Burrow Raspberry Pi Image
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* Remove Epiphany
* Clearer options for switching of Pi 4 video output in Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Option added to Appearance Settings to move taskbar to second monitor
* Option added to Recommended Software to restrict package installs by architecture
* New version of Adobe Flash player (
* Selection of screen refresh rates added to Screen Configuration
* Fix for missing text insertion cursor in LibreOffice on Pi 4
* Fix for Wi-fi interruption when Wi-fi icon on taskbar is clicked
* FIx for incorrect desktop background behind desktop login prompt
* Fix for segmentation faults when launching obconf and lxapperarance
* Fix for unclosed file pointer in Screen Configuration
* Fix for Bluetooth plugin freeze when large numbers of devices detected
* Fix for opening URLs not working in lxterminal
* Fix for start menu opening on incorrect monitor when launched from keyboard
* Fix for taskbar item not having [] removed when un-minimising on second monitor
* Fix for Chromium video playback and WebGL performance on Pi 4
* Remove 4kp60 option from Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Rename hdmi_enable_4k to hdmi_enable_4kp60 in /boot/config.txt and raspi-config
* Linux kernel 4.19.57
* Raspberry Pi firmware cb3a32adf39f45a49be454e30c7464920ad7c605
* Based on Debian Buster
* Support for Raspberry Pi 4 hardware
* FKMS OpenGL desktop graphics driver and xcompmgr compositing window manager used when running on Raspberry Pi 4
* Screen Configuration application added for use with FKMS driver
* Raspberry Pi 4 video output options added to Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Uses new PiXflat UI theme for GTK and Openbox
* CPU activity gauge plugin no longer shown on taskbar by default
* CPU temperature gauge plugin added (not shown by default)
* USB ejecter and Bluetooth taskbar icons hidden when not appropriate
* Version 74.0.3729.157 of Chromium web browser included
* Version of Flash player included
* IDLE Python IDE removed
* Wolfram Mathematica removed temporarily due to incompatibility with Buster
* Display of package sizes removed from Recommended Software
* Appearance Settings modified to support independent settings for two monitors
* Oracle Java 7 and 8 replaced with OpenJDK 11
* Miscellaneous small bug fixes
* On-board 5GHz WiFi blocked by rfkill by default
The block is removed when taking one of the following actions:
- Selecting a locale in the first run wizard
- Setting the WiFi country in the Raspberry Pi Configuration tool or the Network Settings applet
- Setting the WiFi country in raspi-config
- Providing a wpa_supplicant.conf file through the boot partition
- Running 'rfkill unblock wifi'
* Boot partition size set to 256M
* Linux kernel 4.19.50
* Raspberry Pi firmware 88ca9081f5e51cdedd16d5dbc85ed12a25123201
* Chromium browser updated to version 72
* VLC media player updated to version 3.0.6
* RealVNC Server updated to version 6.4.0
* Flash player updated to version
* Performance improvements to SDL library
* Performance improvements to pixman library
* Option to set display underscan added to startup wizard
* Mounted external drives now displayed on desktop by default
* Network plugin modified for improved compatibility with wpa_passphrase
* SD Card Copier tweaks to reduce copy failures
* Various minor bug fixes and appearance tweaks
* Added ethtool
* Added rng-tools
* Add PINN restore support
* Linux kernel 4.14.98
* Raspberry Pi firmware f8939644f7bd3065068787f1f92b3f3c79cf3de9
* Two versions of image created - "base" image has no optional software packages included; "full" image has all optional packages
- Removed from "base" image - LibreOffice, Thonny, Scratch, Scratch 2, Sonic Pi, Minecraft, Python Games, SmartSim, SenseHAT Emulator
- Added to "full" image - Mathematica, BlueJ, Greenfoot, Node-RED, Claws Mail, VNC Viewer
* Python Games and SmartSim added to Recommended Software
* VLC media player with VideoCore hardware acceleration included in image
* Version 3.0.5 of Thonny included
* Modifications to LXDE components to enable local configuration to override global configuration correctly
* Modifications to Appearance Settings to support above configuration changes
* Modifications to various initial config defaults and relevant package to support above configuration changes
* Selecting default option in Appearance Settings now deletes relevant local configuration files
