• Android

    • Linaro Android 12.10 has been upgraded to 4.1.1_r6 and then to 4.1.2.
    • Linaro Android builds are now shipped with improved instructions.
    • AOSP Galaxy Nexus builds are available from http://android-build.linaro.org and include DS-5 support.

    • Linaro Android toolchain has been updated to Linaro GCC 2012.10.
    • Dalvik benchmarked against Hard-FLoat Open JDK and Java SE.
    • Power meter improvements for LAVA automation.
    • Prepared Connect demonstrations
      • benchmarking methods and how it automates benchmarks.
      • Galaxy Nexus builds.
      • Hybrid Android: an Android build with a toolchain installed, an editor to edit code and other utilities to develop on an Android box.
      • power meter, based on NI equipement.
  • Developer Platform

    • OpenEmbedded now contains the 64-ready components for the ARMv8 bootstrap (Minimal, SDK and LAMP images published).

    • Package and components for the big.LITTLE project were updated based on the requirements for the 12.10 development cycle.
    • AArch64 Quantal image containing build-essential is now available (with instructions at https://wiki.linaro.org/Platform/DevPlatform/CrossCompile/arm64bootstrap)

    • Linux Linaro tree updated with the latest kernel development topics provided by Linaro, and also against the final v3.6 upstream release.
      • Linux Linaro, based on linux-linaro-core-tracking tree (llct-20121012.0 tag)
        • based on v3.6
        • includes 3.6.1 stable release
        • config fragments (config-core-tracking topic)
        • emmc patches from Kernel WG
        • updated linaro-android-3.6-jstultz-rebase topic
        • gator version 5.11
        • ubuntu-sauce-3.6
        • big-LITTLE-MP version 10
        • updated Versatile Express patches from ARM LT
        • updated Origen patches from Samsung LT
        • updated Android kernel config for Snowball from STE LT
      • Linux Linaro tracking, v3.4 based
        • updated tilt-3.4 topic from TI LT; now includes the 3.4.14 stable release
  • Infrastructure

    • Improved Linaro image tools validation. A CI has been set up to detect regressions and ensure older released images can always be generated.
    • Improve instructions provided on releases.linaro.org, snapshots.linaro.org and android-build.linaro.org. As an example, see http://releases.linaro.org/12.10/android/vexpress

  • Kernel

  • Power Management

    • v10 of the b.L MP patchset was integrated into LLCT. It contains:
      • updated versions of the following patchsets: PMU, load tracking, task placement
  • Toolchain

    • Linaro GCC 4.7 2012.10, updated to GCC 4.7.2+svn191881
      • Improve performance by using VLD1 instead of VLDM for NEON quad loads.
      • LP: #1053348: binary files are not merged from the FSF branches - Fixed.
    • Linaro GCC 4.6 2012.10, updates to 4.6.3+svn191880.
      • LP: #1029454 cselim tree optimizer generates incorrect code - Fixed.
    • Linaro Toolchain Binaries 2012.10, updated to latest Linaro GCC 4.7 2012.10
  • LAVA

    • Add a new mechanism to test Android, Ubuntu, and OpenEmbedded images.

    • Support for testing ARMv8 Foundation Models.
    • New router for the Validation lab deployed.
    • WiFi access point is now connected to the internet and is used in our daily tests.

  • big.LITTLE System

    • Completed TC2 support. TC2 now boots with the latest IKS tree
    • Added five new test cases to handle simultaneous thread switching
    • Few important bugs were fixed: Switcher Thumb-2 bug, Switcher deadlock issue when working on the memblock_steal(), vlock remaining locked under certain conditions.
    • Team changed focus to run benchmarks with the latest IKS on TC2 to find optimization opportunities.

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