Hey CloudReady Fans!
Late last night, we released a preview version of v72.4 to all channels of the Home Edition! In a temporary break from our usual release patterns, we will not be releasing this preview to any channels of the Education and Enterprise editions.
All Home Edition users can expect over-the-air updates and downloadable images for this release over the next few hours, if not already.
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.
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.
For Home Edition only
Improved messaging on sending logs and wifi/ethernet connection upon install error.
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 this preview of v72.4:
Fix for blacked out video playback and Chromecast issues on devices that have Intel GPUs using the i915 driver. Machines we’ve tested with this issue include: Dell Optiplex 330, 360, GX620, Acer Veriton M460, L460, HP Compaq dc5800, dc7800.
Fix for iMac 12,1 displaying color corruption after resuming from sleep
Fix for "Retry Sending Logs" button not working on install logs screen
Fix for Z83-V not able to play video.
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