* PiX theme modified so that all changes made in Appearance Settings are in override files rather than in theme files
* Design of scrollbar buttons changed
* Image Viewer moved into Graphics category on main menu
* Recommended Software now installs LibreOffice language support files if needed, and suggests reboot if needed
* Latest version of Pepper Flash plugin included
* Chromium h264ify plugin permissions set correctly by default
* Corrections to various MIME types so that files open in sensible default applications
* Set default timezone to 'Europe/London'
* Linux kernel 4.14.79
* Raspberry Pi firmware 12e0bf86e08d6067372bc0a45d7e8a10d3113210
* Raspberry Pi 3A+ support
* In startup wizard, assign keyboard to country as per Debian installer recommendations
* In startup wizard, add option to use US keyboard in preference to country-specific option
* In startup wizard, show IP address on first page
* In startup wizard, check for existing wifi network connection and show it if there is one
* In startup wizard, install language support packages for LibreOffice and other applications
* In startup wizard, improve operation with keyboard only and no mouse
* Password change in Raspberry Pi Configuration and startup wizard now works properly if passwords contain shell characters
* Battery indicator plugin modified to cope with Pi-top hardware monitor crashing
* Networking plugin hides wifi password characters by default
* In Scratch 2 GPIO plugin, set pin from dropdown list rather than free text
* In Scratch 2 SenseHAT plugin, swap x and y axis values for LED array
* Include latest Adobe Flash player (
* Include latest RealVNC Server (6.3.1)
* Include libav-tools
* Include ssh-import-id
* Removed Mathematica
* Merge in latest third-party code for Bluetooth ALSA interface
* Add ability to prevent software update changing configuration files, by creating ~/.config/.lock file
* Various other small bug fixes, tweaks and changes to text
* Make dhcpcd work with 3G devices
* Add hw acceleration to ffmpeg
* Improved WiFi-BT coexistence parameters
* Run fake-hwclock before systemd-fsck-root
* Raspberry Pi PoE HAT support
* Linux kernel 4.14.71
* Raspberry Pi firmware 5b49caa17e91d0e64024380119ad739bb201c674
* New first-boot configuration wizard added
* Recommended Software installer added
* Bluej, Greenfoot, NodeRED, Claws Mail, VNC Viewer removed from image - can now be installed from Recommended Applications
* Qpdfview PDF viewer installed instead of Xpdf
* Version 65.0 of Chromium browser included, with latest Flash player
* Volume up / down keys now change by 5% increments and affect currently-selected output device rather than internal device only
* Network plugin now remembers previously-entered WiFi network passwords when prompting for reconnection
* Serial port and serial console can now be switched separately in Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Lxkeymap keyboard language setting application removed - replaced with dialog within Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Wifi country and keyboard language setting dialogs in Raspberry Pi Configuration now callable from other applications
* New version of Piboto font included to render with correct weight under some rogue applications
* Reconnection to Bluetooth audio devices on reboot improved
* Disable click-to-rename behaviour in file manager if single-click selection enabled
* Appearance Settings dialog makes config changes to some Qt files to match selected theme
* MIME file type associations improved
* Multiple desktop management options removed from mouse middle-click menu
* Menu shortcuts to Raspberry Pi website amended
* Python 2 IDLE menu link removed
* Sample Magpi PDF installed in /home/pi/MagPi
* Various minor tweaks, bug fixes and appearance changes
* Bluetooth updates
- Firmware with Bluetooth 4.2 features
- SCO profile suppot added via bthelper.service
* Linux kernel 4.14.50+
* Raspberry Pi firmware 748fb17992426bb29d99224b93cb962fefbdc833
* Fixed race between wifi-country.service and raspberrypi-net-mods.service
* Linux kernel 4.14.34+
* Raspberry Pi firmware 5db8e4e1c63178e200d6fbea23ed4a9bf4656658
* Raspberry Pi 3 B+ support
* WiFi is disabled until wireless regulatory domain is set (Pi 3 B+ only)
- The domain can be done through 'Raspberry Pi Configuration' (rc_gui),
'raspi-config' or by setting 'country=' to an appropriate ISO 3166
alpha2 country code in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf.
