Release Information

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. ~ Aristotle

The Linaro 12.07 release is now available!

The Linaro 12.07 release highlights the quality, effort and work of all the Linaro Teams – Working Groups, Landing Teams and Platform Teams – who have provided all the updates and new features that are integrated on top of Android and Ubuntu during this release cycle. The 12.07 release is another example of how Linaro, together with its members, partners and community continue to build upon the future of Linux on ARM one release and line of code at a time.

The LAVA team added new test views for its daily testing processes as well as updates to the way its deployment tool works by implementing a new method which uses zc.buildout which works consistently and in a repeatably fashion.

Linaro continues to make progress in big.LITTLE development as the ARM Landing Team delivers support for ARM TC2 (TestChip2) tile for the vexpress board. (TC2 is a big.LITTLE core with 2 Cortex A15 and 3 Cortex a7 processors). The Linaro Power Management group delivers its first submissions of big.LITTLE MP functionality (git://git.linaro.org/arm/big.LITTLE/mp.git) during the 12.07 release cycle as well.

The LAVA team was able to release the first boot log from the new big.LITTLE Versatile Express which is currently located in its LAVA lab. Additionally, the Developer Platform team reports that the Linaro ALIP is now using LXDE as the default enviroment, with a reduced image for better performance at ARM targets, such as Vexpress and FastModels. Linux Linaro updated on top of the latest upstream release (3.5), which reflects the latest changes and development available at Linaro, such as big.LITTLE MP.

The Linaro Android team added experimental baselines for theGalaxy Nexus and Pandaboard as part of our ongoing Jelly Bean transition efforts. Also, deployed this month in LAVA were the Android benchmarking apps for Pandaboard, Snowball and Origen which included vellamo, quadrant, nbench, linpack, glbenchmark, geekbench, caffeinemark, antutu, and AndEBench.

In addition to these improvements the Developer Platform team notes that Kernel packages are updated to reflect the latest development trees from Linux Linaro (lct/ll-3.5 and llt-3.4) and the Landing Teams. CI jobs for the Ubuntu Kernel Packages are now cross compiled at Jenkings, then pushed directly to the Kernel PPA which reflects the reduction the time it takes for the kernel package to respin.

The Infrastructure, Graphics, Kernel, Multimedia, Toolchain, and Validation teams all had updates and new features added into this release which are covered in more detail on the release wiki.

- Highlights of this release

  • Android

    • Jellybean baselines for Galaxy and Panda with Linaro extra’s available
    • Android Benchmarking apps were deployed for pandaboard, snowball and origen in LAVA including: vellamo, quadrant, nbench, linpack, glbenchmark, geekbench, caffeinemark, antutu, andebench
    • Improved native Benchmarks variance on Android to 1%, working on Java variance
    • ICS “tests” builds now produced by default and test lists generated
    • Open overlay tarballs working
    • pm-qa’s cpuidle cpufreq cpuhotplug sched_mc suspend integrated into the Android builds
    • Linaro Android Snowball 4.0.4 is now in par with Snowball 4.0.3
  • Developer Platform

    • Linaro ALIP is now using LXDE as the default enviroment, with a reduced image for better performance at ARM targets, such as Vexpress and FastModels.

    • Kernel packages updated to reflect the latest development trees from Linux Linaro (lct/ll-3.5 and llt-3.4) and the Landing Teams
    • CI jobs for the Ubuntu Kernel Packages are now cross compiled at Jenkings once succesfull it's pushed directly to the Kernel PPA, reducing the kernel package respin time considerably.
    • Linux Linaro updated on top of the latest upstream release (3.5), and also reflecting the latest changes and development available at Linaro, such as big.LITTLE MP.
    • OpenEmbedded ready targets for minimal and LAMP stacks compatible with ARMv7 are now available, generated automatically by ci.linaro.org and with images available at snapshots.linaro.org

