Wed. Nov 20th, 2019

Raspbian 2019-09-26 releases: support for Raspberry Pi 4 computer

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Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux, which is optimized for Raspberry Pi hardware (armhf processor architecture). Raspbian comes with more than 35,000 software packages or pre-compiled software, which is packaged in a graceful format to facilitate installation on Raspberry Pi. The first creation of the release was completed in June 2012, but it gained a sustained and active development and focused on improving the stability and performance of as many Debian packages as possible. Although Debian provides a release for the arm architecture, it is only compatible with the Raspberry Pi later version (ie ARMv7-A central processor and later, compared to Raspberry Pi’s ARMv6 central processor)

Raspbian 2019-09-26 released.

Changelog

* rpi-eeprom included
– This will automatically update the SPI EEPROM on the Raspberry Pi 4 to the latest stable version.
See https://rpf.io/eeprom for more information.
* New icon theme for file manager icons
* Appearance Settings – option for identical desktop on both monitors
* Appearance Settings – option to show different desktop icons on both monitors
* Taskbar automatically moved to monitor 0 if monitor 1 not found at boot
* Switching of audio output between two HDMI devices added to volume plugin
* Switching of audio input devices added to volume plugin
* .asoundrc (ALSA config file) now uses ‘plug’ values to support more devices
* Audio Settings tool modified to integrate more closely with volume plugin to reduce duplicated code
* Screen Configuration tool now shows separate menus for resolution and refresh rate
* Primary and active monitor settings removed from Screen Configuration tool
* Overscan support added for FKMS driver
* New keyboard shortcuts added – Ctrl-Alt-End brings up shutdown menu; Ctrl-Alt-M moves taskbar between monitors
* Latest changes to Bluez ALSA interface integrated to improve connection to Bluetooth audio devices
* Mousepad used as simple text editor instead of leafpad
* Version 3.2 of Thonny added
* Version 74 of Chromium added
* Version 3.0.8 of VLC added
* Version 32.0.0.255 of Flash player added
* Version 6.5.0 of RealVNC Server added
* Version 6.19.715 of RealVNC Viewer added (full image only)
* Version 12.0.1 of Mathematica added (full image only)
* Version 0.20.8 of NodeRED added (full image only)
* Version 3.1.0 of Sonic Pi added (full image only)
* Scratch 3 added (full image only)
* Bug fix – URL handling in Terminal
* Bug fix – octal values in SSIDs in network plugin
* Bug fix – remaining value in progress bar when transferring files
* Bug fix – integration of xarchiver tool with file manager
* Bug fix – start menu opening on incorrect monitor
* Bug fix – minimised applications wrongly displayed on taskbar on second monitor
* Bug fix – Bluetooth icon disappearing on x86 platforms when Bluetooth turned off
* Bug fix – Screen Configuration tool not shown on x86 platforms and settings not being saved
* Various translation updates
* Various minor bug fixes
* Epiphany/Web removed
* ntfs-3g included
* pciutils added
* Linux kernel 4.19.75
* Raspberry Pi firmware 01508e81ec1e918448227ca864616d56c430b46d

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