Cycle 1: May 2010 - November 2010 Project Page

10.11

Due

Support Ends

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Project Tracking

2010-11-10

2011-05-10

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Schedule

Requirements

Blueprints

Delivery

Testing

Status

Release announcements are posted on the linaro-announce mailing list.

A complete development report for this release can be found here: 10.11 release specification and progress

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To download the Linaro 10.11 release please select a link from below:

and combine it with a hardware pack for you board from:

Using the instructions found here.

Key Work Areas for Cycle 1

This first cycle has been very much about creating a new engineering organisation, building teams, developing the correct engineering processes, and starting the essential work based on an initial set of requirements gathered during formation.

The team have been busy establishing several key working groups to ensure Linaro resources are working in upstream projects to deliver optimized development tools (Toolchain WG), a single source tree that integrates support for multiple leading edge ARM v7 SoCs (Kernel Consolidation WG), and a common multi vendor approach to infrastructure that enables ARM based SoCs to achieve their full power consumption capability (Power Management WG). Further working groups are under consideration and will likely be formed during cycle 2.

Hardware support for this cycle is based around:

  • ARM Versatile Express (Cortex A9)
  • other readily available hardware including:
    • TI OMAP 3
    • Freescale i.MX51

The next cycle, commencing in October 2010, will incorporate a broad range of the latest ARM v7 Cortex A class hardware.

Hardware Qualification Rules

To become a qualified hardware platform, a vendors hardware must have achieved the relevant requirements for inclusion in the official mainline as set by Linaro engineering on a release by release basis. Linaro uses a function called “landing teams” to manage this process on a vendor specific basis.

The following minimum viable requirements have been set for hardware platforms seeking inclusion in the 10.11 release:

  • Agreed landing team structure (Silicon Vendor & Linaro) in place [From cycle 2 onwards]

  • BSP based on 2.6.35 kernel with patches reviewed and on their way upstream
  • Patch sets reviewed and assessed prior to feature freeze date
  • Minimum of 4 boards available to Linaro engineering [8 to 10 recommended]

Milestones

Milestone Releases (10.11)

Milestone

Date Expected

Date Released

Release Page

Diff

Alpha 2

2010-07-01

2010-07-01

Releases/1011/Alpha2

-

Alpha 3

2010-08-05

2010-08-05

Releases/1011/Alpha3

Alpha2-vs-Alpha3

Beta

2010-09-02

2010-09-02

Releases/1011/Beta

Alpha3-vs-Beta

Release Candidate

2010-10-31

2010-10-31

Releases/1011/ReleaseCandidate

Final

2010-11-10

Releases/1011/Final


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