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DietPi February 2024 news (version 9.1)

Feb 24, 2024

DietPi’s new release, version 9.1, launched this week, brings exciting new support and enhancements to the lightweight Linux OS. This version is particularly notable for its extended support for the Raspberry Pi 5 and several other single-board computers , along with improvements across various dietpi-software options.


DietPi January 2024 news (version 9.0)

Jan 21, 2024

DietPi’s latest release, version 9.0, rolled out today, marks a significant update for the lightweight Linux OS, renowned for its efficiency on single-board computers. This release phases out support for the older Debian Buster version, introduces compatibility with the new 1.5 GB Orange Pi Zero 3, and brings several enhancements and bug fixes across the board.


Rust Embedded Working Group Announces Embedded-HAL v1.0

Jan 12, 2024

The Rust Embedded Working Group has announced a significant milestone with the release of embedded-hal version 1.0, marking a new chapter in the Rust embedded ecosystem. This release, alongside companion crates like embedded-hal-bus, embedded-hal-async, and embedded-hal-nb, represents a culmination of efforts since 2020 to stabilize and refine the embedded-hal traits.


Gentoo Introduces Binary Package Support

Dec 31, 2023

Gentoo Linux, known for its source-based distribution, has now added support for binary packages, aiming to enhance user convenience and accelerate installations, particularly on slower hardware. While most architectures initially offer binary packages for the core system and weekly updates, amd64 and arm64 users benefit from an extensive library of over 20 GB of packages, including popular software like LibreOffice, KDE Plasma, Gnome, and Docker.


DietPi December 2023 news (version 8.25)

Dec 18, 2023

The latest release of DietPi, version 8.25, launched yesterday introduces support for new Single Board Computers, including the Orange Pi 3B and the RISC-V based PINE64 STAR64. This update also brings enhancements for various other boards and includes bug fixes for several options within the dietpi-software suite.


OpenCV 5 Extends Crowdfunding Campaign

Dec 17, 2023

The OpenCV team has extended their crowdfunding campaign for an additional 15 days, aiming to support the release of OpenCV 5. This version represents the largest update to the world’s most extensive computer vision library used in academic research and industry applications.


December 2023 Update: Armbian 23.11 Topi Release

Dec 4, 2023

Armbian 23.11 Topi, the latest update of the Armbian Linux distribution for single board computers (SBCs), brings a range of enhancements, updates, and fixes. This release focuses on improving functionality and compatibility across a variety of embedded devices, offering new features and support to meet the evolving needs of the SBC community.


DietPi November 2023 news (version 8.24)

Nov 23, 2023

DietPi v8.24 was released a few days ago and it introduced support for a couple of Single Board Computers including the Orange Pi Zero 3, ROCK 5A and the ASUS Tinker Board 2. Additionally, there were other enhancements and bug fixes for other embedded devices.


DietPi October 2023 news

Oct 28, 2023

DietPi v8.23 which was released this past week, introduced a variety of enhancements, specifically targeting devices like Raspberry Pi, ROCK5B, ROCK 4, and VisionFive 2, alongside several notable improvements and many bug fixes.


Armbian September news & DietPi late August news

Sep 16, 2023

Earlier this month, Armbian OS 23.08 (codename Colobus) was announced with support for various new devices including the Khadas VIM1S, VIM4, TI AM26, and Lichee Pi 4A. Similarly, DietPi announced support for the Orange Pi 5 Plus and enhancements for other boards.


LinuxFoundation Offers Computer Architecture Course w/ Industrial RISC-V Core

Aug 30, 2023

Earlier this month, the Linux Foundation launched a free course on the online learning platform edX. The organization has designed the course for computer science students, electrical and computer engineers, as well as professionals interested in gaining knowledge about RISC-V. 


Bootlin offers Embedded Linux course for BeaglePlay

Aug 17, 2023

Bootlin recently released free and paid resources for the open-source BeaglePlay development board which was launched this year. The course goes over various Embedded Linux topics and targets hobbyists and professionals.


Armbian and DietPi May-June news

Jun 5, 2023

Armbian launched in May their latest Linux distribution “Armbian 23.05 Suni” with various updates for the Debian community. Similarly, DietPi v8.18 has provided enhancements for the Quartz64 SBC and PiHole support for the RISC-V architecture.


Techbase offers Remote Raspberry Pi CM4 Program free for trial use

Jul 30, 2022

Techbase is a Polish-based company tackling global chip shortage and supply chain issues with a remote platform to speed up development. As of now, the devices offered for remote access are the ModBerry 500 CM4 and the ClusBerry-2M. (more…)