Development Release Information

Release Info

  • Audience: Linaro Platform and WG Developers

  • Download: http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-m/headless/final

  • Hardware support: OMAP3 (Beagle C3/C4/XM), IGEPv2, ARM Versatile Express (ca9x4_ct_vxp)

  • Unofficial hardware support: OMAP4 Panda, iMX51, Ux8500.

  • Image ID: linaro-m-headless-tar-20101110-0

  • Milestone: Final Release

  • Profile: Linaro Headless

  • Release Cycle: Linaro 10.11

Instructions

News

  • Final release! Thanks everyone.

Known Issues

  • 652221 - Headless on beagle, beagle XM, does not boot into tty

    • Solution is to press <alt> + <f2> to get a console prompt.

  • 673131 - init error when powering off: openvt main process ended, respawning

    • Harmless error message.
  • 654886 - linaro-alip's default user has a password you have to guess

    • username: linaro password: linaro
  • 632798 - USB/mmc rootfs conflict - vexpress

    • ARM tracking and fixing the bug.
  • 651302 - sound does not work on BeagleBoard

  • 627512 - Can't init uart3 (no clocks available)

    • Relatively harmless for most people.
  • 672656 - Vexpress needs CONFIG_SWAP on

    • An update early on will add swap to the Versatile Express environment.
    • In the meantime, it is not possible to used with the prepackaged kernel for Versatile Express.
  • 656626 - ALIP (xubuntu) Menu Corruption

    • Fix still in development.
  • In order to have the full 256M of RAM available on Beagleboard, you may need to reset the board with the User button depressed so that xloader and uboot are loaded from the SD card
  • The Linaro plasma handset image is not optimized for low-memory systems and is not recommended for use on systems with less than 512MB physical RAM.

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:

Announcement

Hi,

The Linaro team is pleased to announce the release of Linaro 10.11.
10.11 is the first public release that brings together the huge amount
of engineering effort that has occurred within Linaro over the past 6
months. In addition to officially supporting the TI OMAP3 (Beagle
Board and Beagle Board XM) and ARM Versatile Express platforms, the
images have been tested and verified on a total of 7 different platforms
including TI OMAP4 Panda Board, IGEPv2, Freescale iMX51 and ST-E U8500.

The advances that have happened in this cycle are numerous but include a
completely rebuilt archive using GCC 4.4.4 and the latest ARM optimised
tool chain, the Linux kernel version 2.6.35, support for
cross-compiling, a new hardware pack way of building images, 3D
acceleration improvements, u-boot enhancements and initial device tree
support, a new QA tracking structure, the list goes on. For a full
break-down of what was scheduled for the 10.11 release please see:

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

Thanks to everyone involved who made this happen. Here's looking forward
to a sucessful 11.05 release.

To get Linaro 10.11
-------------------

The 10.11 release can be found at:

  http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-m/headless/final/

and when combined with a hwpack from:

  http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-m/hwpacks/final/

using the instructions from:

  http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/MilestoneBuilds

a installable image is produced.

For any errata issues please see:

  http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/1011/Final#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

The team has also produced 3 other non-supported images as part of a 
community effort, they are:

 * ALIP
  * http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-m/alip/final/
 * EFL based netbook
  * http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-m/netbook/final/
 * KDE based plasma handset
  * http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-m/plasma/final/

These need to be combined with a hardware pack as above.

Next Steps
----------

Engineering effort has already started on the 11.05 cycle. For more
information on what Linaro will be doing this cycle please see:

  http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/1105

Getting involved
----------------

If you would like to help shape the Linux on ARM space and Linaro in
particular please take a look at:

  http://wiki.linaro.org/GettingInvolved

About Linaro
------------

More information on Linaro in general and the 10.11 release 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

Regards,
Jamie.
--
Linaro Release Manager

Cycles/1011/Final (last modified 2011-07-12 19:21:46)