Hey CloudReady Fans!
Today we’re excited to be releasing CloudReady v72.4 as a stable update to all release channels and editions of CloudReady!
Both Home and Supported Editions can expect over-the-air updates to be available over the next few hours.
A special note for this release:
We’ve heard from both our biggest customers and individual users alike that prompt, stable updates are important. Over the past 14 months, the Neverware team has worked hard to act on that feedback, bringing CloudReady’s major version releases much closer to the official Chrome OS ones. I’m proud to say that, with this release, we’re releasing CloudReady v72 only 10 days after Google’s initial release of Chrome OS v72.
Release Notes for v72:
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 in CloudReady and Chrome OS since v66 where large zipped files that are unpacked using the Files App would be the wrong size.
Improvements to 32-bit 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.
Additional video streaming services 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.
Fix for a broken link in our plug-ins text in settings which caused a UI restart when clicked. v72 no longer has this issue.
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.
Fix for iMac 12,1 displaying color corruption after resuming from sleep.
Fix for Z8350 Atom chipsets that previously were not able to play video. This fix may extend to other Intel devices with Intel HD 400 graphics. (These devices still show sound issues.)
New Certified Models since v70.4:
Dell Optiplex 3060
Dell Optiplex 5060
Dell Optiplex 7040
HP ProDesk 400 G2.5
HP Stream 13
HP t520 Thin Client
Lenovo ThinkCentre M600
Lenovo ThinkCentre M83
Lenovo ThinkCentre M53
New in in v72.4:
Fix for L2TP/IPsec VPNs that stopped working in earlier releases of v72 due to conflicts with security security improvements we made.