PC ENGINES

Release notes

Release notes describing changes, fixes and known issues in PC Engines apux releases.

Each binary (or archive in case of older images) is cryptographically signed by PC Engines Open Source Firmware Release Signing Key adequate to the official coreboot release (i.e. 4.9.0.x releases are signed by 4.9 Signing Key and 4.10.0.x by 4.10 Signing Key). Legacy releases starting from v4.0.28 are being signed with PC Engines Open Source Firmware Release 4.10 Signing Key. The keys are maintained and managed by 3mdeb company responsible for maintaining PC Engines firmware. Under each release binaries one may find an asciinema record showing example firmware signature verification using appropriate key. The public parts of the keys are available at 3mdeb-secpack repository. For the details of the change please refer to Canary #2.

The recommended firmware version is latest mainline v4.10.0.x. Reasons:

OS status

Some operating system have problems running with different storage medias. These table shows currently tested systems on BIOS v4.10.0.x with corresponding medias:

OS SD card SATA disk mSATA disk USB stick
Voyage (1) OK OK OK(2)
Debian OK OK OK OK(2)
OPNSense OK OK OK OK(2)
pfSense OK OK(*) OK OK(2)

* - works well with BIOS v4.6.8 or later in mainline and all legacy releases; for v4.6.7 and older mainline versions issues with installation and system functionality (installation break, unwanted reboots), can be fixed by adding a hint hint.ahci.0.msi="0", for more information see this document

(2) - all apu boards have problems with USB 3.x stick detection in BIOS, system is working properly, but after reboot/warmboot/coldboot USB stick may not appear in BIOS boot menu (depends on the stick, well working sticks are mentioned in this document)

(1) - Voyage Linux is bootable on SD card and works well in read-only mode, remounting as read-write and writing changes to SD sometimes results in kernel panic which often leads to non-operable system

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Documentation

The list of most useful documents from documentation:

Mainline releases

v4.10.0.2

Release date: 2019-10-09

v4.10.0.1

Release date: '2019-09-10'

v4.10.0.0

Release date: '2019-08-09'

v4.9.0.7

Release date: '2019-07-09'

v4.9.0.6

Release date: 2019-06-08

v4.9.0.5

Release date: `2019-05-10`

v4.9.0.4

Release date: 2019-04-03

v4.9.0.3

Release date: 2019-03-08

v4.9.0.2

Release date: 2019-02-04

v4.9.0.1

Release date: 2019-01-04

v4.8.0.7

Release date: 2018-12-10

v4.8.0.6

Release date: 2018-11-08

v4.8.0.5

Release date: 2018-10-04

v4.8.0.4

Release date: 2018-08-31

v4.8.0.3

Release date: 2018-08-07

v4.8.0.2

Release date: 2018-07-08

v4.8.0.1

Release date: 2018-06-08

v4.6.10

Release date: 2018-06-08

v4.6.9

Release date: 2018-05-11

v4.6.8

Release date: 2018-04-06

v4.6.7

Release date: 2018-03-01

v4.6.6

Release date: 2018-01-31

v4.6.5

Release date: 2017-12-29

v4.6.4

Release date: 2017-11-30

v4.6.3

Release date: 2017-10-30

v4.6.2

Release date: 2017-09-29

v4.6.1

Release date: 2017-08-30

Legacy releases

v4.0.29

Release date: 2019-10-09

v4.0.28

Release date: 2019-09-10

v4.0.27

Release date: 2019-07-08

v4.0.26

Release date: 2019-06-07

v4.0.25

Release date: 2019-03-07

v4.0.24

Release date: 2019-02-04

v4.0.23

Release date: 2019-01-04

v4.0.22

Release date: 2018-12-10

v4.0.21

Release date: 2018-11-08

v4.0.20

Release date: 2018-09-28

v4.0.19

Release date: 2018-09-02

v4.0.18

Release date: 2018-06-08

v4.0.17

Release date: 2018-05-11

v4.0.16

Release date: 2018-04-06

v4.0.15

Release date: 2018-03-01

v4.0.14

Release date: 2017-12-22

v4.0.13

Release date: 2017-09-29

v4.0.12

Release date: 2017-08-30

v4.0.11

Release date: 2017-07-21

v4.0.10

Release date: 2017-06-30

v4.0.9

Release date: 2017-05-30