As you already know, Archphile is not an active project anymore. However I decided to upload two new images: one for the Raspberry Pi 2/3 and one for Odroid C2: The reasons are simple and explained below:
- I keep using Odroid C2 as a daily driver for my own needs. From time to time I create an image from scratch and this time I decided to upload it and share it with you.
- In the past I received donations for various people in order to support the Raspberry Pi 3. In addition, I received a Raspberry Pi 3 board for free (thank you very much Collybia people!). Last but not least, I received various I2s dacs from manufacturers worldwide. As you understand it would not be fair not to upload an image for the RPI and these dacs. It was the only way to thank all these people who supported me!
The images were uploaded on sourceforge some days ago and you may find them using the links below:
Each folder has a txt file named release_notes_and_instructions.txt. Please read this file carefully in order to be informed about the new goodies included in Archphile (Spotify Premium support, Roon Bridge etc.). In order to configure these new images for your needs you will need to use a combo of this file along with the how-to section of this website.
I am very happy to announce that the first image for Odroid C2 is up. This version is in fact the 0.99.4 version for this board but as many software versions are newer (MPD, samba, shairport-sync etc.) I decided to increase the version number. Another difference is that it’s alpha stage and not beta. Although it’s stable enough for everyday use, 64 bit ARM architecture is new and not very well tested in general.
The only part of the hardware that is non functional currently is the IR receiver (not supported by default in Archphile but it’s always configurable for other boards). Based on the information I got from Hardkernel people, the driver is under development.
The image includes all the classic Archphile stuff (apart from squeezelite packages that are only for experimental purposes anyway) for which you will find instructions on this website. MPD version is 0.19.14 (the same version offered as an update for 0.99.4 beta images).
Please note that only USB DAC functionality wast tested and as a result supported, although enabling I2s is very easy.
As you will notice the compressed file offered is .7z and not zip. This changes nothing as you will still need 7-zip in order to extract and get the image.
There are many options in /usr/bin/archphile-optimize applicable to Odroid C2. I suggest you to try enabling, irq affinity, set the MPD to use 1 core and disable the blinking led. You can also experiment with CPU governors, setting ondemand as the default. Hardkernel chose performance governor as the default option but I believe that it’s an overkill for our application.
After the announcement of two very interesting hardware platforms:
I have been asked many times if I am willing to support them. The answer is obvious: of course I would like to support both devices but as Archphile is a community driven project the only way I can do this is with the support of the community!
If you are interested in seeing these two new platforms supported, please use the Paypal button on the right side to donate so that you can help me buy both of them and start the porting of Archphile distribution.