A little bit earlier then I originally planned, but here’s a new update. This update fixes the annoying issue of the 1GB on the Pi 3B+ that some of you are having (resulting in ticks and pops on USB audio).
Furthermore I switched to a different architecture for communicating between the different components. This results in the display being able to support non-latin characters on the display for one, but the response time to button clicks as also increased dramatically. This also lays the groundwork for remote controls: I already have an RF-based one working over here, so that will land soon.
And by far the biggest change in this release is switching to RoPieee’s own mirror infrastructure for the OS related part. Being based on ArchLinux has it’s advantages (“always being up to date with the latest”), but it also has it’s challenges (“always being up to date with the latest”)
What does it mean in real life? That we won’t be bitten anymore by sudden OS updates that impact RoPieee’s software components as well. This had lead to a few moments the last year where all of a sudden stuff stops working outside my control. Those days are over (fingers crossed).
So what’s not in that I promised? Different LED mode’s. That will need to wait for the next release.
Here’s the changelog for completeness:
- FIX: force ethernet to 100MB on Pi 3B+
- IMPROV: display supports non-latin characters
- IMPROV: switch to RoPieee’s own ArchLinux mirror
- IMPROV: bump Linux Kernel to 4.14.66
- NEW: native DSD support for iFi Audio Pro iDSD