UPDATE 9/5/2018: Due to a necessary change to partition layout to support Secure Boot, updating a dualboot machine to v68.3 no longer boots CloudReady. As a reminder, we no longer support dualbooting.
Hey CloudReady Fans!
We're excited to be releasing v68.3 today! In keeping with our recent update patterns, ".3" indicates that this release will go out to all users on all release Channels for the Home Edition, and to the Beta Channel for Education and Enterprise Edition customers.
All Home Edition users can expect over-the-air updates and downloadable images for this release over the next few hours.
If you're using CloudReady at school or work and interested in previewing this release, subscribe to the Dev or Beta Channels to get an over-the-air update now.
Release Notes for v68:
- OS Upgrade to 68
- Initial support for automatic screen-rotation on some convertible laptops: We're introducing support for automatic screen rotation based on physical device rotation. This complements our new support for Chromium's tablet-mode UI functionality in v67. Both features work on recent HP Spectre 13 devices, and may also work on a variety of other machines like Dell XPS 13 or Lenovo Yoga 2-in-1s.
- Fix for switchable ("Optimus") GPUs: Through 2018 we've had issues requiring users to disable dual-GPUs in their BIOS. Starting in v68, customers should be able to leave those graphics as-is without issue.
- Fix for sleep/resume on Lenovo ThinkPad E440
- Fix for microphone issues on Dell Latitude 3480, 3490: These devices were crashing when microphones were accessed in v67 and below - they should work with audio input now.
- Support for UEFI boot mode on Lenovo ThinkPad T430: T430 models have been required to use Legacy boot mode until now, but v68 will support the newer UEFI option when installing and booting.
- Better support for Plugins across updates: Plugins currently need to be re-installed after a major update in many cases. After v68, you should see devices carry forward their plugin install state, and handle an update to a newer plugin version during the install if necessary.
- Fix for more Asus touchpads: We found the Asus 402SA had a touchpad which was entirely non functional on CloudReady. This machine's been fixed, and we hope other recent Asus devices with similar problems will also be improved.
- Fix for jitters on Lenovo ThinkPad x140e touchpad
New in v68.3
- Fix for Dell XPS 13 touchpad: This fix resolves a problem on Dell XPS 13 devices where the touchpad wasn't working properly.
- Fixed v68.1 for Dell Latitude D420: The D420 got stuck at the CloudReady screen on boot in v68.2. We believe we've fixed this, however, see Known Issues below.
- Fix for Huawei E3372-4G/LTE USB dongle variant: We've fixed an issue with the white variant of these USB modems with the Airtel logo. They didn't work with CloudReady. The black variants, as well as white, non-Airtel dongles remain unaffected and work as expected.
- Fixed v68.2 mouse issues with flatpaks when on external monitors: On some devices, we noticed the mouse stopped working with flatpaks on external monitors, and an unplug and reboot were required as a workaround. This issue has been fixed for v68.3.
- Syslinux message on boot: This message appears on boot momentarily, however it does not affect any functionality.
- Graphics issues on login screen for AMD GPUs: We've noticed some graphics issues during login on devices with AMD GPUs. If you have a device with an AMD GPU please let us know what you see at login.
- Tablet auto-rotate screens: Upon turning a tablet, sometimes the screen does not auto-rotate on some devices. Logging out and back in appears to fix this.
- Touchscreen calibration: Touchscreens are not working once calibration was started, even as they worked normally before/after calibration.
- UPDATE added 9/5/2018 Dualboot: Due to a necessary change to partition layout to support Secure Boot, updating a dualboot machine to v68.3 no longer boots CloudReady. As a reminder, we no longer support dualbooting.
While this is a stable release for our Home Edition, it is an unstable release for Education and Enterprise customers on the Dev & Beta channels. Unstable releases often have unforeseen bugs. We rely upon Dev & Beta Channel users to report issues to us so we can stabilize builds more quickly. If you decide to try this release, please let us know what you think and report any issues using the links below.