Development Release Information

Release Info

Instructions

News

  • This milestone includes a first release of the Linaro Android evaluation images for Beagle XM and Panda.
    • Efforts from the Android team include:
      • Generic AOSP builds with Linaro components.
      • The Linaro Android 2.6.38 kernel.
      • Toolchain packages based on Linaro toolchain release of March. Initial benchmarks for this toolchain can be found at https://wiki.linaro.org/JimHuang/Sandbox/LinaroToolchainAndroidBenchmarking

      • An Android platform code branch for direct evaluation of the Linaro toolchain.
      • Initial low hanging fruit optimisations; integrated and upstreamed to AOSP (16 patch sets currently).
      • Mouse support for developer convenience on the Panda image.
      • The 0xBenchmark package comes pre-integrated into the builds for benchmarking and demos.
  • Four images based on Ubuntu 11.04 including ubuntu-desktop, nano, developer and ALIP.
  • linaro-image-tools support for installing Android images on an SDcard
  • Support for 11 different developer boards including the newly added Freescale iMX53 LoCo board.

Issues

Android

  • The Android Panda build does not come with GFX hardware acceleration. This is planned for the 11.05 final release.
  • The Android Beagle XM build does not have mouse support.
  • The provision screen is killed on the Android images to ease integration into the Linaro validation lab.
  • 772520 - Mouse falls asleep and need keyboard to wake up

  • 772528 - Music player crashes on Panda

  • 772530 - Gallery application does not find any photos

  • 772533 - Shadow in launcher can not keep up with focus

Release Progress

Announcement

Hi,

The Linaro team is pleased to announce the availability of the 11.05
Beta-2 images. These are still early developer images but we encourage
all with supported hardware to use and test them by downloading from:

  http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-n/

Highlights of this release include:

 * This milestone includes a first release of the Linaro Android 
   evaluation images for Beagle XM and Panda. 
 * Efforts from the Android team include:
  * Generic AOSP builds with Linaro components.
  * The Linaro Android 2.6.38 kernel.
   * Toolchain packages based on Linaro toolchain release of March. 
     Initial benchmarks for this toolchain can be found at 
     https://wiki.linaro.org/JimHuang/Sandbox/LinaroToolchainAndroidBenchmarking
  * An Android platform code branch for direct evaluation of the 
    Linaro toolchain.
  * Initial low hanging fruit optimisations; integrated and upstreamed
    to AOSP (16 patch sets currently).
  * Mouse support for developer convenience on the Panda image.
  * The 0xBenchmark package comes pre-integrated into the builds for 
    benchmarking and demos.
 * Four images based on Ubuntu 11.04 including ubuntu-desktop, nano,
   developer and ALIP.
 * linaro-image-tools support for installing Android images on SDcard
 * Support for 11 different developer boards including the newly added 
   Freescale iMX53 LoCo board.

Using the Android-based images
=============================

The Android-based images come in three parts, system, userdata and boot.
These need to be combined to form a complete Android install. For an
explanation of how to do this please see:

  https://wiki.linaro.org/Platform/Android/InstallImages

If you are interested in getting the source and building these images 
yourself please see the following pages:

  https://wiki.linaro.org/Platform/Android/GetSource
  https://wiki.linaro.org/Platform/Android/BuildSource

Using the Ubuntu-based images
=============================

The Ubuntu-based images consist of two parts. A hardware pack which can
be found under the ./hwpacks directory which contains hardware specific
packages such as the kernel and bootloader. The second part is the roofs
which is combined with the hardware pack to create a complete image. For 
information on how to create an image please see:

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

Comparisons
===========

A comparison of packages from the ubuntu-desktop beta and beta2 images
can be found at:

  http://people.linaro.org/~jamiebennett/comparisons/comparisons-linaro-11.05-beta-beta2.html

Getting involved
================

More information on Linaro in general and the 11.05 plans can be
found at:

 * Homepage: http://www.linaro.org
 * Wiki: http://wiki.linaro.org
 * 11.05: http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/1105

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
   #linaro-android irc.linaro.org or irc.freenode.net

Issues with this release
========================

For any errata issues please see:

  http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/1105/Beta2#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   |   Platform Project Manager

Cycles/1105/Beta2 (last modified 2011-08-29 16:39:52)