Only the initial 1st run of the device is a forced update. This is to ensure you are running the latest version (with patches/fixes).1. Do not force auto-updating
After which, dietpi-update is optional.
This is not something we can achieve currently, due to the following:2. Offer the history image download
- We must focus our support efforts on the current versions of DietPi.
- We only have 2 developers.
- Offering previous image versions will increase end user level support, beyond what we can achieve.
- The pre-v6.x images (v159<), are extremely outdated and lacks many of the code optimizations (eg: DietPi-Globals).
We try to ensure this is the case. Most of our efforts are focused on supporting and prioritize RPi/Odroid and VM devices currently, however, if a critical issue hits one of the low popularity devices, we will resolve it.3. Focus on Some popular type devices
All ready is the case, as above, we prioritize on the highest install count (eg: Pi-Hole).4. According to the data of installed applications by users, decide which application should be optimized
There is not much we can do in regards to China's control laws, however, you could install a VPN client on the system to bypass it, prior to install.5. Recruit volunteers from most using countries
In China, people can’t visit some websites like google, and can’t use the service by them. I have tried install CloudPrint, and this application needs the support of GooglePrint, so I can’t use it.
DietPi-Survey uploads does not include any geo-location data. Its against our policy of ensuring all data collected is anonymous and cannot be linked to the user.6. Count the users of all countries
However, we can view website traffic from the last week through our Cloudflare stats page:
- United States 51,227
- Germany 34,315
- China 12,097
- United Kingdom 11,398
- Russian Federation 8,103