Sir, it's very possible this asteroid is not stable.
The Linaro 16.02 release is now available for download! This cycle
contains a big, but hopefully invisible change: all artefacts for
16.02 are now hosted using Amazon S3. Personally, it meant that both
upload and downloads speeds increased six-fold, making my release week
coffee breaks a lot shorter.
In the future Andy & Ben will turn on geo-clouding for even more
bandwidth improvements for people outside of North America.
As I said 'hopefully' above, don't hesitate to email me if you suspect
something is not as it should be with this release.
As with the previous two cycles, the OE release comes with a lot of
qualifiers and caveats. Something has gone wrong in the CI loop which
broke fetching the hwpacks for the prebuilt images, which means the
prebuilts have been recycled from last cycle.
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 Debian-based images
The Debian-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:
(Yes, that points to Ubuntu, I know, the instructions are still valid)
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
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