Hello everyone. We have new development snapshots for those of you who would like to give them a spin.
As usual, please keep in mind these are experimental, yada yada. May cause damage, loss, grief, and so on.
On both ORx and Lighthouse the snapshots include:
- Fixes for FSAL
- Fix for twitter app indexing glitch
- Content analytics tracking
- New “Settings” section in the settings page (yes, “Yo dawg, we heard u like settings…”) which allows you to turn the analytics off and change the default UI language
Note that you will see the language wizard step pop up again right after booting these snapshots. This is normal.
Lighthouse now has the ability to retain SSH user password if it’s changed. This should be good news for those of you that wish to expose the SSH port to the Internet.
To change the password, ssh into the receiver and use the
(ORx could do this since several releases ago.)
ORx-specific changes are bit more substantial this time. The new card image format means that you cannot simply update an existing card. You will need to use a tool like Gparted to remove all partitions on the card or get a new card.
With the new format, all you need to do to create a new ORx card is to unzip the contents of the zip file to the card. And that’s pretty much it.
After having used the receiver for a while, you will find two new files and one new folder on the card if you put it in a computer:
- data.img - databases and logs
- persist.img - persistent configuration
- DOWNLOADS - the files downloaded from Outernet
With future releases there will also be no difference between creating new cards and updating existing ones. It’ll just be a matter of copying the new files over the old ones.