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The Linaro 14.11 release is now available for download!

See the detailed highlights of this release to get an overview of what

has been accomplished by the Working Groups, Landing Teams and Platform



 * Linux Linaro 3.18-rc5-2014.11 is released:

   * based on v3.18-rc5

   * updated linaro-android topic

   * updated GATOR to version 5.20

   * updated topic from Qualcomm LT (include IFC6410 board support)

   * updated integration-linaro-vexpress64 topic by ARM LT (FVP Base and Foundation models, and Juno support)

   * updated integration-hilt-linux-linaro topic by HiSilicon LT (Hi36xx, HiP04, and X5HD2 families support)

   * updated LLVM topic (uses the community llvmlinux-latest branch)

   *  includes ILP32 patch set v3 (https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/9/3/704) rebased on 3.18-rc5. Build tested only.

 * Linaro builds of AOSP 14.11 is released:

   * built with Linaro GCC 4.9-2014.11

   * migrated to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) for all the targets on all CI loops. Here are the combinations: TC2-LSK-3.10, TC2-LSK-3.14, Juno-LSK, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, FVP-LSK-3.10 and FVP-LSK-3.14.

   * updated LSK pre-merge CI for 3.10 and 3.14

   * revamped to use overlay manifest with local_manifests

   * added AOSP master builds setup for Versatile Express TC2, Juno, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

 * Linaro OpenEmbedded 2014.11 is released

   * integrated Linaro GCC 4.9-2014.11

   * included perf tools in the rootfs

   * fixed gator FTBS

   * updated strace aarch64_be patch

   * fixed external toolchain support

   * upstreaming:

      * updated LTP to 20140828 release

      * updated PM QA to 0.4.14 release

      * updated ACPICA to 20140828 release

 * Linaro Ubuntu 14.11 is released:

   * Ubuntu baseline migrated from Trusty to Utopic

   * updated packages: Juno firmware 0.9.2, LSK 3.10.60/3.14.24 and linux-linaro 3.18-rc5 kernels

 * Debian release team announced ARM64 architecture has made enough progress to be a released

architectures for Debian 8.0 (Jessie)

 * SELinux support is enabled in linux-linaro kernel

 * Test usage of Linaro toolchain binary to build OE rootfs has been added

 * CI bring up: coresight enabled build for TC2

The release details are linked from the “Details” column for each

released artifact on the release information:


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:


Getting involved


More information on Linaro can be found on our websites:

* Homepage:


* Wiki:


Also subscribe to the important Linaro mailing lists and join our IRC

channels to stay on top of Linaro developments:

* Announcements:


* Development:


* 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:


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,

Koen Kooi

Builds and Baselines | Release Manager

Linaro.org | Open source software for ARM SoCs