EV3 buttons

This is another bug fix release. We found a really old bug! Apparently, no one has ever noticed that button press events on the EV3 were backwards. It’s been this way for at least two years. It is fixed now, but it might cause you problems if you have been depending on this broken behavior.

Another significant change is that the BeagleBone kernel is no longer using PREEMPT_RT (also known as “realtime”). It turns out that it breaks our motor drivers. None of the other supported ev3dev platforms use a realtime kernel, so this will actually make things more consistent between platforms.

Version Info

In this round of releases, we have:

  • v4.4.44-18-ev3dev-ev3 for EV3.
  • v4.4.43-ti-rt-r84-18-ev3dev-bb.org for BeagleBone.
  • v4.4.44-18-ev3dev-rpi for Raspberry Pi 0/1.
  • v4.4.44-18-ev3dev-rpi2 for Raspberry Pi 2/3.

You can also find this kernel in snapshot build 2017-01-25.


For a more complete changelog, follow the link for your platform: EV3, BB, RPi or RPi2.

Post Info

  • Posted on 25 January 2017