Software update: balenaEtcher 1.7.0

Version 1.7.0 of balenaEtcher has been released. With this open source and cross platform program, OS images can be flashed to memory cards or USB sticks in a simple and secure way. In the selection screen it only shows memory cards or USB sticks, so that a hard disk partition is never accidentally overwritten, and afterwards the write action can be validated. Furthermore, it is also possible to write an image to multiple devices at the same time. Since version 1.5.121, the following changes and improvements have been made:

Changes in version 1.7.0

  • Patch: Add missing @types/react@16.8.5
  • Patch: Use npm ci in Makefile
  • Patch: Add draft info boxes for system information
  • Patch: Remove electron-rebuild package
  • Patch: Make electron a dev. dependency
  • Patch: Remove electron-rebuild package
  • Patch: Use exact modules versions
  • Patch: Update etcher-sdk from v6.2.5 to v6.3.0
  • Fix write step for Http file process
  • Patch: Fix linting errors
  • Minor: Refactor dependencies installation to avoid custom scripts
  • Patch: Fix LEDs init error

Changes in version 1.6.0

  • Add support for basic auth when downloading images from URL.
  • Patch: Update etcher-sdk from v6.2.1 to v6.2.5
  • Update Makefile to Apple M1 info
  • Add LED settings for potentially different hardware

Changes in version 1.5.122

  • Restore image file selection LED drive pathing
  • Update scripts submodule
  • Change LEDs colours
  • Windows images now show the proper warning again
  • Fix Update and install with DNF instructions
  • Add possibile authorization as a query param
  • Update the windows part
  • Update
  • Replace make webpack with npm run webpack
  • Add loader on image select
  • Add pnp webpack plugin
  • Remove redundant codespell dependency/tests

Version number 1.7.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website balena
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License type GPL