Release Information

11.06 is the Linaro’s first release delivered on the new monthly cadence.
Since we started focusing on monthly component releases, activity in the
engineering teams has been channeled into producing a coherent set of packages;
This allows anyone to witness development of new features and fixes as the team
progresses towards its goals. This month’s release highlights the results:
a host of new components are now available, including LAVA packages from the
Platform Validation Team, a collection of SoC-specific kernels provided by the
Landing Teams, and preview releases of Graphics and Multimedia Working Groups
work ranging from Unity 3D to a NEON-optimized libjpeg-turbo. In addition,
another solid set of toolchain components, topped by a Linaro GCC 4.6 release
that should start making a very good impressions on benchmarks near you.

Highlights of this release

  • Linaro Evaluation Builds (LEBs) for Ubuntu comes with the full 3D Unity desktop experience enabled on PandaBoard. It's powered by Compiz and relies on the Nux toolkit for its rendering.

  • Linaro Evaluation Build (LEBs) for Android on PandaBoard comes with latest stable 2.6.38 kernel from Linaro's TI Landing Team and is built using Linaro's GCC 4.5 2011.06 release; Also, latest Linaro toolchain have been packaged for Android and benchmark results showing noticeable performance gains compared to the Google AOSP gingerbread toolchain have been included as part of the release documentation: http://bit.ly/jTAhWa

  • Initial preview releases of Ubuntu Hardware Packs for Snowball, Origen and Quickstart boards featuring the latest Linaro Landing Team components are available as part of this release.
  • Linaro GCC 4.6 2011.06 and GCC 4.5 2011.06 come with bugfixes and various performance optimizations with focus on vectoriser improvements. With this release Linaro GCC 4.5 series enters maintenance mode and will ensure that development can be focused on making the "future" better.
  • Linaro QEMU 2011.06, based on upstream (trunk) QEMU. This version includes a number of ARM-focused bug fixes and enhancements like the support of a model of the Gumstix Overo board and the USB keyboard/mouse support on BeagleBoard.

  • Linaro Kernel 2.6.39 2011.06, based on the 2.6.39.1 stable kernel with a number of changes developed by Linaro and integrated from the 3.0-rc. It includes the ability to append Device Tree to zImage at build time, support for parallel async MMC requests and more...
  • Linaro U-Boot 2011.06.1, based on upstream version 2011.06-rc3 features USB, Network and TFTP boot for PandaBoard as well as initial PXE support.

  • First full release of LAVA components, Linaro's automated validation solution, has been made available as part of our monthly releases.
  • QEMU with OpenGL ES acceleration - technology preview. For more details, please visit https://wiki.linaro.org/Platform/DevPlatform/QemuOpenGLES

  • The Unity, NUX and Compiz port for EGL/OpenGL ES v2 that are part of our Ubuntu LEB for this month are also made available as components maintained by Linaro's Graphics Working Group.
  • Linaro Image Tools 2011.06-1 features the support for the --image_file option in linaro-android-media-create and support the new upstream name of the smdkv310 SPL.
  • Powerdebug 0.5-2011.06 is a major rewrite of the code to put in place a generic framework to integrate more easily new components like the thermal sensors. It's more modular and decrease the dependency between the display and the power management blocks.
  • And much more... The release details are linked from the "Details" column for each release artifact on the 11.06 release page.

Getting Started

Download the images for Linaro 11.06 supported platforms and follow the instructions for installing the image on your device.

Linaro Evaluation Builds (LEBs)

Version

Release

Instructions

Download for...

Details

IconsPage/icon-android-button-128x64.png

2.3.3

11.06

here

PandaBoard

https://launchpad.net/linaro-android/+milestone/11.06

IconsPage/icon-ubuntu-button-128x64.png

Natty

11.06

here

PandaBoard

https://launchpad.net/linaro-ubuntu/+milestone/11.06

Android Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

android-toolchain

4.5-2011.06-0

11.06

https://android-build.linaro.org/jenkins/job/linaro-android_toolchain-4.5-2011.06-0/2/artifact/build/out/android-toolchain-eabi-linaro-4.5-2011.06-0-2-2011-06-21_00-59-57-linux-x86.tar.bz2

android-toolchain (Preview)

4.6-2011.06-0

11.06

https://android-build.linaro.org/jenkins/job/linaro-android_toolchain-4.6-2011.06-0/2/artifact/build/out/android-toolchain-eabi-linaro-4.6-2011.06-0-2-2011-06-24_12-37-00-linux-x86.tar.bz2

