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The Linaro 13.04 release is now available for download!
The 13.04 Linaro release highlights the focused efforts of all the Linaro Teams Working Groups, Landing Teams and Platform Teams who have provided all the updates and new features that are integrated on top of Android, Ubuntu and OpenEmbedded during this release cycle.
The 13.04 release cycle has been one of the busiest and most productive cycles to date. There were 7 individual team releases during this cycle all of which help build the foundation of the Linaro 13.04 release. It is through the teamwork and collaboration between Linaro, its members and community that the achievements of each are unified in these monthly releases and continue to build the future of Linux on ARM.
Quality builds continue to be the foundation on which the future of Linux on ARM is being built, this quality is ensured through our testing and validation teams. Fedora support has been merged in LAVA and users can now submit LAVA jobs using a Fedora pre-built image. The QA Team announced that tests to cover big.LITTLE cluster init and shutdown have been added to the big.LITTLE core test suite and big.LITTLE extended test case scenarios have been implemented.
Our Builds and Baselines teams are the footers that support this foundation of collaboration and during the 13.04 release front, Dalvik VM unit test has now been automated and the native toolchain on Android has been updated to Linaro GCC 4.8. The Android tree has been updated to compile with GCC 4.8 based toolchains and all related changes have been upstreamed. The ARMv7 KVM enabled kernels intergrated into our pre-built images are now built daily and tested in Linaro's CI loop. The OpenEmbedded ARMv8 engineering build now provides 64bit HipHop VM requirements for porting and optimization purposes. The OpenEmbedded test cases have been automated and a current list of these tests can be found at: https://git.linaro.org/gitweb?p=qa/test-definitions.git;a=tree;f=openembedded
The Linaro Kernel WG focused on the following areas during this release cycle: refactor EHCI controller code, depopulate Exynos/ux500/plat-nomadik, expand binder unit test, improve eMMC power management support, port some of the platforms to multi-platform support, Android upstreaming effort, and much more.
Additional highlights include the release of a big.LITTLE porting guide by the Power Management WG and Linaro GCC 4.8 by the Linaro Toolchain WG.
To find out more about the highlights and a more detailed list of the updates, fixes, and features that were added this cycle please see the release notes.
Just a reminder that registration for Linaro Connect Europe 2013 which is being held in Dublin, Ireland at the Burlington Hotel on 8 - 12 July 2013 is now open. Register and make your hotel reservations today. Additionally, the top level schedule of sessions is now coming together. To see the schedule of events go to: http://lce-13.zerista.com/event?event_order=start&event_page=1&owner=other&owner_id=453800
We hope to see you in Dublin, where you too can be part of this amazing future of Linux on ARM.
See the detailed highlights of this release to get an overview of what has been accomplished by the Working Groups, Landing Teams and Platform Teams. The release details are linked from the Details column for each released artifact on the release information:
Linaro Engineering Builds
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Developers and Community Builds
Developers and community builds are not officially supported. However, we hope that they are useful and hence we publish a list of last-known-to-work images and hardware packs.
|ARM Linux Internet Platform (ALIP)||Precise||12.11||Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express|
|Developer||Quantal||13.04||Arndale, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express|
|Nano||Quantal||13.04||Arndale, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express|
|Server||Quantal||13.04||Arndale, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express|
|Ubuntu Desktop||Precise||12.11||Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express|
|android-toolchain (Gingerbread, ICS)||4.6-2012.07||12.07||-|
|android-toolchain 4.7 (ICS)||4.7-2012.07||12.07||-|
|android-toolchain 4.7 (ICS, JB)||4.7-2013.04||13.04||-|
|aosp software rendering patches||2011.12||11.12||-|
|ics gcc 4.6 patches||4.6-2011.12||11.12||-|
|samplemedia test content||2011.10||11.10|
We provide pre-built versions of Linaro GCC and Linaro GDB that target either a Linaro Evaluation Build or a bare-metal target.
|gcc-linaro 4.7 (Aarch64)||4.7-2013.04||13.04|
|gcc-linaro 4.8 (Aarch64)||4.8-2013.04||13.04|
More interested in bare-metal and long-term maintained releases for ARM embedded processors? We're working with ARM to also supply a Cortex-R and Cortex-M bare-metal build. Major releases will be made once a year with quarterly update releases. Releases will be maintained for two years.
|GCC ARM Embedded||4.7-2013.q1||13.03|