There's a lot happening here and, after a little radio-silence while we got our sea-legs, we want to communicate all of it as clearly and transparently as possible.
1) v47.1 is being re-released today
We released v47.1 some time ago but, upong recognizing an issue with updates and some wifi troubles, halted updated. We've rectified the wifi issue and grown to understand the update issue (see below) and so are re-releasing v47.1 today as an OtA (for those who can get it) and as a fresh install image. Read our blog post for more details.
2) Our first 64-bit release premieres today
You asked for it, and we did it. CloudReady will come in 32 and 64 bit formats going forward. Most machines will work with 64-bit CloudReady (except Atom chips and very old chips) but moving from 32-bit to 64-bit requires a reinstall. We recommend you take the time to do so. Same blog post announces this feature .
3) A Major Bug with Updates
We've found a major bug with updates that, for many many users, will necessitate a reinstall in order for OtA updates to resume. The bug is related in deep detail in our blog. We deeply regret the mistake, and are laser-focused on avoiding future events of this kind. We hope you'll take this opportunity to switch to 64-bit as well.
4) Change to RAM Recommendations
We've seen, over the last few releases, that machines with 1GB RAM or less are likely to exhibit poor performance, sometimes as extreme as freezing. We don't want anyone to have a poor experience on CloudReady, and want to recommend specifications consistent with modern Chromebooks. For this reason, we're moving to recommend 2GB RAM or more on all CloudReady machines, and removing official paid support for machines that do not meet this requirement.
Please know how seriously we take these changes, delays, and issues. We are always improving our process, technology, and focus, and appreciate your patience and tolerance for inconveniences and changes.
Thanks for using CloudReady,
Aaaaaand we're live.
v47.1 Release Info:
zip archive: dot9ulke24k0x.cloudfront.net/cloudready-free-47.1.67/cloudready-free-47.1.67.bin.zip
zip archive: dot9ulke24k0x.cloudfront.net/cloudready-free-47.1.66/cloudready-free-47.1.66.bin.zip