    • U-Boot-Linaro updated with fixes for Omap 4 (Pandaboard) and also with the latest PXE-related changes from upstream.
    • Cross toolchain packages updated at both Ubuntu Quantal and Toolchain Backports PPA to reflect the latest version available.
  • Infrastructure

    • Linaro image tools now supports multiple boards and multiple bootloaders on a single hardware pack.
    • Build information can now be defined and exported for external use.
    • Create a skeleton Django-based web application for the CI dashboard with basic web serving, API framework, persistence layer and OpenID-based authentication and ACLs.
    • Click through license protection supports EULA versioning and branding and OpenID authentication.
  • Graphics

    • glmark2
      • Add Android GUI for defining and running benchmarks.
      • Add benchmark based on the WebGL jellyfish demo (scene 'jellyfish').
      • Add benchmark based on the WebGL dynamic terrain demo (scene 'terrain').
      • Extend texture scene with the option to compute texture coordinates in the shader (option 'texgen').
      • Add support for reading texture data from JPEG files.
      • Properly support options that have a finite set of acceptable values.
    • glcompbench
      • New 'scale' test to simulate window manager scaling effect.
      • Enhancements to test options for existing tests.
  • Kernel

  • OCTO

  • Multimedia

  • Power Management

    • b.L MP tree integrated into linux-linaro but not enabled for TC2 due to unrelated last-minute problems for ARM LT
    • Bug fixes to PM-QA tests to not run if feature is not found
  • Toolchain

    • Linaro GCC 4.7 2012.07 is the fourth release in the 4.7 series. Based off the latest GCC 4.7.0+svn189098 release, it includes performance improvements around choice of auto-increment based addressing modes for floating point values.
    • Updates to GCC 4.7.0+svn189098
    • Implements improvements to ivopts selection of addressing modes of floating point values.
  • Validation

    • Added support for Android FastModels in LAVA

    • Created a new QA test view for daily testing

Getting Started

Download the images for Linaro 12.07 supported platforms and follow the instructions for installing the image on your device.

Evaluation Builds (preview/LEBs)

Version

Release

Instructions

Download for...

Details

Status

Portal/IDB/icon-android-button-128x64.png

4.0.4

12.07

here

Origen
PandaBoard
Snowball
Versatile Express
Versatile Express TC2

linaro-android details

Origen
PandaBoard
Snowball
Versatile Express

IconsPage/icon-ubuntu-button-128x64.png

Precise

12.07

here

Origen*
PandaBoard
Snowball
Versatile Express

linaro-ubuntu details

Origen
PandaBoard
Snowball
Versatile Express

(*) preview build; not officially supported yet

Developers and Community Builds

IconsPage/icon-warning-32x32.png

Developers and community builds are not officially supported. However, we hope that they are useful and hence we publish a list of last-known-to-work images and hardware packs.

Name

Version

Release

Instructions

Download for...

Portal/IDB/icon-android-logo-24x24.png

Android

4.0.4

12.07

here

Versatile Express RTSM, PandaBoard (tilt-stable), PandaBoard (OMAPZoom), PandaBoard (AOSP)

Portal/IDB/icon-linux-logo-24x24.png

Nano

Precise

12.07

here

Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express, Versatile Express RTSM

Portal/IDB/icon-linux-logo-24x24.png

Developer

Precise

12.07

here

Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express, Versatile Express RTSM

Portal/IDB/icon-linux-logo-24x24.png

ARM Linux Internet Platform (ALIP)

Precise

12.07

here

Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express, Versatile Express RTSM

Portal/IDB/icon-ubuntu-circle-24x24.png

Ubuntu Desktop

Precise

12.07

here

Origen, PandaBoard, Snowball, Versatile Express, Versatile Express RTSM

Android Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

android-toolchain (Gingerbread, ICS)

4.6-2012.07

12.07

android-toolchain download

android-toolchain 4.7 (ICS)

