Release | Endless OS 3.7.7

Endless OS 3.7.7 was released for existing users today (February 10th, 2020). Downloadable images for new users will be available in the next few days, except for Raspberry Pi 4 images which are already available (see below).

Raspberry Pi 4 support

We are happy to announce that this release includes a preview version of Endless OS on the Raspberry Pi 4!

The Raspberry Pi 4 support is released as a “preview version” due to some limitations in graphics performance and hardware support. Nonetheless, it includes all the usual Endless OS features supported on other platforms, along with a wide selection of applications. We look forward to improving our Raspberry Pi releases during the coming months.

As a preview version, we especially welcome community feedback on our forum regarding interest in using Endless OS on this hardware, particularly in which contexts these devices are used, what works well, and what needs to be improved.

The images can be downloaded from here (base image with few apps pre-installed, 2.27GB download, signature) or here (English variant with more apps pre-installed, 13.30GB download, signature).

Please refer to the preview release announcement for installation instructions (and make sure to use one of the images linked above) as well as more details on the limitations and known issues for this support.

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Updated Hardware Support

Fixes from the stable branch of the Linux kernel have been integrated into Endless OS, addressing a few security issues that had been discovered recently. Additionally, a previous issue where it was not possible to turn off the keyboard backlight on certain Asus laptops is now fixed.

Other Improvements and Changes

  • Updated Chromium. We’ve updated to Chromium 79.0.3945.130 bringing new security fixes to Endless’ built-in web browser.
  • General improvements to the App Center. The App Center has gained a series of small improvements and bug fixes in this version, including a crash fix when some specific apps are installed. It has also gained support for installing applications which are packaged as .flatpak bundles. To install such an application, you can simply double click on it and the App Center will open and complete the installation.
  • Password reset codes now last across reboots. The password-reset feature got improved in this version and reset codes generated by the Login Screen when clicking “Forgot password” (which are then used by our Customer support to provide the unlock codes required to allow resetting passwords) should now remain valid across reboots or until the user next logs in.
  • Some EECS-202 PAYG computers failed to retain credit for applied payment codes. This is now fixed.

Known Issues

  • Installed applications list in App Center is incomplete. Applications installed from .flatpak bundles don’t show up as installed in the App Center right after installation. This issue can be worked around by logging out and logging back in.
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And here is a nice video we’ve prepared to show what changed in this release.