The latest release of Armbian, version 22.05, is now out with hundreds of Linux kernel and user space-related bug fixes, a focus on stabilizing existing platforms, while still adding four new boards with Orange Pi R1 Plus LTS (RK3328), Radxa Zero (Amlogic S905Y2), Radxa Rock 3A (RK3568), and DevTerm A06 (RK3399).
The community also added two new maintainers for ESPRESSObin and Radxa Rock Pi 4 (Model A) SBCs which should mean the images for those boards will be tested more regularly and potential issues fixed more quickly. You may want to read the more detailed changelog to see if any changes may impact the board(s) you are using. The new Armbian 22.05 release succeeds Armbian 22.02 outed on February 28, 2022.
If you’d like to upgrade simply run those two commands on your existing installation:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
For new installation, browse the list of supported boards, select the Debian/Ubuntu image you’d like to install, and flash it to a microSD card.
A large part of the announcement is also to ask the community to get involved either through time by becoming a board maintainer, or with donations joining vendors such as Orange Pi, FriendlyElec, Radxa, Khadas, Hardkernel, and Olimex who have already contributed to the project financially, the hardware donations, or their expertise.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.