"Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled."
~ Horace, Epistles
The Linaro 15.10 release is now available for download!
There are some exciting changes this cycle! The ubuntu images now have 64-bit
counterparts available and LCR has 'M' builds available, for Juno it's an
engineering preview but for the other platforms it's a regular release.
For OpenEmbedded the aarch64 kernel moved from 3.10 to 3.18 and has a few more
systemd related options enabled. The images themselves have also switched to
systemd for init and networking. This has led to a number of regressions, but
last minute fixes allow the images to boot into a shell and execute LAVA tests.
While technically not part of a release, it does warrant an extra mention:
Old releases have been archived.
"As part of BB-149 old releases have been moved to
http://releases.linaro.org/archive/. 'Old' meaning 2011, 2012 and
The first reports of things breaking are tricking in, OpenWRT
apparently uses binutils-linaro 13.05 and Fathi mentioned that various
LAVA health checks are failing now. If you encounter such an issue,
add the 'archive/' bit to the URL, e.g.
sed -i -e s:org/13:org/archive/13:g \
-e s:org/12:org/archive/12:g \
-e s:org/11:org/archive/11:g <your text files>
We of course recommend trying out more recent releases for current
projects, but if you can't upgrade the archive is there to stay."
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:
If you are interested in getting the source and building these images
yourself please see the following pages:
Using the OpenEmbedded-based images
With the Linaro provided downloads and with ARM’s Fast Models virtual
platform, you can boot a virtual ARMv8 system and run 64-bit binaries.
For more information please see:
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:
More information on Linaro can be found on our websites:
Also subscribe to the important Linaro mailing lists and join our IRC
channels to stay on top of Linaro developments:
#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:
Bug reports for this release should be filed in Bugzilla
(http://bugs.linaro.org) against the
individual packages or projects that are affected.
On behalf of the release team,
Builds and Baselines | Release Manager
Linaro.org | Open source software for ARM SoCs