Chromium OS Special Builds are an enhancement to the default vanilla builds of Chromium OS to allow support for as many devices as possible.
All downloads are located at http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/index.php?dir=special and will be updated as new functionality is brought into the build as well as regular maintenance releases to keep the UI up to date.
amd64 (64 bit) builds are currently supported. They are based on the amd64-generic overlays but have the following additional support:
- Google Drive support
- Enterprise Enrolment
- Spelling API support
- Broadcom STA wireless drivers
- Full Linux firmware deployment
- 4.4 kernel
- Better Webcam support
- Enhanced Radeon/Intel Graphics Support
- Additional Wireless device support. See the posts per release for details.
The builds also allow Over The Air (OTA) updates from dev servers. From the browser, just go to Settings > About > Check for and apply updates and magic will happen. Updates will be automatic for builds after R46-7323 and will allow for development tools update with a single shell command:
Install is exactly the same as http://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/chromium-os/
Have fun testing and using it. Feel free to feedback with whatever isn’t working as expected and I’ll try to build in to the next release!
Known Issues/Bugs: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues
In addition to the Special Builds, there are now enhanced Vanilla builds. These allow Google Drive integration and certain enhanced media codecs. This should allow the users with working daily builds more functionality and usability.
These Vanilla builds will also update automatically as and when I get the Update Server ready.
Please do not log issues with the Vanilla build since they are a courtesy build and will only work on devices with Freon supported graphics and CMT supported touch pads. WiFi and Ethernet will also have reduced support.