4.7-2012.07

12.07

android-toolchain download

aosp software rendering patches

2011.12

11.12

aosp software rendering patches download

ics gcc 4.6 patches

4.6-2011.12

11.12

ics gcc 4.6 patches download

Graphics Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

compiz

0.9.8.0+bzr20120419.2012.04

12.04

compiz download

compiz details

compiz-plugins

0.9.7.0+bzr20120410.2012.04

12.04

compiz-plugins download

compiz-plugins details

glcompbench

2012.07

12.07

glcompbench download

glcompbench details

glew

1.7.0-2011.10

11.10

glew download

glew details

glmark2

2012.07

12.07

glmark2 download

glmark2 details

glproxy

2012.04

12.04

glproxy download

glproxy details

libmatrix

2012.05

12.05

libmatrix download

libmatrix details

nux

1.16.0-2011.10

11.10

nux download

nux details

smartt

0.5

11.06

smartt download

smartt details

unity

5.0

12.02

unity download

unity details

Kernel Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

linux-linaro

3.5-rc3-2012.07

12.07

linux-linaro download

linux-linaro details

u-boot-linaro

2012.05.5

12.07

u-boot-linaro download

u-boot-linaro details

Landing Teams Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

linux-linaro-android-lt-samsung

3.4-2012.07

12.07

linux-linaro-lt-samsung download

linux-linaro-lt-samsung details

linux-linaro-android-lt-st-ericsson

3.4-2012.06

12.06

linux-linaro-lt-st-ericsson download

linux-linaro-lt-st-ericsson details

linux-linaro-android-lt-ti

3.4-2012.07

12.07

linux-linaro-android-lt-ti download

linux-linaro-android-lt-ti details

linux-linaro-lt-samsung

3.5-rc2-2012.07

12.07

linux-linaro-lt-samsung download

linux-linaro-lt-samsung details

linux-linaro-lt-st-ericsson

3.3-2012.06

12.06

linux-linaro-lt-st-ericsson download

linux-linaro-lt-st-ericsson details

linux-linaro-lt-ti

3.4-2012.07

12.07

linux-linaro-lt-ti download

linux-linaro-lt-ti details

Multimedia Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

alsa-lib

1.0.25.1-2012.04

12.04

alsa-lib download

alsa-lib details

alsa-ucm-conf

2011.11

11.11

alsa-ucm-conf download

alsa-ucm-conf details

alsa-ucm-test

0.1-2011.12

11.12

alsa-ucm-test download

alsa-ucm-test details

directfb

1.6.0pre1-2011.11

11.11

libpng download

libpng details

libpng

1.5.6beta3-2011.11

11.11

libpng download

libpng details

libjpeg-turbo

1.2.1+svn837

12.06

libjpeg-turbo download

libjpeg-turbo details

pulseaudio-ucm

2.0-2012.06

12.06

pulseaudio-ucm download

pulseaudio-ucm details

samplemedia test content

2011.10

11.10

samplemedia test content download

samplemedia test content details

speex - Ubuntu

2012.03

12.03

speex for Android download

speex details

speex - Android

2012.03

12.03

speex for Android download

speex details

Platform Components

lava bundle

2012.05

12.05

lava bundle download

lava bundle details

lava-android-test

0.8

12.07

lava-android-test download

lava-android-test details

lava-dashboard

0.19

12.07

lava-dashboard download

lava-dashboard details

lava-dashboard-tool

0.7

12.03

lava-dashboard-tool download

lava-dashboard-tool details

lava-deployment-tool

1.0

12.07

lava-deployment-tool download

lava-deployment-tool details

lava-dispatcher

0.15.2

12.07

lava-dispatcher download

lava-dispatcher details

lava-master-image-scripts

2012.04

12.04

lava-master-image-scripts download

lava-master-image-scripts details

lava-kernel-ci-views

0.4.0

12.02

lava-kernel-ci-views download

lava-kernel-ci-views details

lava-scheduler

0.20

12.07

lava-scheduler download

lava-scheduler details

lava-scheduler-tool

0.4

12.04

lava-scheduler-tool download

lava-scheduler-tool details

lava-server

0.16

12.07

lava-server download

lava-server details

