Sir, it's very possible this asteroid is not stable. -- C3P0
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: http://www.linaro.org/engineering/armv8
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)
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:
* IRC: #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,
Koen Kooi Builds and Baselines | Release Manager Linaro.org | Open source software for ARM SoCs