Dwelling Assistant OS Launch 6

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Dwelling Assistant OS 6.0 secure is offered now!


  • OS Agent for higher OS integration with Supervisor

  • Assist for extra Wi-Fi and Bluetooth gadgets

  • Smaller digital machine disk photos

  • Improved: Generic x86-64 system help

Desk of contents

Working System Modifications

OS Agent

Working System launch 6 comes with a brand new, Go written daemon referred to as OS Agent.
This enables the Supervisor to entry extra facets of the OS. One such facet is
to maneuver the information to an exterior information disk or wipe information to begin over with out
reinstalling. Be aware nonetheless that at this level, the required logic within the
Supervisor and Frontend continues to be being developed.

Below the Hood

Below the hood, the OS was up to date to the most recent upstream Linux 5.10 kernel
in addition to Buildroot 2021.02.1. The most recent Buildroot launch brings tons of
new software program variations together with bug and safety fixes. Some key parts
which obtained an replace had been systemd 247 and the Docker Container Engine

Different Modifications

  • The quick identify of the OS used all through the software program stack was renamed to
    “haos”. From a customers perspective not a lot modifications, but it surely results in new file
  • The Dwelling Assistant CLI is now began on tty1 as a substitute of the login immediate. The
    HA CLI banner exhibits the IP and different machine data with out the necessity
    to connect a keyboard to login.
  • The default shell of the foundation consumer is now the Busybox ash. This enables to make use of
    scp and related instruments utilizing SSH.
  • The system begin is now delayed till the system time has been synchronized
    with an NTP server. This avoids connection points to SSL/TLS enabled servers
    when the system time is off. In follow, the delay ought to solely be just a few
    seconds. The system proceeds with startup after 90s in case the NTP server was
    not reachable (e.g. if no Web connectivity is offered).

Machine Assist

Raspberry Pi

All Raspberry Pi variations had been up to date to make use of the Linux Kernel 5.10 from the
Raspberry Pi group, identical to Raspberry Pi OS. The most recent Bluetooth firmware for
CYW43455 (Raspberry Pi 3 B+/4) with safety fixes is now a part of the Raspberry
Pi photos.

Generic x86-64

In Dwelling Assistant OS 6 the board/picture “Intel NUC” was renamed to “Generic
x86-64”. Present “Intel NUC” set up will routinely migrate to the
“Generic x86-64” picture on replace.

Already with OS 5 the “Intel NUC” picture was usable for many UEFI succesful x86-64
programs. With the rename that truth is emphasised. Dwelling Assistant OS is open
to modifications so as to add drivers to increase help for different x86-64 platforms. Nonetheless,
remember the fact that we don’t have entry to all x86-64 {hardware}, so help for
gadgets is on a greatest effort foundation.

Different Modifications:

  • The Intel IGC community driver helps Intel community playing cards similar to I225-LM/I225-V
    used on some newer Intel NUC gadgets.

  • With Dwelling Assistant OS 6 the most recent model of the Barebox bootloader 2021.05.0
    which fixes boot from onerous disks bigger than 2TB.

  • The ACPI kernel driver for Thinkpad gadgets is enabled.

Open Virtualization Equipment

The digital disk photos are actually constructed from a sparse file as supply, which leads
to smaller efficient disk picture sizes. Disk photos are actually additionally distributed in
the extra widespread zip file format (besides the qcow2 photos that are principally used on
Linux, they proceed to be within the xz compression format).

By default, the picture now has a serial console enabled which is beneficial to entry
Dwelling Assistant OS on headless host programs.

Extra Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Machine Assist

Ralink rt27xx/rt28xx/rt30xx, in addition to Realtek 87xx/88xx gadgets, are actually
supported on boards that don’t have onboard Wi-Fi/Bluetooth. That is additionally
true for the OVA picture for virtualized environments (when utilizing {hardware}
passthrough performance). For the OVA picture, additionally Intel firmwares are actually
a part of the picture in order that Intel Wi-Fi/Bluetooth gadgets can be utilized in
passthrough mode as properly.

Homematic IP Assist

@jens-maus contributed OS help for Homematic/Homematic IP dual-stack help
for RPI-RF-MOD or HM-MOD-RPI-PCB gadgets. This along with the
RaspberryMatic CCU Add-On
provides the complete performance of RaspberryMatic embedded in Dwelling Assistant.

Google Coral PCIe AI Accelerator Assist

@ryddler enabled the motive force for Google Coral PCIe TPU gadgets. This enables to
use Google Coral Mini PCIe Accelerator or M.2 Accelerator on all boards
supporting PCIe.

That’s all People! Now exit and replace!

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