|From:||Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni-AT-free-electrons.com>|
|Subject:||Buildroot 2012.08 released|
|Date:||Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:21:23 +0200|
Hi, Buildroot is a simple tool for creating complete Embedded Linux systems (http://buildroot.net). Buildroot 2012.08 is released - Go download it at: http://buildroot.net/downloads/buildroot-2012.08.tar.gz or http://buildroot.net/downloads/buildroot-2012.08.tar.bz2 Or get it from Git: git://git.buildroot.net/buildroot After 3 months of development a new stable Buildroot release is out. Significant changes are: - Integration of a legal information reporting infrastructure, which allows to generate detailed informations about the licenses and source code of all components of a system generated by Buildroot. License information will progressively be added on packages. As of this release, 77 packages have gained license information. - Default configuration files added for Calao-systems USB-A9263 and Calao-systems USB-A9G20-LPW boards. - External toolchains update: allow download of a custom toolchain, add Linaro 2012.05 and 2012.06 for ARM, add Blackfin toolchain 2012R1-BETA1, add Sourcery CodeBench MIPS 2011.09. - Allow the restriction of downloads to the primary site only. This is useful for project developers who want to ensure that the project can be built even if the upstream tarball locations disappear. - Add a 'System configuration' choice to select between 3 different init systems: Busybox init, SysV init and Systemd init. - Cleanups to the package infrastructure. The visible change to developers is that $(eval $(call AUTOTARGETS)) is now $(eval $(autotools-package)), and similarly for other package infrastructures and host packages. Refer to the documentation for details. - By default, automatic detection of the number of compilation jobs to use, depending on the number of CPUs available. - Improvements to generate systems with static libraries only (infrastructure and package fixes). - Add proper support in the Linux kernel package to generate Device Tree Blobs or combined Device Tree / Kernel images. This will be useful on Microblaze, PowerPC and ARM, which are architectures making extensive use of the Device Tree. - Many new packages: cjson, collectd, dfu-util, dmidecode, elftosb, fbterm, flashrom, freerdp, inadyn, libfreefare, libnetfilter_cttimeout, libnfc, libnfc-llcp, liboping, libtorrent, linphone, logsurfer, lshw, luacjson, luaexpat, luajit, mediastreamer, mobile-broadband-provider-info, monit, mxs-bootlets, nanocom, nss-mdns, ofone, omap-u-boot-utils, opkg, ortp, owl-linux, python-id3, python-nfc, quota, ramspeed, rtorrent, sound-theme-borealis, sound-theme-freedesktop, sysprof, webrtc-audio-processing, xinetd, zxing And the usual package version updates and bug fixes. See the CHANGES file for details: http://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/plain/CHANGES?id=2012.08 Many thanks to all the people contributing to this release: git shortlog -s -n 2012.05.. 128 Gustavo Zacarias 84 Thomas Petazzoni 74 Peter Korsgaard 39 Danomi Manchego 39 Simon Dawson 38 Luca Ceresoli 22 Samuel Martin 18 Francois Perrad 17 Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) 13 Maxime Ripard 12 Thomas De Schampheleire 10 Nathan Lynch 7 Yegor Yefremov 6 Baruch Siach 6 Jonathan Liu 5 Marek Belisko 4 Kelvin Cheung 4 Yann E. MORIN 3 Arnout Vandecappelle 3 gregory hermant 2 Dominik Faessler 1 Aras Vaichas 1 Arn R 1 Benoît Thébaudeau 1 Daniel Mack 1 David Purdy 1 Dimitry Golubovsky 1 Eric Jarrige 1 Frank Hunleth 1 François Perrad 1 Jarkko Sakkinen 1 Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD 1 Julian Lunz 1 Markos Chandras 1 Murat Demirten 1 Phil Edworthy 1 Richard Braun 1 Shawn J. Goff 1 Sonic Zhang 1 Stefan Froberg 1 Stefan Fröberg 1 Stephan Hoffmann 1 Tristan Lelong 1 Will Newton Thanks a lot for all the contributors to this release. Next release will be 2012.12. Expect the first release candidate early November, and the final release towards the end of the month. After 1.5 months of interim maintenance done by myself, Peter Korsgaard is now back in its duties as the official Buildroot maintainer. Also worth nothing is that the Buildroot project is organizing a two-days Buildroot Developers Days meeting on November 3-4 in Barcelona, right before the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (November 5-7). Developers interested in Buildroot are welcome to join, please let us know if you willing to participate. Best regards, Thomas Petazzoni -- Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux development, consulting, training and support. http://free-electrons.com
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