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We are pleased to announce the release of Linaro 13.01.
With the first release of the calendar year, Linaro is happy to highlight the ingredients that make up the deliverables, again produced by Linaro Teams Working Groups, Enterprise Group, Landing Teams and Platform Teams . Linaro anticipates another great year of Linux on ARM development celebrating new members and producing some cutting edge advances.
The Developer Platform Team has enabled 64bit HipHop VM development in OpenEmbedded, continued to merge ARMv8 support into the OpenEmbedded platform and upstream, engaged initial support for the Arndale board and released Linux Linaro 3.8-rc4 2013.01.
For the Android team, it was a busy cycle. The initial changes to android-build page for the new build program have been done. They are finally moving towards consolidation of manifests: Origen and Versatile Express can now be synced and built from the same manifest. The Team is happy to announce linaro-android-tools which is directed towards kernel developers. The tool can be used to update kernel and initrd in Android without having to remove the SDcard. They have also updated the third party benchmarks to use the uiatomator testing framework introduced in Jelly Bean. Android hardware pack support has been added.
The first stable Juice builds have been created and integrated into Linaro's automated testing infrastructure LAVA. The builds allow early Android development to begin on upcoming ARMv8 Models. The builds have been tested against 40 manual and 60 automated tests that cover all aspects of the platform including core Android feature testing and platform use.
The Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) has released Linaro UEFI 2013.01. The highlights include fixes for native building of UEFI on ARM platforms and improvements to flashing images on Arndale board and enable native building for PandaBoard.
The Power Management Group hosted a big.LITTLE sprint in Cambridge led by Amit Kucheria. A meeting of minds between ARM, Linaro and the community succeeded in achieving enhanced focus and a more defined roadmap for the big.LITTLE story. Topics included clearly defined benchmarking to determine the effectiveness of the platform, enhanced verification to augment the traditional kernel power/performance testing, and a well defined roadmap for big.LITTLE on Android. In related big.LITTLE MP development, version 14 of the big.LITTLE MP tree has been released [http://lists.linaro.org/pipermail/linaro-dev/2013-January/015037.html].
On the social front Linaro is looking forward to Linaro Connect Asia 2013 in Hong Kong. Once again a Demo Friday event will showcase the latest Linux developments on ARM. Linaro members, partners and community will offer interactive demonstrations which showcase the combination of ARM based processor boards and Linaro builds of Android, Ubuntu and more.
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
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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||13.01||Arndale, Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express|
|Nano||Quantal||13.01||Arndale, Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express|
|Server||Quantal||13.01||Arndale, Origen, 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)||4.7-2013.01||13.01||-|
|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.
|GCC ARM Embedded||4.7-2012.12||12.12|