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The Linaro 12.08 release is now available!
The Linaro 12.08 release highlights the combined work 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 and Ubuntu during this development cycle. The 12.08 release is another example of how Linaro succesfully--together with its members, partners and community--continue to build the future of Linux on ARM.
Linaro also held its first Virtual Connect event on 13 - 17 August, 2012. This online event used Google+ Hangouts on Air and was streamed and recorded via YouTube. Linaro's Engineering VP,Christian "Kiko" Reis hosted the event and many members of the various Linaro Teams provided informative, educational and exciting sessions that allowed for public viewing and participation. By all accounts, this event was a success. If you missed this event, don't worry all the sessions can be viewed on the Linaro On Air Google+ Page and YouTube channel and a complete listing and links to all the sessions can be found on Planet Linaro.
12.08 was a very busy cycle for the Linaro Android platform team, "During the cycle our number one goal was to create stable Jelly Bean builds from AOSP for all of the platforms we support," said Zach Pfeffer, Tech Lead for the Linaro Android Team. "Not only did the team achieve this goal, but also continued to create a world class Android benchmarking platform, made it easier for people to connect their Jelly Bean based builds to the network by integrating the Ethernet Configuration Manager and automated many of the tests in the AOSP codebase," added Pfeffer. The Linaro Android team is already looking toward the Linaro 12.09 development cycle and according to Pfeffer, "Were planning on getting each baseline working with Linaros linux-linaro upstream tracking kernel, continuing to improve our benchmarking infrastructure and start researching what it would take to get Android working on 64-bits".
The Developer Platform Team announced USB Host enablement is now available in LAVA and that all packaged linux-linaro kernels are now cross-compiled and boot tested via LAVA before they are uploaded to Linaro Overlay PPA. Additionally, U-Boot-Linaro is now based on the latest upstream release--v2012.07.
Just as the Linaro Android team is looking to the future, so is the whole of Linaro, as we continue to build the future of Linux on ARM, we would like to announce that registration for LCE 12 Copenhagen is now open. Linaro Connect will be held from 29 Oct to 2 Nov at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. New to this upcoming Linaro Connect will be three mini-summits--Android, ARMv8 (64-bit) and big.LITTLE. More information about this event can be found on the Linaro Connect website.
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 Evaluation Builds
What are Linaro Evaluation Builds? Read our FAQ...
(*) preview build; not officially supported yet.
(**) Supports Cortex-A9, A5, A15 (TC1), and TC2 (big.LITTLE) CoreTiles. More information here
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.
|Android||4.1.1||12.08||PandaBoard (tilt-stable), Versatile Express RTSM|
|ARM Linux Internet Platform (ALIP)||Precise||12.08||Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express, Versatile Express RTSM|
|Developer||Precise||12.08||Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express, Versatile Express RTSM|
|Nano||Precise||12.08||Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express, Versatile Express RTSM|
|Ubuntu Desktop||Precise||12.08||Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express, Versatile Express RTSM|
|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)||4.7-2012.08||12.08||-|
|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.
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.