / 17.2.2016

v5.00 / 12.2.2016

  • mainline kernel for Allwinner based boards upgraded to 4.4.1
  • Allwinner audio driver playback and capture on kernel 4.4.1, UAS, USB OTG, battery readings,
  • added Marvel Armada kernel 3.10.96, 4.4.1 and patches for changing mPCI to SATA
  • added Cubox / Hummingboard kernel 4.4.1 (serial console only)
  • firstrun does autoreboot only if needed: wheezy and some legacy kernels.
  • added motd to /etc/updated.motd … redesign, added battery info for Allwinner boards, bugfix, coloring
  • fixed temperature reading on Cubox / Hummingboard legacy kernel
  • fixed FB turbo building on Allwinner
  • fixed NAND install on A10 boards (Legacy kernel only)
  • fixed USB boot, added PWM on mainline
  • fixed Banana PRO/+ onboard wireless on mainline kernel - running with normal Banana DT.
  • readded USB sound
  • added A13 Olimex SOM
  • added LIRC GPIO receive and send driver for legacy Allwinner
  • added LED MMC activity to mainline kernels for Cubietruck and Cubieboard A10
  • build script: option to build images with F2FS root filesystem for Allwinner boards
  • build script: added alternative kernel for Lemaker Guitar (NEXT), Cubox (DEV)

v4.81 / 28.12.2015

  • complete build script rework
  • new development kernel package linux-image-dev-sunxi (4.4RC6) for Allwinner boards
  • added Lemaker Guitar, kernel 3.10.55
  • added Odroid XU3/4, kernel 3.10.94 and mainline 4.2.8
  • mainline kernel for Allwinner based boards upgraded to 4.3.3
  • Udoo mainline upgraded to 4.2.8, legacy to 3.14.58
  • cubox / hummingboard upgraded to 3.14.58, added mainline kernel 4.4
  • fixed Jessie RTC bug, systemd default on Jessie images

v4.70 / 30.11.2015

  • Bugfix update(apt-get update && apt-get upgrade)
  • small changes and fixes

v4.6 / 24.11.2015

  • Update only (apt-get update && apt-get upgrade)
  • mainline kernel for Allwinner based boards upgraded to 4.2.6
  • Legacy kernel for Allwinner based boards upgraded to 3.4.110
  • added new board: Udoo Neo
  • added USB printer, CAN, CMA, ZSWAP, USB video class, CDROM fs, sensor classs, … to Allwinner mainline kernel
  • nand-sata-install scripts rewrite. Now it’s possible to install to any partition.
  • fixed nand install for Allwinner A10 based boards: Cubieboard 1 / Lime A10
  • universal upgrade script bugfix / rewrite.
  • 8 channel HDMI support for legacy Allwinner kernel
  • unattended upgrade fixed
  • sunxi tools fixed
  • added two new options to build script: keep kernel config and use_ccache
  • added kernel version to motd

v4.5 / 14.10.2015

  • mainline kernel upgraded to 4.2.3 for Allwinner based boards
  • legacy kernel for Allwinner compiled from new sources (linux-sunxi)
  • udoo mainline upgraded to 4.2.3
  • cubox / hummingboard upgraded to 3.14.54
  • changed kernel naming: A10 = linux-image-sun4i, A20 = linux-image-sun7i
  • new boards: Banana M2, Orange+(A31S), Cubieboard 1, Cubieboard 2 Dual SD, Lime A10
  • fixed Udoo legacy wireless problems
  • fixed Jessie boot problems by disabling systemd. It’s possible to re-enable within boot scripts
  • added ramlog to Jessie because we don’t have systemd anymore
  • changed wireless driver for Cubietruck and Banana PRO (now it’s ap6210)
  • added ZRAM to mainline kernel
  • fixed dvbsky modules

and a bunch of small fixes.

v4.4 / 1.10.2015

Images:

