Excellent work everyone. This is a superb release!
On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Fathi Boudra <fathi.boudra(a)linaro.org> wrote:
> 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:
> 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
> * Linaro Kernel 2.6.39 2011.06, based on the 22.214.171.124 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:
> If you are interested in getting the source and building these images
> yourself please see the following pages:
> 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: 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:
> * 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 Launchpad against the
> individual packages that are affected. If a suitable package cannot be
> identified, feel free to assign them to:
> Fathi Boudra
> Linaro Release Manager | Platform Project Manager
> Linaro.org | Open source software for ARM SoCs
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