UDOObuntu 2 BETA 5 for NEO FULL/EXTENDED is here!

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Dear mates,
here we are to announce some good Friday news.


First of all: UDOObuntu 2 Beta 5 for UDOO NEO FULL & EXTENDED is out.
You can obviously find it in the downloads – we tweaked this page a bit, you noticed?
Anyway, what’s new?

  • Bluetooth service starts earlier to avoid possible device attach timeouts. Still some stuff needs to be implemented or improved;
  • UDOObuntu 2 no longer makes you preinstall a lot of rarely used packages (e.g. printer and scanner support), leading to fewer background processes to save CPU and RAM. You can still reinstall such packages from Software Center if you like;
  • if there’s no Internet connection, default system date is 2015-01-01 instead of 1970-01-01. This allows to access captive portals requiring HTTPS;
  • Desktop files permissions fixed;
  • the first boot is faster since SSH keys are regenerated in background;
  • The Web Control Panel‘s been updated;
  • some core packages (e.g. X11, pcmanfm) has been rebuilt to optimize and reduce RAM usage.

Testing and Bug-Tracking

Are you experienced with Linux and GitHub? You love embedded projects and wanna give us some help? We want you. Come share the bugs you spotted on GitHub!

Get Started NEO

We’ve improved the Get-Started-Neo with more videotutorials and made a general cleanup. We hope it’s clearer this way, but we wait for your impressions. Drop us a line in the comments!

  • leeclemmer

    Just a quick heads up for other first-timers: I initially downloaded from sourceforge and ran into problems when the GUI wouldn’t start up (it booted to terminal). I compared the SHA-1 against what was listed on the download page and in fact they were different. Tried downloading again from EU mirror, reflashed the SD and it booted fine. So, my advice of today: check your SHA-1!

  • sieler

    NOTE: the sourceforge copy is about 719 MB, the EU mirror is about 818 MB … I’ve downloaded the sourceforge one twice, each time unzip says it’s corrupt. Downloading the EU copy now.

    • UDOO Board

      Hi sieler, now the sourceforge image should be ok. If you have time try to download it again please. Thanks for your feedback, really appreciated.

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