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Lightweight Linux distro Lakka for retro gaming version 4.0 out now

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Lakka, a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms various small computers into a full blown retrogaming console has a new release out now. With support for various models Raspberry Pi, Odroid, Anbernic, Allwinner and more — maybe that little device you've got laying around somewhere can be transformed with Lakka.

It's built on top of RetroArch, allowing you to get tons of emulation (and other things) working quite easily.

Some of what's new in Lakka 4.0 includes:

  • Build system based on LibreELEC 10.0.2
  • RetroArch updated to 1.10.1
  • Cores updated to their most recent versions
    • superbroswar: added new libretro core
    • sameduck: added new libretro core
  • Mesa updated to 22.0.0
  • Mainline kernel updated to 5.10.103 (PC, Amlogic, Allwinner, NXP)
  • Raspberry kernel updated to 5.10.95
  • Most arm devices switched to aarch64
  • Rockchip RK3288, RK3328 and RK3399 switched to mainline kernel 5.10.76
  • Added support for additional Allwinner and Amlogic devices (not tested on our side, as we do not own many of these devices)
  • Nintendo Switch: complete rewrite of the port with many fixes and enhancements
  • Tinkerboard and MiQi now use common system RK3288 (hence the change of the image names); you need to place empty file named .nocompat in the /storage/.update folder / Update Samba share
  • Dropped support for RPi4.arm
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tonyrh 23 Mar
QuoteDropped support for RPi4.arm

Does anyone know what this means? It's not that they dropped support for the Raspberry Pi 4, right?
whizse 23 Mar
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Quoting: tonyrh
QuoteDropped support for RPi4.arm

Does anyone know what this means? It's not that they dropped support for the Raspberry Pi 4, right?
Probably just dropping support for the 32bit build?
tonyrh 23 Mar
Quoting: whizseProbably just dropping support for the 32bit build?

Yeah, it looks like it.
They used .arm instead of something like .arm32 or .aarch32 for their builds naming convention.
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