  • mainline kernel upgrade to 4.2.2 (Allwinner, Udoo Quad),
  • legacy kernel upgraded to 3.4.109 (Allwinner),
  • added I2C support and bunch of multimedia modules (DVB) (mainline Allwinner),
  • Udoo quad images with fixed legacy kernel 3.14.28,
  • Cubox and Hummingboard kernel upgrade to 3.14.53,
  • brcmfmac driver fixes for mainline kernel (Banana PRO / Cubietruck)
  • performance tweak: choosing a closest Debian mirror (Debian images)
  • added Astrometa DVB firmware and dvb-tools
  • added Nikkov SPDIF / I2S recent patch (legacy Allwinner)
  • added patch for rtl8192cu: Add missing case in rtl92cu_get_hw_reg (Lamobo R1)
  • bigger NAND boot partition on install
  • install script bug fixes

Script:

  • force apt-get update on older rootfs cache,
  • image harden manipulation security,
  • packages NAND/FAT/same version install faling fixed,
  • image shrinking function rework,
  • better packages installation install checking,
  • added Debian keys to suppress warnings in debootstrap process,
  • added fancy progress bars,
  • added whiptail downloading prior to usage (bugfix).

v4.3 / 17.9.2015

  • kernel 4.2 for Allwinner based boards
  • kernel 4.2 for Udoo Quad
  • walk-around if ethernet is not detected on some boards due to RTC not set(?)
  • update is done (semi) automatic if you are using Armbian 4.2. You only need to issue command: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade. If you are coming from older system, check Documentation
  • U-boot on R1 is now updated to latest stable version (2015.07)
  • Fixed AW SOM. Working with latest u-boot but you need to build image by yourself.
  • Enabled whole USB net and HID section in kernel for Allwinner boards v4.2
  • Fixed upgrade script – only some minor bugs remains.
  • Fixes to build script that it’s working under Ubuntu 15.04
  • Adding Bananapi Wireless driver (ap6210) back to legacy kernel
  • Udoo official kernel (3.14.28) not updated due too many troubles.

v4.2 / 1.9.2015

Images:

  • Upgraded NAND / SATA installer. Possible to install to SATA/NAND boot in one step.
  • Easy kernel switching between old 3.4 and 4.x
  • Automatic kernel updating (to disable comment armbian repo /etc/apt/sources.list)
  • Allwinner boards share one 4.x kernel and two 3.4
  • All boards share the same revision number
  • One minimal Ubuntu Desktop per board (Wicd, Firefox, Word)
  • u-boot v2015.07 for most boards
  • Aufs file system support
  • kernel 4.1.6 and 3.4.108
  • Added Orangepi Mini, Cubieboard 1 (4.x only), Udoo with official kernel
  • Repository for Wheezy, Jessie and Trusty
  • enabled USB audio in kernel 4.x
  • kernel headers fixed. No need to rebuild when you update the kernel.
  • fixed boot scripts that can load from FAT partition too
  • removed Cubox binnary repository because of troubles
  • Docker support (kernel 4.x). Already here for a while / forget to mention.
  • nodm change default login

Build script:

  • changed structure: sources now in folder sources, output is what we produce, deb in one folder
  • expanded desktop part
  • possible to build all images at once, create package repository
  • SD card initial size is 4Gb, variable transfered into configuration.sh
  • Avaliable board list is now created from file configuration.sh
  • Fixed image shrinking problem
  • Patching part rework
  • Using first FAT boot partition now fixes boot scripts
  • Uboot TAG moved to configuration.sh and differs for some boards
  • new variables for source branches. Only too remove errors when checking out

v4.1 / 5.8.2015

  • Added desktop image
  • U-Boot 2015.07 with many new features
  • Added auto system update via repository apt.armbian.com
  • Root password change is initialized at first boot.
  • 3.4.108 kernel fixes, 4.1.4 Allwinner Security System

v4.0 / 12.7.2015

  • Fixed stability issues, temperature display in 4.x
  • Kernel upgrades to 3.4.108 and 4.1.2

v3.9 / 11.6.2015

  • Bugfix release
  • Kernel 4.0.5 traffic control support
  • SATA / USB install fixed on kernel 4.x
  • Added 256Mb emergency swap area, created automatically @first boot

