Linaro related changes in Ubuntu
loic.minier at linaro.org
Thu Jul 22 15:51:44 BST 2010
Hello fellow Ubuntu developers!
Since May, Linaro engineers worked with a bunch of Ubuntu folks to land
some of the good Linaro stuff we're doing into Ubuntu. It was brought
to my attention that some of these have a large impact, and that it
would be nice for Linaro folks to present upcoming changes they have
been proposing, so here I am :-) I'll try sending out announcements
earlier for the next large-ish changes.
The largest two upstreamish things we're pushing to Ubuntu this cycle
* toolchain: the Linaro Toolchain engineers have been working on
delivering a leading edge toolchain, currently only based on GCC 4.4;
* kernel: the Linaro Kernel Consolidation engineers have been working
on consolidating ARM related kernel patches, currently based on linux
Concerning the toolchain, the changes are well underway since ... they
just landed in Ubuntu on armel with gcc-4.4 4.4.4-7ubuntu1! Sorry for
the late notice; this was also tracked as part of an Ubuntu spec and a
Linaro GCC spec
this toolchain underwent testing above the usual amount we're doing for
Ubuntu toolchains, because it was landing so late in the cycle. The
testing was mostly discussed on the linaro-toolchain Linaro
mailing-list, but I'm attaching a summary email from Michael Hope which
has a good summary and pointers. This topic was also discussed with
the Technical Board, since the toolchain was being considered for other
Concerning the kernel, we took the occasion of a colocated rally to
discuss integration in Ubuntu. We agreed with the Ubuntu Kernel team
to have new linux-linaro source and perhaps some more sources in the
Ubuntu archive maintained under the standard Ubuntu processes. As a
result, these changes should not impact any of Ubuntu ARM images.
If you have any questions about these changes, shoot!
 www.linaro.org, wiki.linaro.org etc.
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