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The Linaro 13.05 release is now available for download!
The 13.05 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, OpenEmbedded and Ubuntu baselines during this development cycle.
It is through these monthly releases that Linaro, our members and community do more than predict the future of Linux on ARM; we plan and progress that future with open and collaborative teamwork and success. The 13.05 Linaro release gives a vision of that future as we highlight the accomplishments of each of our teams. Those accomplishments include:
The foundation for the Linaro Stable Kernel (LSK) tree has been prepared. LSK will track the kernel.org community released LTS (Long-Term Stable) kernel tree, and Linaro will add member selected features, platform support and bug fixes. During the 13.05 development cycle, a preview/proof of concept has been delivered, based on linux-3.9.4 stable tree with ARM LT topic branches (TC platform support) and big.LITTLE work (MP and IKS).
The announcement of big.LITTLE in-kernel switcher (IKS) code now available to the public. This code was also developed for and tested on the Versatile Express TC2 development platform. An MCPM backend and possibly a special cpufreq clock driver are required for this code to be usable on other platforms, wrote Nicolas Pitre in his announcement to the linaro development mailing list. More information and helpful links can be found at: http://www.linaro.org/linaro-blog/2013/05/02/the-linaro-iks-code-now-publicly-available/
Quality remains a focus at Linaro and on the testing and validation front, members of the LAVA team completed and tested the functionality of the first prototype production run of LAVA LMP. The Platform teams also announced that Texas Instruments Beaglebone Black is now running in LAVA. As part of the effort to improve the developers experience with LAVA, the different client tools were also consolidated into a single package in order to make it easier for the team to provide new features for LAVA users.
The Builds and Baselines team mirrors the quality efforts of the testing and validation team and notes various accomplishments across several of the Linaro teams and Working Groups (WG). The team notes that a detailed Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) report in the standard format is now being generated in LAVA and the QA Services team will include these reports in its weekly/monthly testing reports for platforms in LAVA. Another highlight for this cycle includes the completion of the Galaxy Nexus CI loop and images (without graphics acceleration) can be deployed with a graphics overlay for testing in LAVA. The team also reports that the full Android engineering build for Arndale is now available with virtual framebuffer.
The various releases that help make up the Linaro 13.05 release include:
- Linaro UEFI 2013.05
- Linaro Stable Kernel (LSK) preview 3.9.4-2013.05
- Linux Linaro 3.10-rc2-2013.05
- Linaro GCC 4.8-2013.05 and 4.7-2013.05 (based off the latest GCC releases)
- Linaro Toolchain Binaries 2013.05
A complete list of highlights and accomplishments for LAVA, Builds and Baselines, Graphics, Kernel, Power Management, QA Services, Toolchain, Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) and Linaro Networking Group (LNG) for the 13.05 Linaro relase can be found at:
Do you want to help predict the future of Linux on ARM? Join us in Dublin, Ireland for Linaro Connect Europe 2013 (LCE-13). Registration is still open! Do you want to highlight the work you or your organization is doing with Linaro code and ARM-processor based boards then be a show off and participate in our Demo Friday event at LCE-13.
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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||Raring||13.05||Arndale, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express|
|Nano||Raring||13.05||Arndale, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express|
|Server||Raring||13.05||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)||4.7-2013.05||13.05||-|
|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 4.8 (Aarch64)||4.8-2013.05||13.05|
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|