v3.8 / 21.5.2015

  • Bugfix release: Cubietruck images successfully booted on Cubietruck. I waited for automatic reboot than tested remote login.
  • Kernel 4.0.4 added support for power on/off button
  • Both: Jessie fixed, Ethernet init fixed (uboot)
  • armbian.com introduction

v3.7 / 14.5.2015

  • Kernel 4.0.3 some new functionality
  • Kernel 3.4.107 added sunxi display manager to change FB on demand
  • Both: Ubuntu and jessie install errors fixed, removed busybox-syslogd and changed to default logger due to problems in Jessie and Ubuntu, apt-get upgrade fixed, documentations update, Uboot fixed to 2015.4 – no more from dev branch
  • Build script rework - image size shrink to actual size, possible to have fat boot partition on SD card, several script bug fixes

v3.6 / 29.4.2015

  • Kernel 3.19.6
  • Kernel 3.4.107 with better BT loading solution

v3.5 / 18.4.2015

  • Kernel 3.19.4: fixed AP mode, fixed USB, added 8192CU module
  • Common: apt-get upgrade ready but not enabled yet, serial console fixed, fixed hostapd under jessie, easy kernel switching, latest patched hostapd for best performance – normal and for realtek adaptors, auto IO scheduler script
  • Build script: everything packed as DEB

v3.4 / 28.3.2015

  • Kernel 3.19.3: docker support, apple hid, pmp, nfsd, sata peformance fix
  • Kernel 3.4.106: pmp, a20_tp - soc temp sensor
  • Common: console setup fixed, headers bugfix, nand install fix
  • Build script: kernel build only, custom packets install, hardware accelerated desktop build as option

v3.3 / 28.2.2015

  • Kernel 3.19.0: many new functionality and fixes.
  • Bugfixes: CT wireless works in all kernels

v3.2 / 24.1.2015

  • Possible to compile external modules on both kernels
  • Kernel 3.19.0 RC5
  • Bugfixes: install script, headers, bashrc, spi

v3.1 / 16.1.2015

  • Kernel 3.19.0 RC4
  • Added Cubieboard 1 images
  • Dualboot for CB2 and CT dropped due to u-boot change. Now separate images.
  • New user friendly SATA + USB installer, also on mainline

v3.0 / 29.12.2014

  • Kernel 3.18.1 for mainline image
  • Added Ubuntu Trusty (14.04 LTS) image
  • Bugfixes: auto packages update

v2.9 / 3.12.2014

  • Kernel 3.4.105 with new MALI driver and other fixes
  • Added: Jessie image
  • Major build script rewrite - much faster image building
  • Fixed: failed MIN/MAX settings

v2.8 / 17.10.2014

  • Added: ondemand governor, fhandle, squashfs and btrfs
  • Removed: bootsplash, lvm, version numbering in issue
  • Fixed: custom scripts, Jessie upgrade
  • Disabled: BT firmware loading, enable back with: insserv brcm40183-patch
  • Added working driver for RT 8188C, 8192C

v2.7 / 1.10.2014

  • Kernel 3.4.104
  • Automatic Debian system updates
  • VGA output is now default but if HDMI is attached at first boot than it switch to HDMI for good. After first restart!
  • Fixed NAND install script. /boot is mounted by default. Kernel upgrade is now the same as on SD systems. Cubieboard2 - disabled Cubietruck dedicated scripts (BT firmware, LED disable)
  • Added network bonding and configuration for “notebook” mode (/etc/network/interfaces.bonding)
  • IR receiver is preconfigured with default driver and LG remote (/etc/lirc/lircd.conf), advanced driver is present but disabled
  • Added SPI and LVM functionality
  • Added Debian logo boot splash image
  • Added build essentials package

v2.6 / 22.8.2014

  • Kernel 3.4.103 and 3.17.0-RC1
  • Added GPIO patch (only for 3.4.103)