Graphics Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

compiz

0.9.5-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/unity-gles/11.11/11.06/+download/compiz-0.9.5-2011.06.tar.bz2

https://launchpad.net/unity-gles/+milestone/11.06

glcompbench

2011.06-1

11.06

http://launchpad.net/glcompbench/trunk/2011.06/+download/glcompbench-2011.06-1.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/glcompbench/trunk/2011.06

glmark2

2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/glmark2/trunk/2011.06/+download/glmark2-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/glmark2/trunk/2011.06

nux

0.9.48-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/unity-gles/11.11/11.06/+download/nux-0.9.48-2011.06.tar.bz2

https://launchpad.net/unity-gles/+milestone/11.06

unity

3.8.12-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/unity-gles/11.11/11.06/+download/unity-3.8.12-2011.06.tar.bz2

https://launchpad.net/unity-gles/+milestone/11.06

Kernel Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

linux-linaro

2.6.39-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/linux-linaro/2.6.39/2.6.39-2011.06/+download/linux-linaro-2.6.39-2011.06-0.tar.bz2

https://launchpad.net/linux-linaro/2.6.39/2.6.39-2011.06

u-boot-linaro

2011.06.1

11.06

http://launchpad.net/u-boot-linaro/11.11/11.06/+download/u-boot-linaro-2011.06.1.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/u-boot-linaro/11.11/11.06

Landing Teams Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

linux-linaro-android-lt-ti

2.6.38-2011.06

11.06

https://launchpad.net/linaro-landing-team-ti/trunk/2011.06/+download/linux-linaro-android-lt-ti-2.6.38-2011.06-2.tar.bz2

https://launchpad.net/linaro-landing-team-ti/trunk/2011.06

linux-linaro-lt-freescale

2.6.38-2011.06

11.06

https://launchpad.net/linaro-landing-team-freescale/trunk/2011.06/+download/linux-linaro-lt-freescale-2.6.38-2011.06.tar.bz2

https://launchpad.net/linaro-landing-team-freescale/trunk/2011.06

linux-linaro-lt-samsung

2.6.39-2011.06

11.06

https://launchpad.net/linaro-landing-team-samsung/trunk/2011.06/+download/linux-linaro-lt-samsung-2.6.39-2011.06.tar.bz2

https://launchpad.net/linaro-landing-team-samsung/trunk/2011.06

linux-linaro-lt-st-ericsson

2.6.38-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/linaro-landing-team-ste/trunk/2011.06/+download/linux-linaro-lt-st-ericsson-2.6.38-2011.06.tar.bz2

https://launchpad.net/linaro-landing-team-ste/trunk/2011.06

linux-linaro-lt-ti

2.6.39-2011.06

11.06

https://launchpad.net/linaro-landing-team-ti/trunk/2011.06/+download/linux-linaro-lt-ti-2.6.39-2011.06.tar.bz2

https://launchpad.net/linaro-landing-team-ti/trunk/2011.06

Multimedia Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

libjpeg-turbo

1.1.0

11.05

http://launchpad.net/libjpeg-turbo/trunk/1.1.0-2011.05/+download/libjpeg-turbo-1.1.0-0linaro2-11.05.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/libjpeg-turbo/+milestone/1.1.0-2011.05

smartt

0.5

11.06

http://launchpad.net/smartt/trunk/11.11/+download/smartt-0.5.tar.gz

-

Platform Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

lava-dashboard

0.5-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/lava-dashboard/linaro-11.11/2011.06/+download/lava-dashboard-0.5-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/lava-dashboard/linaro-11.11/2011.06

lava-dashboard-tool

0.5.2-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/lava-dashboard-tool/linaro-11.11/2011.06/+download/lava-dashboard-tool-0.5.2-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/lava-dashboard-tool/linaro-11.11/2011.06

lava-dispatcher

2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/lava-dispatcher/linaro-11.11/2011.06/+download/lava-dispatcher-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/lava-dispatcher/linaro-11.11/2011.06

lava-scheduler

2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/lava-scheduler/linaro-11.11/2011.06/+download/lava-scheduler-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/lava-scheduler/linaro-11.11/2011.06

lava-scheduler-tool

0.1.1-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/lava-scheduler-tool/linaro-11.11/2011.06/+download/lava-scheduler-tool-0.1.1-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/lava-scheduler-tool/linaro-11.11/2011.06

lava-server

0.2-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/lava-server/linaro-11.11/2011.06/+download/lava-server-0.2-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/lava-server/linaro-11.11/2011.06

lava-test

2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/lava-test/linaro-11.11/2011.06/+download/lava-test-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/lava-test/linaro-11.11/2011.06

lava-tool

0.1-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/lava-tool/linaro-11.11/2011.06/+download/lava-tool-0.1-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/lava-tool/linaro-11.11/2011.06

