We are upgrading the cluster to make it more reliable and easier to maintain remotely.

Scheduled downtime 12 Sept. at 11 AM CET (5/6AM CDT/EDT).

Services will be offline no longer than 5hrs.

Pine Store will remain operational.

New Pine Store (WIP pictures) with more payment options (Stripe) being built. We are, however, struggling with crypto payments (@BTCPayServer), since we haven't received a response from
Bitstamp as of today. We won't use Kraken - their form requires disclosure of private info.

We know you like photos from the production-line, so here are some pictures of
@postmarketOS CE from the factory for you to enjoy.

Pictured:

- QA and component testing (using !)
- a 3GB RAM/32GB eMMC mainboard
- a bunch of units awaiting assembly.

We're happy to share a few pictures of a prototype!

The Pinecil is our upcoming ~$25 RISC-V based soldering iron, powered via USB-C or the barrel plug.

You can learn more about it in the latest community update: pine64.org/2020/08/15/august-u

We're proud to announce that we're now an ARM Ecosystem Partner!

More news on the subject (including a collaboration with @ArmSoftwareDev@twitter.com) coming in the near future.

developer.arm.com/solutions/in

Thanks to the work of Samuel Holland, crust advanced power management is now capable of running the for 100hrs in idle without the modem (approximately 110mW). With modem on, we should get 40% battery run-time increase (to approx 24 hrs).
Coming to your distro of choice soon!

Last handful of
@ubports CE are now available. Once they're sold we will donate the remaining money to the UBports Foundation and close the UBCE campaign.

Buy now and have it shipped soon. NB. DHL shipments only.
LINK: store.pine64.org/product/pinep

We'd like to welcome Apple to the world of ARM-based laptops. You're a couple years late to the party, though, but better now than never? πŸ˜‰

Announcement time:

We now have our own Matrix homeserver, and it is running on hardware just like the rest of our online infrastructure! All our discussion/support channels have been moved to it as their main address.

Did I also mention it's open for user registration? 😊

Our main website is now on the RockPro64 Cluster as well! This mostly concludes our infrastructure move (though there's some file storage left to go...).

Thanks for your patience with any downtime or slowness you have have experienced over the past few hours!

The Pine64 forum (forum.pine64.org/) has now moved to its new home on our cluster, but the change may not have made it to your DNS server yet.

If you see the banner shown below, you are on the now active forum! If you see a message about read-only mode, DNS has not updated for you yet.

We're now in the midst of our transition to hosting all infrastructure on the Cluster!

- Wiki (wiki.pine64.org) is now live from the cluster.

- Forum (forum.pine64.org) will begin its transition at 6pm UTC on June 9th. It will be in read-only mode until the transition is complete.

- Main Site (pine64.org) comments are already disabled, as it will be moved immediately after the forum.

Another issue from the factory. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

If your newly arrived PBP will not boot, try booting from SD.

If it boots from SD, you may need to flip the "eMMC disable" switch in order for normal boot.

See our wiki for how to find and flip the switch: wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Pine

We know many of you are waiting for @ubports CE - it will be shipping very soon. Meanwhile, here are pictures taken the day production wrapped up. We're not going to spoil the phenomenal box design for this CE (by @cibersheep on Twitter) however, pictures don't do it justice.

Everyone receiving their laptops:

It appears that the factory has left the WiFi privacy switches turned ON. (WiFi disabled) πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

To enable WiFi you'll need to disengage the privacy switch: wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Pine

Our biggest ever production run of @PinebookPro is about to start shipping! Let's see how much everyone enjoys the @ManjaroARM build preinstalled on them. :)

Excited for the upcoming ?

We now have a subforum dedicated to it! Why don't you tell us about what you plan to do with that PineTab you're waiting to order? 😊

forum.pine64.org/forumdisplay.

FYI:

The UBports Community Edition will be available for some time yet, but if you want your unit to ship this month, then place your order before the coming weekend. Just putting it out there for those on the fence so no one complains later :)

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