Hey CloudReady Fans!

We're releasing v72.1 to the Dev Channels of the Home, Education, and Enterprise Editions today.

If you're interested, subscribe to the Dev channel to get an over-the-air update now.

Release Notes for v72.1:

  • OS Upgrade to 72

  • More improvements for install UI flow: We’ve continued to improve our installer UI flow, including adding a mechanism to send logs to Neverware from inside the install window if an install fails.

  • Fix for large zip files: This fixes a bug present since v66 where large zipped files that are unpacked using the CloudReady Files App would be the wrong size.

  • Improvements to 32bit GPU Issues: 32bit images continue to only be supported on devices marked with a red “32bit only” flag on our certified list. However, some issues with Intel graphics from v70 32bit are less severe or fixed in v71 and v72.
    We continue to strongly recommend installing, or reinstalling, 64bit CloudReady whenever possible and immediately.

  • Files App “Share with others” now works: In the Google Drive section of the Files App, the right click menu for a file shows a “Share with others” option. That option has historically caused an error, but now works in v72.1.

  • Cartoon Network and HBO streaming now work: In previous versions, some streaming providers, including HBO and Cartoon Network, did not work on CloudReady despite support for others like Netflix. Those providers are working as of v72.1.

Known Issues

  • Sending feedback/logs must be done manually: The alt+shift+i shortcut, and the “Help > Report an issue” menu option, both fail to open the expected window that sends logs to Neverware. Instead, you can manually collect logs manually by visiting chrome://net-internals/#chromeos and clicking “Store Debug Logs”. Those can be send to Neverware via the links below.

  • Video, sound are broken on 32bit builds: There is an issue with 32bit images that causes 2D video playback, audio, and potentially more to be non-functional. This significant issue should be fixed in v72.2. If you can, we recommend reinstalling v70.4 64bit prior to updating to v72.1 to avoid this issue.

  • Chromecast failures on specific hardware: We’ve seen an issue with Chromecast not working properly on a few models, including HP Probook 4530s, Dell Vostro 3300, Dell Vostro 1440, Lenovo ThinkPad x230, and HP Compaq dc7900s devices.

Note: We’ve disabled comments on these release-notes blog posts. It is much easier for our team to assist users and customers when feedback is routed through the links below. If you have something to say, good bad or otherwise, we appreciate you taking the time to contact our Support team or post in our user forums.

Unstable releases often have unforeseen bugs. We rely upon Dev Channel users to report those to us in our forums. If you're ok with a little instability, please jump to this new release and let us know what you think!


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