Development Release Information
Audience: Linaro Platform and WG Developers, early adopters
Hardware support: OMAP3 (Beagle C3/C4/XM), IGEPV2, Gumstix Overo COMs, OMAP4, v310, ARM Versatile Express (ca9x4_ct_vxp), iMX53 LoCo, Efika Netbook and Smarttop, iMX51 (serial console).
Milestone: Beta 2
- Linaro Ubuntu Desktop (LEB)
- Linaro Android snapshot
Release Cycle: Linaro 11.05
- 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.
- Efforts from the Android team include:
- 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.
- 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
Please see http://status.linaro.org for up-to-the-minute progress information.
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. -- Linaro Release Manager | Platform Project Manager
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