linaro-python-dashboard-bundle

1.5.1-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/linaro-python-dashboard-bundle/linaro-11.11/2011.06/+download/linaro-python-dashboard-bundle-1.5.1-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/linaro-python-dashboard-bundle/linaro-11.11/2011.06

linaro-django-xmlrpc

1.5.1-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/linaro-django-xmlrpc/linaro-11.11/2011.06/+download/http://launchpad.net/linaro-django-xmlrpc/linaro-11.11/2011.06/+download/linaro-django-xmlrpc-0.3.1-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/linaro-django-xmlrpc/linaro-11.11/2011.06

linaro-image-tools

2011.06-1

11.06

http://launchpad.net/linaro-image-tools/11.11/2011.06/+download/linaro-image-tools-2011.06-1.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/linaro-image-tools/11.11/2011.06

svammel

0.1.1

11.06

http://launchpad.net/svammel/trunk/0.1.1/+download/svammel-0.1.1.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/svammel/trunk/0.1.1

Power Management Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

powerdebug

0.5-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/linaro-powerdebug/0.5/0.5-2011.06/+download/linaro-powerdebug-0.5-2011.06.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/linaro-powerdebug/0.5/0.5-2011.06

Toolchain Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

gcc-linaro

4.6-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/4.6/4.6-2011.06-0/+download/gcc-linaro-4.6-2011.06-0.tar.bz2

https://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/+milestone/4.6-2011.06-0

gcc-linaro

4.5-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/4.5/4.5-2011.06-0/+download/gcc-linaro-4.5-2011.06-0.tar.bz2

https://launchpad.net/gcc-linaro/+milestone/4.5-2011.06-0

gdb-linaro

7.2

11.05

http://launchpad.net/gdb-linaro/7.2/7.2-2011.05-0/+download/gdb-linaro-7.2-2011.05-0.tar.bz2

http://launchpad.net/gdb-linaro/7.2/7.2-2011.05-0

qemu-linaro

0.14.50-2011.06

11.06

http://launchpad.net/qemu-linaro/trunk/2011.06/+download/qemu-linaro-0.14.50-2011.06-0.tar.gz

https://launchpad.net/qemu-linaro/+milestone/2011.06

cortex-strings

0.1.1

10.11

http://launchpad.net/cortex-strings/trunk/0.1.1/+download/cortex-strings-0.1.1.tar.gz

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Developers and Community Builds

IconsPage/icon-warning-32x32.png

Developers and community builds are not officially supported. However, we hope that they are useful and hence we publish a list of last-known-to-work images and hardware packs.

Name

Version

Release

Instructions

Download for...

Android Mainline

2.3.3

11.06

here

BeagleBoard, PandaBoard

Nano

Natty

11.06

here

BeagleBoard, i.MX51, i.MX53 LoCo, Origen, Overo, PandaBoard, S5PV310, Snowball, Versatile Express

Developer

Natty

11.06

here

BeagleBoard, i.MX51, i.MX53 LoCo, Origen, Overo, PandaBoard, S5PV310, Snowball, Versatile Express

ARM Linux Internet Platform (ALIP)

Natty

11.06

here

BeagleBoard, i.MX51, i.MX53 LoCo, Origen, Overo, PandaBoard, S5PV310, Snowball, Versatile Express

Known Issues

Bug

Description

Affected

Board(s)

707047

Only half of RAM useable when using Device Tree on PandaBoard

Ubuntu

PandaBoard

753878

icons and parts of screen disappear

Ubuntu

760919

speaker-test fails on Xm, Beagle C

Ubuntu

772520

Mouse falls asleep and need keyboard to wake up

Android

772530

Gallery application does not find any photos

Android

784176

CPU_FREQ support is broken for OMAP 3 and OMAP 4

Ubuntu

785279

LEB & alip : shutdown & reboot, logs out instead

Ubuntu

788746

Ethernet is not enabled be default

Android

788919

powering off on panda oopses

Ubuntu

PandaBoard

795753

The boot up droid is arrayed across the screen in horizontal stripes

Android

803014

TILT kernel does not support some monitors in the 11.06 RC1

Android

PandaBoard

803057

ADB doesn't work on 11.06 Panda or LEB-Panda

Android

PandaBoard

803063

11.06 Android builds lack WiFi support

Android

803637

Snowball hwpack missing startfiles.cfg

Ubuntu

Snowball

Where To Find More Information

More information on Linaro can be found on our website.

Feedback and Support

Subscribe to the important Linaro mailing lists and join our IRC channels to stay on top of Linaro developments.