* Default wireless regulatory domain is now unset
* Added support to desktop for different screen sizes and resolutions,
including multiple preset options in Appearance Settings and pixel doubling
option in Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Version 2.1.16 of Thonny included
* Version of Adobe PepperFlash player included
* Version 1.2.post1 of Pygame Zero included
* Bluetooth plugin now supports connection to Bluetooth LE HID devices
* Network plugin now indicates 5G-compatible APs
* Latest changes to Bluez ALSA service merged
- service now started on CLI boot as well as GUI boot
* Latest changes to dhcpcd networking plugin merged
* Improved support for running on pi-top devices
* Small design changes to PiX theme and icons
* Bug fix - hide spurious window resize handles
* Bug fix - Scratch 2 remote GPIO state block now works correctly
* Updated WiFi Firmware
- brcmfmac43455-sdio 7.45.154
- brcmfmac43430-sdio
* New packages:
- policykit-1
- obconf
- python-buttonshim python3-buttonshim
- python-unicornhathd python3-unicornhathd
- python-pantilthat python3-pantilthat
* Linux kernel 4.9.80+
* Raspberry Pi firmware 3347884c7df574bbabeff6dca63caf686e629699
* Added battery monitor plugin for taskbar - works on x86 images or first-generation Pi-Top
* Added cutdown mode to PCManFM file manager to reduce complexity
* Added ability to rename files in PCManFM by clicking name when selected
* Bug fix in Bluetooth ALSA module to reduce truncation of audio at end of playback
* Various small tweaks, bug fixes and theme modifications
* New kernel and firmware
* Disable predictable network interface names for Ethernet devices
* Bug fix for keyboard settings dialog in Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Bug fix for crash on some videos and animations in Chromium
* Bug fix for taskbar crash when running RealVNC server
* Bug fix for reloading projects with extensions in Scratch 2
* Bug fix for MAC address problem in Bluetooth
* Simple mode and new icons in Thonny
* New Japanese translations in Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Install fonts-droid-fallback for international fonts
* Based on Raspbian Stretch (Debian version 9)
* Version 60 of Chromium browser included
* Version 3.0.1 of Sonic Pi included
* Version 6.1.1 of RealVNC included
* Version 0.17.4 of NodeRED included
* Bluetooth audio routed via ALSA rather than Pulseaudio
* SenseHAT extension added to Scratch 2
* Various desktop applications modified to prompt for sudo password if needed
* lxinput control options for mouse speed simplified
* lxpanel plugins moved into separate packages
* Wireless firmware for Pi 3 and Pi 0W modified to address Broadpwn exploit
* Latest kernel and firmware
* Various small tweaks, bug fixes and theme modifications
* New kernel and firmware
* Filesystem created without the metadata_csum feature
* Scratch 2 application included
* Thonny Python IDE included
* New icons with thinner outlines
* Volume control more linear in behaviour
* Updated Flash player
* Updated RealVNC server and viewer
* Various tweaks and bugfixes
* New kernel and firmware
* Wolfram Mathematica updated to version 11.0.1
* Adobe Flash Player updated to version
* Use PARTUUID to support USB boot
* Updated kernel and firmware (final Pi Zero W support)
* Wolfram Mathematica updated to version 11
* NOOBS installs now checks for presence of 'ssh' file on the NOOBS partition.
* Chromium browser updated to version 56
* Adobe Flash Player updated to version
* RealVNC Server and Viewer updated to version 6.0.2 (RealVNC Connect)
* Sonic Pi updated to version 2.11
* Node-RED updated to version 0.15.3
* Scratch updated to version 120117
* Detection of SSH enabled with default password moved into PAM
* Updated desktop GL driver to support use of fake KMS option
* Raspberry Pi Configuration and raspi-config allow setting of fixed HDMI resolution
* raspi-config allows enabling of serial hardware independent of serial terminal
* Updates to kernel and firmware
* Various minor bug fixes and usability and appearance tweaks
* Re-release of the 2016-11-25 image with a FAT32-formatted boot partition
* SSH disabled by default; can be enabled by creating a file with name "ssh" in boot partition
* Prompt for password change at boot when SSH enabled with default password unchanged
* Adobe Flash Player included
* Updates to hardware video acceleration in Chromium browser
* Greeter now uses background image from last set in Appearance Settings rather than pi user
* Updated version of Scratch
* Rastrack option removed from raspi-config and Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Ability to disable graphical boot splash screen added to raspi-config and Raspberry Pi Configuration
* Appearance Settings dialog made tabbed to work better on small screens
* Raspberry Pi Configuration now requires current password to change password
* Various small bug fixes
* Updated firmware and kernel
* New PIXEL desktop environment - new icon set, window design, desktop images, splash screen and greeter
* Chromium web browser included
* Infinality font rendering patches included
* RealVNC server and viewer included
* SenseHAT emulator included
* Rfkill entries added to Wifi and Bluetooth panel plugins
* Updates to various standard applications, including Scratch and NodeRED
* Various bug fixes, tweaks and translation updates
* Updated firmware and kernel (https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/commit/ad8608c08b122b2c228dba0ff5070d6e9519faf5)
