Ah right, that makes sense. I know the pinephone is using a Lima supported graphics chip so I'm rather hopeful for a big burst of progress. https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/PinePhone No, I hadn't heard of the Sata changes - that's ace, thanks for letting me know! That should make a big difference to my set up!
Thanks for Armbian, I very much enjoy it on my Cubietruck server. Forgive my ignorance if I have misunderstood something, but I believe that the Lima opensource Mali drivers will shortly be part of the kernel. https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/5/8/1122 What is the likelihood of Armbian supporting a hardware accelerated desktop using these drivers for the cubietruck and similar boards? It's an old board and is well supported by the project as a server already, so it would be understandable if it was out of scope.