   #linaro
   #linaro-android
  • Bug reports 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 Linaro project.

  • Questions? ask Linaro.

  • Interested in commercial support? inquire at Linaro support <support AT linaro DOT org>

Announcement

Subject: Linaro 11.06 released

Hi,

The Linaro Team is pleased to announce the release of Linaro 11.06.

11.06 is the Linaro’s first release delivered on the new monthly cadence.
Since we started focusing on monthly component releases, activity in the
engineering teams has been channeled into producing a coherent set of packages;
This allows anyone to witness development of new features and fixes as the team
progresses towards its goals. This month’s release highlights the results:
a host of new components are now available, including LAVA packages from the
Platform Validation Team, a collection of SoC-specific kernels provided by the
Landing Teams, and preview releases of Graphics and Multimedia Working Groups
work ranging from Unity 3D to a NEON-optimized libjpeg-turbo. In addition,
another solid set of toolchain components, topped by a Linaro GCC 4.6 release
that should start making a very good impressions on benchmarks near you.

We encourage everybody to use the 11.06 release. The download links for all
images and components are available on our release page:

  http://wiki.linaro.org/Cycles/1106/Release

Highlights of this release:

 * Linaro Evaluation Builds (LEBs) for Ubuntu comes with the full 3D Unity
   desktop experience enabled on PandaBoard. It's powered by Compiz and relies
   on the Nux toolkit for its rendering.
 * Linaro Evaluation Build (LEBs) for Android on Pandaboard comes with latest
   stable 2.6.38 kernel from Linaro's TI Landing Team and is built using
   Linaro's GCC 4.5 2011.06 release; Also, latest Linaro toolchain have been
   packaged for Android and benchmark results showing noticeable performance
   gains compared to the Google AOSP gingerbread toolchain have been included
   as part of the release documentation: http://bit.ly/jTAhWa
 * Initial preview releases of Ubuntu Hardware Packs for Snowball, Origen and
   Quickstart boards featuring the latest Linaro Landing Team components are
   available as part of this release.
 * Linaro GCC 4.6 2011.06 and GCC 4.5 2011.06 come with bugfixes and various
   performance optimizations with focus on vectoriser improvements. With this
   release Linaro GCC 4.5 series enters maintenance mode and will ensure that
   development can be focused on making the "future" better.
 * Linaro QEMU 2011.06, based on upstream (trunk) QEMU. This version includes a
   number of ARM-focused bug fixes and enhancements like the support of a model
   of the Gumstix Overo board and the USB keyboard/mouse support on
   BeagleBoard.
 * Linaro Kernel 2.6.39 2011.06, based on the 2.6.39.1 stable kernel with a
   number of changes developed by Linaro and integrated from the 3.0-rc. It
   includes the ability to append Device Tree to zImage at build time, support
   for parallel async MMC requests and more...
 * Linaro U-Boot 2011.06.1, based on upstream version 2011.06-rc3 features USB,
   Network and TFTP boot for PandaBoard as well as initial PXE support.
 * First full release of LAVA components, Linaro's automated validation
   solution, has been made available as part of our monthly releases.
 * QEMU with OpenGL ES acceleration - technology preview. For more details,
   please visit https://wiki.linaro.org/Platform/DevPlatform/QemuOpenGLES
 * The Unity, NUX and Compiz port for EGL/OpenGL ES v2 that are part of
   our Ubuntu LEB for this month are also made available as components
   maintained by Linaro's Graphics Working Group.
 * Linaro Image Tools 2011.06-1 features the support for the --image_file
   option in linaro-android-media-create and support the new upstream name of
   the smdkv310 SPL.
 * Powerdebug 0.5-2011.06 is a major rewrite of the code to put in place a
   generic framework to integrate more easily new components like the thermal
   sensors. It's more modular and decrease the dependency between the display
   and the power management blocks.
 * And much more... The release details are linked from the "Details" column
   for each release artifact on the 11.06 release page.

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:

  http://wiki.linaro.org/Platform/Android/ImageInstallation

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

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

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

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

  http://wiki.linaro.org/Platform/DevPlatform/Ubuntu/ImageInstallation

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

More information on Linaro can be found on our websites:

 * Homepage: http://www.linaro.org
 * Wiki: http://wiki.linaro.org

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

Known issues with this release
==============================

For any errata issues, please see:

  http://wiki.linaro.org/Cycles/1106/Release#Known_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

Cheers,

--
Fathi Boudra
Linaro Release Manager | Platform Project Manager
Linaro.org | Open source software for ARM SoCs

Cycles/1106/Release (last modified 2011-09-26 15:02:34)