Development Release Information

1. Release Info

2. Instructions

3. News

  • A small Linaro headless image with basic OMAP3 beagle board support (reported working on other architectures with minimal changes).
  • A new software archive rebuild with GCC 4.4.4, CodeSourcery enhancements and ARM-related improvements.

  • Support for OpenGL ES development through MESA.
  • GPS support via gypsy and geoclue.
  • Netbook user interface capabilities with the latest EFL software stack.

4. Issues

  • Some Ubuntu Maverick users reported problems with the linaro-media-create script. Evaluation showed that those users had gnu-fdisk installed. One work-around is to remove the gnu-fdisk package and use fdisk from the util-linux package instead. Next release will address this feature by moving to sfdisk.

5. Release Progress

Linaro Platform tracks its release progress using a work item tracker; the links below give insight into progress of projects and work items for this Milestone and also how we stand in respect to the overall Linaro Cycle.

More background on the Platform and WorkingGroups way of doing work planning and tracking as well as on the Linaro release cycle can be found on the Process page.

Team Status pages:

6. Announcement

Hi,

Well, it's that time again, please all welcome Linaro Alpha 3 into the
world. This will be the final release before the beta version arrives
at the end of August and signals Linaro's continued maturity towards 
the final November image.

Highlights of this release include:

 * A small Linaro headless image with basic OMAP3 beagle board support
   (reported working on other architectures with minimal changes).
 * A new software archive rebuild with GCC 4.4.4, CodeSourcery 
   enhancements and ARM-related improvements.
 * Support for opengl ES development through MESA.
 * GPS support via gypsy and geoclue.
 * Netbook user interface capabilities with the latest EFL software 
   stack.

More Information on this development release as well as download and
installation instructions can be found at:

    http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/1011/Alpha3

More information on Linaro in general and the 10.11 plans can be found
at:

 * Homepage: http://www.linaro.org
 * Wiki: http://wiki.linaro.org
 * 10.11: http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/1011

Also subscribe to the important Linaro mailing lists and join our IRC
channels to stay on top of Linaro developments:

 * Announcements: http://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-announce
 * Development: http://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-dev
 * IRC: #linaro on irc.linaro.org or irc.freenode.net

For any errata issues please see:

    http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/1011/Alpha3#Issues

Bug reports for this release should be filed in Launchpad against the 
individual packages that are affected, if a suitable package cannot be 
identified, feel free to assign them to:

    http://www.launchpad.net/linaro

Regards,
Jamie.
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Linaro Release Manager

Cycles/1011/Alpha3 (last modified 2011-03-25 18:15:47)