v2.5 / 2.8.2014

  • Kernel 3.4.101 and 3.16.0-RC4
  • major build script rewrite

v2.4 / 11.7.2014

  • Kernel 3.4.98
  • default root password (1234) expires at first login
  • build script rewrite, now 100% non-interactive process, time zone as config option
  • bug fixes: removed non-existing links in /lib/modules

v2.3 / 2.7.2014

  • Kernel 3.4.96
  • cpuinfo serial number added
  • bug fixes: stability issues - downclocked to factory defaults, root SSH login enabled in Jessie, dedicated core for eth0 fix
  • disp_vsync kernel patch

v2.2 / 26.6.2014

  • Kernel 3.4.94
  • Added Jessie distro image
  • Updated hostapd, bashrc, build script
  • bug fixes: disabled upgrade and best mirror search @firstboot, bluetooth enabler fix
  • MD5 hash image protection

v2.1 / 13.6.2014

  • Kernel 3.4.93
  • Onboard Bluetooth finally works
  • Small performance fix
  • Allwinner Security System cryptographic accelerator

v2.0 / 2.6.2014

  • Kernel 3.4.91 with many fixes
  • Cubieboard 2 stability issues fix
  • eth0 interrupts are using dedicated core
  • Global bashrc /etc/bash.bashrc
  • Verbose output and package upgrade @ first run

v1.9 / 27.4.2014

  • Kernel headers included
  • Clustering support
  • Advanced IR driver with RAW RX and TX
  • Bluetooth ready (working only with supported USB devices)
  • Bugfixes: VLAN, login script, build script
  • New packages: lirc, bluetooth

v1.8 / 27.3.2014

  • Kernel 3.4.79
  • Alsa I2S patch + basic ALSA utils
  • Performance tweaks: CPU O.C. to 1.2Ghz, IO scheduler NOOP for SD, CFQ for sda, journal data writeback enabled
  • Avaliable memory = 2000MB
  • Minimized console output at boot
  • MAC address from chip ID, manual optional
  • Latest (Access point) hostapd, 2.1 final release
  • Login script shows current CPU temp, hard drive temp & actual free memory
  • Fastest Debian mirror auto selection @first boot
  • New packages: alsa-utils netselect-apt sysfsutils hddtemp bc

v1.7 / 26.2.2014

  • Flash media performance tweaks, reduced writings, tmp & logging to RAM with ramlog app – sync logs on shutdown
  • SATA install script
  • Dynamic MOTD: Cubieboard / Cubietruck
  • Disabled Debian logo at startup
  • New packages: figlet toilet screen hdparm libfuse2 ntfs-3g bash-completion

v1.6 / 9.2.2014

  • Added support for Cubieboard 2
  • Build script creates separate images for VGA and HDMI
  • NAND install script added support for Cubieboard 2

v1.52 / 7.2.2014

  • Various kernel tweaks, more modules enabled
  • Root filesystem can be moved to USB drive
  • Bugfixes: NAND install script

v1.5 / 22.1.2014

  • Hotspot Wifi Access Point / Hostapd 2.1
  • Bugfixes: MAC creation script, SSH keys creation, removed double packages, …
  • Graphics desktop environment upgrade ready

v1.4 / 12.1.2014

  • Patwood’s kernel 3.4.75+ with many features
  • Optimized CPU frequency scaling 480-1010Mhz with interactive governor
  • NAND install script included
  • Cubietruck MOTD
  • USB redirector – for sharing USB over TCP/IP

v1.3 / 3.1.2014

  • CPU frequency scaling 30-1000Mhz
  • Patch for gpio

v1.23 / 1.1.2014

  • added HDMI version
  • added sunxi-tools
  • build.sh transfered to Github repository
  • disabled LED blinking

v1.2 / 26.12.2013

  • changed kernel and hardware config repository
  • kernel 3.4.61+
  • wi-fi working
  • updated manual how-to

v1.0 / 24.12.2013

  • total memory available is 2G (disabled memory for GPU by default)
  • gigabit ethernet is fully operational
  • sata driver enabled
  • root filesystem autoresize
  • MAC address fixed at first boot
  • Kernel 3.4.75
  • root password=1234
  • Bugs: wifi and BT not working