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Release Notes

November 2022 (version 8.11)

Overview

The November 19th, 2022 release of DietPi v8.11 comes with a new image for the NanoPi R5S, the new software option Homer and a couple of improvements and minor bug fixes.

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New images

  • NanoPi R5S Our NanoPi R5S images have been updated to ship with WireGuard support and a cleaner rootfs built from scratch.

New software

Improvements

  • Quartz64 The firmware package has been updated to ship with Linux v6.1.0-rc1 and firmware for onboard WiFi, respectively the PINE64 WiFi module. Furthermore, we moved to mainline U-Boot, which solves some boot issues with certain SD card and eMMC models. You will be asked during dietpi-update whether you want to upgrade it on your system.
  • NanoPi NEO3 Switched back to the again available NEO3 device tree, resolving potential hardware feature issues.
  • NanoPi R2S/R4S Enabled the Ethernet status LEDs by default. Many thanks to @TheLinuxGuy for bringing up this topic: MichaIng/DietPi#5538
  • DietPi-Software | Shairport Sync Updated to version 4.1 and added the option to install an AirPlay 2 ready build. The update and offer to switch to AirPlay 2 can be applied via reinstall: dietpi-software reinstall 37
  • DietPi-Software | NoMachine Bumped version to latest stable v8.1.2_1, update via reinstall: dietpi-software reinstall 30
  • DietPi-Software | HAProxy Bumped version to latest stable v2.6.6, update via reinstall: dietpi-software reinstall 98
  • DietPi-Software | Grafana For ARMv6 RPi models, RPi 1 and Zero (1), bumped version to latest stable v9.2.4, update via reinstall: dietpi-software reinstall 77
  • DietPi-Software | Grafana Updated the APT list to use the new repository: https://grafana.com/docs/grafana/latest/setup-grafana/installation/debian/#repository-migration-november-8th-2022
  • DietPi-Software | Webservers The strict dependency on PHP has been removed. It is hence now possible to install any webserver via dietpi-software without having PHP installed forcefully as well. This became required for Homer, which is a purely static web page.
  • DietPi-Software | Nextcloud Re-enabled the install option for ARMv6/ARMv7 systems. Nextcloud 25 is the last version which supports 32-bit systems, so be aware that you will not receive major version upgrades anymore if you do not use 64-bit hardware with an ARMv8/64-bit image. Many thanks to @PaulPink for bringing up the topic: MichaIng/DietPi#5888
  • DietPi-Software | Remote.It Update the product name (Remot3.it -> Remote.It), information and package to the latest and remove the old information “Weaved”.

Bug fixes

As always, many smaller code performance and stability improvements, visual and spelling fixes have been done, too much to list all of them here. Check out all code changes of this release on GitHub: MichaIng/DietPi!5885