This is a stable maintenance release. But, we did manage to sneak a few new features in because they were too good to pass up.
Dexter Industries recently released a new version of their BrickPi product called the BrickPi3. The BrickPi3 features improved support for EV3 sensors and improved support for controlling motors, plus a power switch and a Grove sensor adapter.
We have added a few new packages:
python3-ptvsd- Python Tools for Visual Studio - lets you do remote debugging with Visual Studio Code (unfortunately, the python3 version does not seem to work on the EV3)
python3-gattlib- python wrapper for gattlib - for those that like to play with Bluetooth Low Energy devices (requires separate BLE capable adapter)
Plus, we have included the updates from Debian 8.7.
More details are in the release notes.
ev3dev.txtin the boot partition. This file is no longer present because this workaround is no longer needed.
ev3dev-lang-pythonhas been updated already, so if you are using that library, you have nothing to worry about.
You can find SD card images on our download page.