UPDATE 2/6/2019: We’ve added a known issue regarding video playback on some Intel GPUs. See below for more info.

Hey CloudReady Fans!

We're excited to be releasing v72.3 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 Dev and Beta Channels 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 are interested in previewing this release, subscribe to the Dev or Beta channels to get an over-the-air update now.

Release Notes for v72:

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

  • Fix for a broken link in our plug-ins text in settings which wasn’t working and caused a UI restart. v72.2 no longer has this issue.

  • Home Edition only fix for the missing toggle for “Send hardware info and usage frequency data to Neverware” in settings in v72.1.

New in v72.3:

  • Install failures will now send us logs after users connect to the internet.

  • New notices upon login to 64-bit capable devices running 32-bit CloudReady to encourage reinstallation with 64-bit CloudReady. We continue to strongly recommend installing, or reinstalling, 64-bit CloudReady whenever possible and immediately.

  • Settings fix: The toggle to "Send hardware info and usage frequency data to Neverware" was showing up in v72.2 for Education & Enterprise Editions, even though it’s a feature only available on the Home Edition. Regardless of the setting (on or off) metrics will be sent on Education and Enterprise Editions of CloudReady. We have removed the option in v72.3.

  • Fix for iMac 5,2: Chromecast was not working on v72.2. This is fixed in v72.3.

  • Fix for Acer Veriton L460 and M460, Optiplex 330 and 360, and other machines with Intel 82G33 or G33 graphics: Video was not playing on the patched version of v72.2. This is fixed for v72.3.

New in v72.3 Home Edition only

  • Crostini was not installing on v72.2. It now consistently installs successfully on high-powered machines, including HP Spectres. Devices with significantly less RAM may stall at the install screen indefinitely.
    Note: Crostini functionality is available but not fully supported. For more info click here.

  • Improved messaging on sending logs and wifi/ethernet connection upon install error.

Known Issues

  • Chromecast does not work on devices with Intel 82G33 and G33 graphics chipsets, including Acer Veriton L460 and M460, Dell Optiplex 330 and 360. We expect to have a fix in the next release.

  • On devices with Intel Q33, Q35 and G33 graphics chipsets video all play black, while audio may play. We are currently testing other GPUs to verify scope of this issue. If you are experiencing this issue with graphics other than the ones listed, please let us know in the forums (Home Edition users) or through support (Education and Enterprise).

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 want to provide feedback on a release, we appreciate you taking the time to contact our Support team (for Education & Enterprise Editions) or to post in our user forums.

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.