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2020–11–25: New multi-distro and p-boot released, WiFi power savings

I've put together a new version of the multi-distro image. More details and what's new can be found on

p-boot also got a new release with some sought after UI improvements. Menu is more easily navigable thanks to wraparound and volume keys auto-repeat. :)

WiFi power savings on PinePhone

I've found a very recent rtl8723cs driver in some rockchip kernel tree on github. The driver is just slightly more than a month old, and I was able to enable power saving in it. This saves 350mW when the WiFi is idle, without any negative side effect that were present with the old driver.

The new driver is integrated into my 5.10 kernel.