Linaro QEMU 2011.03-1 released

Peter Maydell peter.maydell at linaro.org
Tue Mar 8 15:02:34 UTC 2011


The Linaro Toolchain Working Group is pleased to announce the release
of Linaro QEMU 2011.03-1.

Linaro QEMU 2011.03-1 is the second release of qemu-linaro. Based
off upstream (trunk) qemu, it includes a number of ARM-focused
bug fixes and enhancements.

This release includes a model of the ARM Versatile Express
platform. This is still experimental but may be of use to people
who want a model supporting up to 1GB of RAM with graphics and
networking. Instructions for getting started with it are on the
wiki: https://wiki.linaro.org/PeterMaydell/QemuVersatileExpress

Other interesting changes include:
 - The OMAP emulation bug which was causing hangs if Linux tried
   to enable a swapfile is fixed
 - The OMAP UART model has been improved; this fixes the problem where
   kernels using the new omap-hsuart serial drivers stopped serial output
   halfway through boot.
 - As usual, various minor correctness fixes and other upstream changes

Known issues:
 - The beagle and beaglexm models do not support USB, so there is no
   keyboard, mouse or networking (#708703)

The only change over the shortlived 2011.03-0 is that the last
minute bug #731093 has been fixed (versatilepb models would crash
on startup.)

The source tarball is available at:
  https://launchpad.net/qemu-linaro/+milestone/2011.03-1

Binary builds of this qemu-linaro release are being prepared and
will be available shortly for users of Ubuntu.
When ready, Natty packages of qemu-linaro 2011.03-1 will be in the
Ubuntu archive. Packages for users of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Ubuntu
10.10 will be in the linaro-maintainers tools ppa:

  https://launchpad.net/~linaro-maintainers/+archive/tools/

More information on Linaro QEMU is available at:
  https://launchpad.net/qemu-linaro



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