We are please to announce the Debian based Linaro 16.09 release for Dragonboard 410c.
For more information about this release, please check out the release notes:
If you are using our OpenEmbedded recipes, they will be sync’d up to the same kernel shortly. There is no change in the build instructions, just upgrade your git tree to the tip of the branch. I recall that we no longer update the ‘jethro’ branch, the recommended version to use is ‘krogoth’ (or master for the brave).
A few notes about upcoming changes:
- Next release is planned around end of the year, and we are upgrading the user space to Debian ‘testing’, aka ‘stretch’. The main reason for that is the cost (and pain) of backporting too many core packages. It turned out that we need to stick to bleeding edge version of quite many components (xserver, mesa, gstreamer, bluez, … ) so it makes much more sense to stick to a more up-to-date version of Debian. The kernel version will still be based on 4.4 LTS. For this release we expect the following changes to land:
** LeMaker panel support
** end to end video record use case with Gstreamer and CSI camera
** end to end optimized video decoder pipeline (aka ‘0 copy’)
** Audio/GPS coexistence
** A few updates in the initial (proprietary) bootloader (more on that later)
** We are investigating to switch the default desktop from classic LXDE to lxqt with kwin. we need to evaluate the desktop performance more before doing any conclusion.
- And in the next release (around March 2017), assuming that the Linux kernel v4.9 will become LTS, we will be switching the kernel from 4.4 to 4.9. So this is likely a quite large update… We will provide test builds as early as possible.