lava-test

0.10

12.06

lava-test download

lava-test details

lava-tool

0.5

12.06

lava-tool download

lava-tool details

linaro-django-xmlrpc

0.5

12.02

linaro-django-xmlrpc download

linaro-django-xmlrpc details

linaro-image-tools

2012.07

12.07

linaro-image-tools download

linaro-image-tools details

linaro-python-dashboard-bundle

1.7.1

11.11

linaro-python-dashboard-bundle download

linaro-python-dashboard-bundle details

svammel

2011.09

11.09

svammel download

svammel details

Power Management Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

power-qa

0.3.0

12.05

linaro-pm-qa download

linaro-pm-qa details

powerdebug

0.6.1-2011.10

11.10

linaro-powerdebug download

linaro-powerdebug details

powertop

2.0-2012.06

12.06

linaro-powertop download

linaro-powertop details

Toolchain Components

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

cortex-strings*

1.0-2011.09

11.09

cortex-strings download

cortex-strings details

gcc-linaro

4.5-2012.03

12.03

gcc-linaro download

gcc-linaro details

gcc-linaro

4.6-2012.07

12.07

gcc-linaro download

gcc-linaro details

gcc-linaro

4.7-2012.07

12.07

gcc-linaro download

gcc-linaro details

gdb-linaro

7.4-2012.07

12.06

gdb-linaro download

gdb-linaro details

qemu-linaro

1.1.0-2012.07

12.07

qemu-linaro download

qemu-linaro details

(*) component delivered as needed

We provide pre-built versions of Linaro GCC and Linaro GDB that target either a Linaro Evaluation Build or a bare-metal target.

Name

Version

Release

Instructions

Download

Details

linaro-toolchain-binaries

4.7-2012.07

12.07

here

Linux
Windows
Windows Installer
Source

linaro-toolchain-binaries details

More interested in bare-metal and long-term maintained releases for ARM embedded processors? We're working with ARM to also supply a Cortex-R and Cortex-M bare-metal build. Major releases will be made once a year with quarterly update releases. Releases will be maintained for two years.

Name

Version

Release

Download

Details

gcc-arm-none-eabi

4.6-20111208

11.12

Linux
Windows
Source 1/2
Source 2/2

gcc-arm-none-eabi details

Known Issues

Bug

Description

Affected

Board(s)

906344

vexpress-a9: ICS: Suspend-Resume doesn't work

987250

Ethernet default interfaces are invalid.

880210

Android Audio doesn't work on snowball

987255

Email account setup fails on Linaro Android image.

1022537

Newly increased number of installed apps in launcher causing performance problems on slower builds

1006202

USB Tethering doesn't work on Origen 12.05 Android image.

1017425

Panda: Hardware graphics enablement missing on "panda-ics-gcc47-tilt-tracking-blob/#build=101" and later

987181

vexpress: Device-tree not yet supported on A9

947730

Youtube video does not work in small screen mode(Origen Board)

987765

Panda: Bluetooth file transfer fails (Rfcomm socket connect exception)

893127

vexpress-a9: No sound in Android

996489

Suspend / resume failed on Origen Android image after the first suspend & resume cycle.

1025043

Serial console output continuously flush out on Panda 4430 & 4460 with Linaro Android image.

900714

Camera App does not work on ICS

906321

Messaging crashes if try to use it

993144

Snowball: Running powertop causes crash

906363

vexpress-a9: ICS: No thumbnails in gallery application

1017819

SD-MMC test failed on Panda 4430 with Linaro Android image.

1012542

DNS needs to be manually set on Origen Android image when using WiFi

897549

USB mass storage functionality missing

1014649

Can't play video on Origen Linaro Android image.

1017438

Panda: adb over usb broken on panda-ics-gcc47-tilt-tracking-blob/#build=101"

1004357

The "Native" test suite can't be run in Origen Google Hangout Android release.

