- About Linaro
Since Linaro began engineering in June 2010, we have operated openly, providing full access to information about our project status and deliverables. As the scope of Linaro has expanded, we have found the need to adapt our engineering cycles and bring in new project management tools. In 2013, to enable "free" discussion of engineering cards and roadmaps between the Linaro members and to allow the inclusion of things like future hardware availability, we have begun restructing access to some of the process and status information. The end result is still available in our monthly releases, but the how and why are now restricted to member companies. The generic data below is updated on a monthly basis.
Before Linaro was founded, the number of lines of code within each newly released version of the Linux kernel was increasing rapidly. Since beginning to consolidate and optimize code in the kernel, the quantity of ARM code has stopped rising so fast. Linaro has been ranked in the top Linux contributors for most of the kernel versions released from 2011, but we have balanced the quantity of insertions with deletions of redundant code.
We started collecting patches data in January 2011 - the chart above shows the numbers of patches submitted upstream each month over the last ten months. Click on the graph to find out more detail, including number of engineers submitting patches, patches by working group and how many patches have been accepted into mainline projects.
The last year has seen peaks of activity around the Linaro Connect events held in Homg Kong in MArch and in Dublin in July. Less videos were posted at Linaro Connect in Santa Clara in October as we became more selective about what was streamed and sevreal sessions were restricted to face to face attendance.
Linaro Connect is held multiple times each year and is the place where the Linux-on-ARM community meets to discuss engineering and progress projects in discussion and hacking sessions. More information about attending Linaro Connect can be found on the Linaro website: www.linaro.org/connect