piCorePlayer 3.20

pCP Team 1 May 2017 pCP 3.20

Hi guys, we are sorry for the late announcement - but pCP 3.20 has been released.

Kernel/Firmware changes

  • 4.9.21 kernel.
  • RPi firmware - 2017/03/31.
  • config.txt changes to increase usable memory on RPi2/3 by 16M.
  • config.txt changes to decrease videocore memory usage.
  • RPi Zero-W Support.
  • Allo Boss and Piano-Plus Support.
  • Changed 8192cu driver (same version that OSMC uses).
  • 8812au driver included.

Other pCP changes

  • Squeezelite updated to v1.86-945.
  • ffmpeg updated to 3.17.
  • wiringpi shared libraries included by default. (Used to be static linked to squeezelite).
  • flac updated to 1.3.2.
  • utf8 support for fat32 partitions.
  • New card configuration system, will help with speed on squeezelite page. Also allows us to add more specific card information.
  • Set –nomysqueezebox option from web interface.
  • Default LMS install is 7.9.0 released version.
  • Great updates to pCP jivelite pacakge. Made possible by mherger.
  • pCP Help web site—see https://www.picoreplayer.org.
  • This is still a work in progress, where we can easily create web pages with HOWTO’s and other information. If you have something you would like included, creates a simple web page and let us know.
  • And last but not least, corrections to the insitu update process.
  • Reloading the reboot page should no longer reboot your pCP device again.
  • You can now do an insitu update and change from pcpCore to pcpAudioCore, and vise versa.

For the adventuresome 3.11 users reading this, if you do a hotfix (Near the bottom of the Main Page in Beta Mode), this will install a small fix that, that will allow you to do an insitu update to 3.20. By my tests, if you are using a 3.11 image, when you install 3.20, you should have about 180k of disk space left on the boot partition. 99% Full. In my mind this is a bit risky, but I suppose if your card is not easily pulled, give this a try. Worse case you have to pull your card and reflash.

Download

The released versions can be downloaded here.

The pCP Team
Paul, Greg, Ralphy and Steen

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