* Fixed crash of lxpanel when D-bus not accessible
* Fixed permissions for D-bus Bluetooth access
* Removed sudo from shutdown options
* Appearance of tooltips updated in theme
* Fixed ejecter plugin grabbing focus
* raspi-config command line and GUI apps tidied; unnecessary reboots removed
* More error detection in piclone; copying of volume names and IDs added
* Updated translation files
* New version of Scratch, which no longer requires sudo
* New version of BlueJ
* New version of NodeRED
* New version of pypy
* pigpio included
* geany editor included
* SD Card Copier added (can be used to duplicate or back up the Pi)
* Bluetooth plugin added to taskbar
* Volume control on taskbar now compatible with Bluetooth devices
* New shutdown helper application
* Mouse double-click speed setting added to mouse and keyboard preference application
* Option to enable / disable 1-wire interface and remote access to pigpio added to Raspberry Pi config application
* File system automatically expanded on first boot
* Empty Wastebasket option added to right-click menu
* Ctrl-Alt-T can be used to open a terminal window
* Various small bug fixes and appearance tweaks
* Updated firmware and kernel (https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/commit/cc6d7bf8b4c03a2a660ff9fdf4083fc165620866)
* updated firmware and kernel (https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/commit/951799bbcd795ddf27769d14acf4813fdcbe53dc)
* use serial0 in cmdline.txt
* wpa_supplicant.conf country default to GB (allows use of channels 12 and 13)
* Support added for Pi 3, including Wifi and Bluetooth
* Option to set wifi country code added to raspi-config
* dtb that uses mmc sdcard driver (fixes problems experienced with certain SD cards)
* new version of Sonic Pi (2.9)
* new version of Scratch (15/1/16)
* new version of Node-Red (2.5)
* new version of Wolfram (10.3)
* optional experimental GL desktop driver (can be enabled using advanced options in command-line raspi-config)
* new version of Java (1.8.0_65)
* new version of WiringPi
* raspi-gpio included
* ping no longer requires sudo (except NOOBS installs)
* support for more USB audio devices in lxpanel
* bug fix for creation of new menus in Alacarte
* various changes to raspi-config and GUI to tidy up board support and fix bugs, and updated translations
* small tweaks to theme to support GL driver
* Included IBM Node-RED IoT application
* Included graphical package manager
* Included accelerated pixman library
* Updated Epiphany browser to improve video compatibility
* Updated Scratch with performance improvements and bug fixes
* Updated Raspberry Pi configuration to allow boot to pause while
network is established
* Various minor bug fixes
* Based on Debian Jessie
* Upgraded applications - Epiphany browser, Scratch and Sonic Pi
* Included applications - LibreOffice, Claws Mail, Greenfoot, BlueJ
* Included utilities - Alacarte menu editor, Lxkeymap, scrot, tree, pip
* New GUI-based Raspberry Pi Configuration application
* GPIO control now possible without need for sudo
* Web link to Magpi magazine included
* New taskbar plugin to eject mounted USB drives
* Default boot is now to GUI not desktop
* Look and feel now based on GTK+3 default theme
* Print screen key launches scrot to produce screenshot
* Common keyboards autodetected by GUI and drivers loaded accordingly
* Numerous small tweaks and bugfixes
* Updated UI changes
* Updated firmware
* Install raspberrypi-net-mods
* Install avahi-daemon
* Add user pi to new i2c and spi groups
* Modified udev rules for i2c and spi devices
* Newer firmware with various fixes
* New Sonic Pi release
* Pi2 compatible RPi.GPIO
* Updated Wolfram Mathematica
* Support for Pi2
* Newer firmware
* New Sonic Pi release
* Updated Scratch
* New Wolfram Mathematica release
* Updated Epiphany
* Fix regression with omission of python-pygame
* New firmware with variosu fixes and improvements
* New UI configuration for lxde
* Various package updates
* python3-pygame preinstalled
* 'nuscratch', scratch running on the Cog StackVM
* Misc other changes
* New firmware with various fixes and improvements
* Minecraft Pi pre-installed
* Sonic Pi upgraded to 2.0
* Include Epiphany browser work from Collabora
* Switch to Java 8 from Java 7
* Updated Mathematica
* Misc minor configuration changes
* New firmware with various fixes, and kernel bugfix
* Many, many firmware updates with major USB improvements
* pyserial installed by default
* picamera installed by default
* Firmware updated
* Some space saved on the root filesystem
* Firmware updated, includes V4L2 fixes
* Update omxplayer
* Firmware updated and now using kernel 3.10. Many, many improvements
* fbturbo XOrg driver is now included and enabled by default. Thanks to
ssvb https://github.com/ssvb/xf86-video-fbturbo
* Update Scratch image with further bug fixes
* Include Wolfram Mathematica
* Update to PyPy 2.2
* Update omxplayer
* Include v4l-utils for use with experimental V4L2 Raspberry Pi camera driver
* Update squeak-vm to fix issues with loading JPEGs
* Update Scratch image for further performance improvements
* Include Oracle JDK
* At least a 4GiB SD card is now required (see above)
* Include PyPy 2.1
* Include base piface packages
* Update raspi-config to include bugfix for inheriting language settings
from NOOBS
* Updated to current top of tree firmware
* Update squeak-vm, including fastblit optimised for the Raspbery Pi
* Include Sonic Pi and a fixed jackd2 package
* Support boot to Scratch
* Inherit keyboard and language settings from NOOBS