Software Update: Raspbian April 2019

The Raspberry Pi is a versatile development board on which different operating systems can be placed, depending on the purpose for which it will be used. The Raspberry Pi Foundation itself supplies Raspbian, which is based on Debian. A new version of Raspbian has now been released and the main changes are that Chromium, VLC media player, RealVNC Server and Flash player are provided with new releases, Linux Kernel 4.14.98 is deployed, and rng tools are now included as standard. The concise release notes look like this:

Raspbian April 2019

  • Chromium browser updated to version 72
  • VLC media player updated to version 3.0.6
  • RealVNC Server updated to version 6.4.0
  • Flash player updated to version
  • Performance improvements to SDL library
  • Performance improvements to pixman library
  • Option to set display underscan added to startup wizard
  • Mounted external drives now displayed on desktop by default
  • Network plugin modified for improved compatibility with wpa_passphrase
  • SD Card Copier tweaks to reduce copy failures
  • Various minor bug fixes and appearance tweaks
  • Added ethtool
  • Added rng tools
  • Add PINN restore support
  • Linux kernel 4.14.98
  • Raspberry Pi firmware f8939644f7bd3065068787f1f92b3f3c79cf3de9

Version number April 2019
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
Website Raspberry Pi Foundation
License type GPL