Linaro Requirements and Releases

Every May and November, Linaro releases a stable version of its development platform. This frequency allows Linaro developers to include the cutting edge of open source software, while still providing a stable foundation for the working groups and developer community to build upon. Release schedules are established by the engineering team and signed off by the TSC.

The contents of the release are established every six months in a participatory process led by the technical steering committee and driven to engineering detail at the developer summit. Actual technical tasks targeted to a release are captured in the Blueprint format.

The team are working towards Linaro 10.11 and as of 10 August 2010, have begun gathering requirements for Linaro 11.05

General

These are common sections, included in several on-line documents / technical requirements

Technical Objectives for 2010/2011

  • Provide a reference OS that can support multiple user experiences for the purpose of hardware enablement, optimization and product development.
  • Consolidate a wide variety of ARM hardware-related patches into a unified source tree.
  • Integrate and optimize the Linux development toolchain for ARM, including compiler, linker, debugging and profiling tools.
  • Ensure relevant graphics rendering pipelines are optimized for OpenGLES/2.0, and that drivers are integrated.
  • Provide tools that allow developers to customize and validate the reference OS components to their needs, possibly including proprietary extensions.

Current Cycle: 10.11 (November 2010)

Developer resources: 10.11 project page

A complete specification for this release can be found here: 10.11 release specification and progress

10.11

Release Schedule

Support End Date

Blueprints and Requirements

Download

Source Code

Release Status

Schedule

May 2011

Blueprints and Requirements

TBD

TBD

Status

Release announcements are posted on the linaro-announce mailing list.

Next Cycle: 11.05 (May 2011)

Developer resources: May 2011 documents / sections

As of 10 August 2010 the team have formally begun the process of requirements gathering.

11.05

Release Schedule

Support End Date

Blueprints and Requirements

Download

Source Code

Release Status

Schedule

November 2011

Blueprints and Specification

TBD

TBD

TSC/RequirementsSpecifications (last modified 2011-04-01 18:00:20)