Very good point. At which point the question is what changed that effects software? My understanding was there were some issues with fully powering down the ethernet interface due to the potential presence of PoE. Perhaps the hardware revision means it can now be fully powered down and still power the board via PoE (since the workaround required a firmware update, a better fix might require a revision).lingon wrote: ↑Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:43 pmThis new Rev 1.2 string is reported by /proc/cpuinfo and by dmesg, so it has some implications for the software. If the Rev 1.2 changes would be fully transparent for the software, then it would hardly make any sense to report the revision in /proc/cpuinfo. Small component changes on the board might warrant a revision change of the silk screen text, but could be transparent to the software and would not warrant changes to /proc/cpuinfo.
I would like to note that I predicted such a fix in this time-frame before this thread was started. Even in September, well before I looked for historical dates for that post, I had been estimating 6 months for that to be fixed. This is the right time for that fix to show up. Until someone gets their hands on such a board and tests or the foundation comments though we won't know.
Actually I can think of one. If they make a habit of denying false rumors then everyone will learn that when they want to know they merely need to start a rumor. This is why many companies have a policy of never commenting on unreleased products.
I think it is quite legitimate to point out that all the claims of having seen such a board come from recently started accounts. The tactic of opening many accounts and trying to appear to be a zillion people who agree has been a favorite of Russian disinformation campaigns. On the flip side it could be that those people had been lurking and just discovered they had something important to report and had never bothered to have an account before.
Until there is very solid evidence (an announcement from the foundation or a corroboration from an account which has existed for some time) everything is speculation. I'm distinctly hopeful, but there is still plenty of room for doubt.