Flint OS for Tinker Board v1.0 is here!
We have been working hard to provide some additional tweaks to our Tinker Board builds as well as upgrading to the latest stable release of Chromium OS. The highlight are listed below:
- Based on R59 of Chromium OS
- Native Printing options
- New “Settings” page
- New APIs for Kiosk Apps
- Improved memory Management (should help with video streaming)
- Improved HDMI output (should allow compatibility with more screens)
- Updated Graphics drivers (removed scrolling flickering)
- Auto expansion of the OS to utilise all space on the SD card (will be rolling this to our other builds)
- Included additional commandline programs to make the shell experience more pleasant
Some known issues with this release:
- Clicking the networking area in the desktop UI will cause a browser restart if you are using both the ethernet and Wi-Fi
- There are still some issues with the Tinker Board not outputting an image to certain displays. This appears to be an issue with other Tinker Board distributions and we are working with Asus to improve this for all distributions. Currently native 1080p displays are the best option
Tinker Board is a single-board computer in an ultra-small form factor that offers class-leading performance while leveraging outstanding mechanical compatibility. Having the same physical dimensions and specifications as the Raspberry Pi, driven by a powerful and modern quad-core ARM-based processor, the Rockchip RK3288, Tinker Board offers significantly improved performance.
We are really happy with the progress of the Tinker Board build and will now be looking to move to a 6 weekly update cycle inline with the stable Chromium OS releases unless we feel a minor release is worthwhile.
Please get in touch via the Reddit or firstname.lastname@example.org to share your experience with the release. Your information will really help us shape the next version of the OS, thank you!