919775

Downloading an .apk from a Site never finishes. Rights issue?

1004411

The USB works unstable on Origen Android Google Hangout image.

920561

No USB camera support

1029373

Contact sync doesn't work on vexpress board with Linaro Android image.

892994

Panda: Audio record and audio playback fails

958923

Device Tree is unavailable on Linaro Android build for Snowball Board.

859886

Bluetooth does not work on Origen

893175

vexpress-a9: ADB over USB doesn't work

908082

vexpress-a9: Video playback fails in Gallery app

900490

Wifi doesn't work on ICS on Panda

1017842

Kernel panic when run "powertop" on Panda 4430 with Linaro Android image.

987172

vexpress: YouTube video playback fails

887961

Tethering over Bluetooth/WiFi/USB missing in ICS

910758

Panda: Resume failing on tracking-panda build

987197

Testing calendar app requires Exchange server

1017435

Snowball Android: Need to configure ethernet manually after bootup on

987771

Panda: Youtube video playback fails

958986

Device Tree is unavailable on Linaro Android build for Samsung Origen Board.

890601

Missing GL ES 2.0 drivers, unable to run GLMark2 benchmark

1028573

snowball adb over usb doesn't work consistently

1021621

No USB camera support for Panda 4430 on Linaro Android image.

1004362

Video can't be played on Origen Android Google Hangout release.

1002289

Snowball: Turning ON Bluetooth and Wi-Fi fails

897205

Phone app missing on ICS

949367

android: kernel 3.3 doesn't come out of hibernation

996544

Hear nothing while play back the audio file generated by Speech Recorder (Origen Android).

1028757

GDB Server No Response during DS-5 application debugger test.

1028760

"lava-test" is private for installation.

920526

Resume fails on Snowball

1028876

1080p h.264 video can't be played on ubuntu Panda 4430.

938495

Origen: HDMI Audio not working

1029271

No output of "es2gears" & "glmark2-es2" on ubuntu Panda 4460 board.

1005735

Origen ubuntu can't stay in the suspend mode.

988268

Snowball: Audio functionality broken, audio playback and audio record doesn't work

920899

Audio jack input and output not working on Panda

1017503

HDMI audio for html5 videos have breaks/artifacts

966373

vexpress-a9: ubuntu: Reboot and shutdown don't work

1028781

rhythmbox hangs on Origen ubuntu after click "play" button.

966377

vexpress-a9: ubuntu: Suspend-Resume doesn't work

1028786

Totem movie player is no response for mouse click event on Origen ubuntu image.

967893

LCD and LEDs are still enabled after halting the kernel

906757

Ubuntu LEB: Sound doesn't work with a Bluetooth Headset

1005446

Audio Record & Playback doesn't work in Panda ubuntu image.

989547

Panda: suspend resume fails

989651

HTML5 video playback is not smooth

996438

Panda: Bluetooth functionality broken

880428

HW graphics acceleration does not work on Origen with Ubuntu LEB

923667

Snowball kernel for ubuntu does not use device tree

1017479

Many SD card errors in vexpress Linaro ubuntu image.

1027843

Internal errors occurred during board boots up with Linaro ubuntu image.

1018200

System hangs when sending files to another Bluetooth device.

989757

Ubuntu: halt command throws error messages continuously and fails to shut down board

991898

Video playback is not smooth and shows artifacts for HD video playback

987181

vexpress: Device-tree not yet supported on A9

880451

Origen: device tree not enabled at Ubuntu

989672

Panda: Video playback is distorted (using totem player ,480p video)

938487

Origen: Missing automatic detection of the HDMI Video output

1027861

Sound output section is empty on Origen ubuntu image.

999617

Can't run HwGFX test on Linaro ubuntu image for Panda 4430.

1028390

Manually setting required during vexpress board reboot in ubuntu.

