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  1. Is there a comprehensive list of changes made that are more of an interest to us arm users?
  2. There is something important I should add. I am sure big corporations can easily contribute money to meet the demand goal, however this is a community project and it is therefore imperative that we as individuals contribute to the project. If only big corporations contribute they will probably want to have a say in what direction the project develops which could lead to only a small fraction of devices being developed for or it could lead to a situation where they ask that only their devices are prioritised. If you want that a wider range of devices are going to be worked on it is important that we also contribute, even if we just donate small amounts. At the end of the day there are a lot of us who have an interest in running armbian on our devices. Essentially we have to be fast and donate faster than the companies who only have a commercial interest! If you are not able to donate there are also other ways to contribute towards the project. Writing documentation, translating documentation, programming and even fan artwork is important (desktop background images, forum banners, forum signatures and other artwork). Do you love armbian as much as I do? Don't wait and contribute to the project now by any means you wish!
  3. I must add that I mostly use the rpi zero headless without a display. It is too weak to use as a desktop replacement. It is great when used together with a USB battery since the rpi zero has so little power draw. If you're after raw power there are many different better options.
  4. Call to Action: Armbian donation round. Dear members of the community, Do you love the armbian OS? Are you frustrated by bugs or problems within armbian? Do you wish that armbian was even better with more releases? If the answer is yes keep reading because there may be a solution. As you know the dedicated team of developers here code this project in their spare time to develop an incredible Linux OS for our ARM devices. They do this for the love of this hobby and we all benefit from it because it is an open source project. One of the hurdles is the fast compiling of the armbian OS. To solve this issue the developers are looking to purchase or rent an 80 core ARM build server. This will improve compilation times and therefore the workflow of the developers. It will mean that they can develop at a much faster pace and more importantly diagnose problems, optimize code and iron out bugs a lot more effectively and efficiently. The developers are currently considering the Ampere Altra. https://www.anandtech.com/show/15949/ampere-altra-1p-server-pictured-gigabytes-2u-with-80-arm-n1-cores-pcie-40-and-ccix To make this a reality I, on behalf of the development team, am asking for everybody to chip in. If everybody donates just a little bit the developers will be able to get this server and develop the armbian software that we all love so much. What are you waiting for? Hit subscribe in the menu of the forum. Every major payment method is accepted.
  5. Hello everybody is there a good tutorial to compile u-boot.ext? Or are there perhaps any quality sources that already have u-boot.ext files? Thank you
  6. Balbes could you at least tag the last working version for amlogic without any time bomb so the code can be forked? I have noticed that with and after kernel version 5.7 the Sd card started getting corrupted. With the 5.9rc releases it became corrupted even faster. Is this a bug or feature?
  7. Balbes has stopped supporting the s905x3. We will need to compile it ourselves. Who would like to compile it with me? Is anyone interested? Can I have a show of hands?
  8. Well because you said that you have made a security mechanism that will break things on unsupported devices. That isn't normal. I understand that you don't want to support some devices, but including drm or malware that breaks devices on purpose is a different matter. Do you need any help? Is there anything that can be done?
  9. Hello Balbes. Which version of your images are safe to use without the security mechanisms? Are you upset because of something? I am a bit scared to use the new 5.9 version that you have made. Does it have that security mechanism?
  10. Balbes wrote "I will add various security mechanisms that will create serious problems, including hardware problems and hardware failure." You see I was very suspicious when my SD card kept getting corrupted after 5.7.x on s905x3. At first it would happen only when I hit" shutdown" it wouldn't boot after a restart. With 5.8 it would randomly happen while leaving the OS running. With 5.9 it happened on first boot. My sd card never corrupted in 4.9.... Now his statement explains a lot.
  11. Balbes have you abandoned us? Are you going to make a 5.9 stable release?
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