Bliss OS "Merkaba" 12.6 Release Client 2.2 - AMD - 2020-04-23 & Bliss OS Lite Alpha Release - Vulkan - 2020-05-31
!! Please remember to not quote these update posts, or any of the OP's !!
I ran into some issues with Bliss OS Yantra/Merkaba that I was not able to work around yet, so the first part of this release is a build of that (with the issues it has) but confirmed booting for AMD Ryzen CPU.
The second part of this update is the first release of Bliss OS Lite 1.2, which is a stripped down version of Bliss OS, adding minimal extras to not conflict with things on our PC's These Lite builds will let me focus on solidifying a strong base to work from moving forward and allow me to get things fixed faster without having to backtrack and revert things coming from the new features added weekly to BlissROM, I was having issues with lockscreen, security, updates, etc.. So I decided to roll the source all the way back to Bliss OS 12.2, when it was mostly AOSP, and started with only adding a few pixel additions for customization.
I will also be moving to a different plan for releasing these builds. As I have already started baking it into the build script. The plan is to now have a separate branch/build for Vulkan, AMD, Atom & Generic. Doing it this way will allow me to focus on giving each machine type the attention it needs to help make things as stable as possible on that machine type. Unfortunately, this is also a sign that I have given up on my dreams of a truly universal .iso for all devices...
If you have a previous Bliss OS install and want to switch to Bliss OS Lite, you will need to wipe your data image/partition/folder as this is a different OS. Updating Bliss OS Lite to newer Bliss OS Lite will not require you to wipe data.
The builds that use Kernel-5.2+ are no longer compatible with the AUTO_LOAD=old kernel command line option. If you are using this option to boot, then you will not be able to. It will bootloop.
Here's a short list of some of those updates.
Updates and fixes included in Bliss OS Lite:
• Finished setting up Gralloc and HWC switches in init
• Fixes for random crashes on boot
• Used a ton of updates from @Fcuzzocrea
and LOS-x86 (Still in development)
• Fixes for booting in Live Mode
• Fixes for power buttons and power dialog not showing
• Bunch more updates, too many to list. check the changes
I recommend everyone testing to also use this in Vulkan mode or boot using gbm_gralloc, as I am considering making it the default. Vulkan mode can be done from the Advanced grub menu if you installed using the bootable installer, or if you used a different grub, you will want to add "VULKAN=1" to the grub entry before the word "quiet". If your device doesn't support Vulkan, you can add "GRALLOC=gbm" to the same place in your grub entry. Sleep states should work fine after that.
Other bootloop issues can also be solved by booting with GRALLOC=gbm command -line option.
Builds being uploaded:
Known new issues:
- Sleep states aren't working right on a few machines. Some can cause SystemUI to restart.
- Widevine is not working in the Bliss OS Lite builds yet.
- Some machines still have volume/sound issues, use 3rd party EQ or volume control.
- Nativebridge is still not working in Android 10. Please stop complaining that you can't play your favorite game on these builds.
You still have to go through our website to download. The download section for Bliss OS 12 Betas will be updated soon.
Thanks, and #stayblissful