1024369

Segmentation fault when run powertop on Panda 4430 with Linaro ubuntu image.

1022468

Unity 3D is unavailable on Panda 4430 board with Linaro ubuntu image.

988277

Snowball: bluetooth file transfer fails

989782

Hardware accelerated Video playback support missing on Origen

1018654

YouTube can't be played smoothly on vexpress Linaro ubuntu image.

1019977

Panda 4430 board can't boot to desktop via HDMI port with Linaro ubuntu image.

1003968

No way to set the sound playback from HDMI on Panda ubuntu image.

1018663

Can't play 480p video smoothly on vexpress board with Linaro ubuntu image.

988977

Microphone doesn't work on Origen ubuntu image.

988998

WiFi doesn't work on Origen ubuntu image.

1029259

ubuntu hangs on Panda 4460 after log out then log in with "ubuntu" option.

When filling new bugs, please check if it's not yet reported. You can use:

Workarounds

Android

  • PandaBoard tilt-tracking build doesn't contain accelerated SGX support (only framebuffer video). For a full enablement support (graphics and multimedia), please use OMAPZoom build from our Developers and Community Builds section. In addition to those builds, an AOSP based build is provided as reference.

Ubuntu

Where To Find More Information

More information on Linaro can be found on our website.

Feedback and Support

Subscribe to the important Linaro mailing lists and join our IRC channels to stay on top of Linaro developments.

   #linaro
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  • Bug reports 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 Linaro project.

  • Questions? ask Linaro.

  • Interested in commercial support? inquire at Linaro support <support AT linaro DOT org>

- Announcement

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. ~ Aristotle

The Linaro 12.07 release is now available!

The Linaro 12.07 release highlights the quality, effort and work of all the Linaro Teams – Working Groups, Landing Teams and Platform Teams – who have provided all the updates and new features that are integrated on top of Android and Ubuntu during this release cycle. The 12.07 release is another example of how Linaro, together with its members, partners and community continue to build upon the future of Linux on ARM one release and line of code at a time.

The LAVA team added new test views for its daily testing processes as well as updates to the way its deployment tool works by implementing a new method which uses zc.buildout which works consistently and in a repeatably fashion.

Linaro continues to make progress in big.LITTLE development as the ARM Landing Team delivers support for ARM TC2 (TestChip2) tile for the vexpress board. (TC2 is a big.LITTLE core with 2 Cortex A15 and 3 Cortex a7 processors). The Linaro Power Management group delivers its first submissions of big.LITTLE MP functionality (git://git.linaro.org/arm/big.LITTLE/mp.git) during the 12.07 release cycle as well.

The LAVA team was able to release the first boot log from the new big.LITTLE Versatile Express which is currently located in its LAVA lab. Additionally, the Developer Platform team reports that the Linaro ALIP is now using LXDE as the default enviroment, with a reduced image for better performance at ARM targets, such as Vexpress and FastModels. Linux Linaro updated on top of the latest upstream release (3.5), which reflects the latest changes and development available at Linaro, such as big.LITTLE MP.

The Linaro Android team adds baselines for theGalaxy Nexus and Pandaboard complete with our extra's. Also, deployed this month in LAVA were the Android benchmarking apps for Pandaboard, Snowball and Origen which included vellamo, quadrant, nbench, linpack, glbenchmark, geekbench, caffeinemark, antutu, and AndEBench.

In addition to these improvements the Developer Platform team notes that Kernel packages are updated to reflect the latest development trees from Linux Linaro (lct/ll-3.5 and llt-3.4) and the Landing Teams. CI jobs for the Ubuntu Kernel Packages are now cross compiled at Jenkings, then pushed directly to the Kernel PPA which reflects the reduction the time it takes for the kernel package to respin.

The Infrastructure, Graphics, Kernel, Multimedia, Toolchain, and Validation teams all had updates and new features added into this release which are covered in more detail on the release wiki.

Cycles/1207/Release (last modified 2012-07-26 17:14:15)