New Release: V2.5 Beta 2 Linux BSPs for Apalis and Colibri modules

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Linux

We are pleased to announce the release: V2.5 Beta 2 Linux® BSPs for Apalis and Colibri modules.

The notable updates that are applicable to all modules are:

      • OpenEmbedded build system: local.conf: add Toradex source mirror as pre-mirror

Apalis iMX6

The release contains:

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 3.14.28 kernel, based on Freescale's BSP release imx_3.14.28_1.0.0_ga and patches from Boundary Devices
  • Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • Linux kernel:
    • migrate to Linux 3.14.28 kernel, based on Freescale's BSP release imx_3.14.28_1.0.0_ga
    • optional CSI camera support for OmniVision OV5640
  • Linux user-space:
    • update to Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8:
      • glibc 2.22
      • systemd 219
      • Xorg 1.16.1
    • updated Vivante binary graphics/multimedia drivers (some gstreamer plugins changed their names)

Apalis T30

The release contains:

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 3.1.10 kernel, based on NVIDIA's Linux for Tegra (L4T) release R16.5
  • Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • U-Boot: integrate display driver
  • Linux kernel:
    • optional CSI camera support for OmniVision OV5640
    • fix USB performance regression
    • fix race condition in USB OTG device/host detection on Ixora
    • integrate various eMMC fixes
  • Linux user-space:
    • update to Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8:
      • glibc 2.22
      • systemd 219
      • Xorg 1.16.1
    • glibc: force memcpy_arm to improve memcpy performance
    • fix USB RNDIS operation
    • switch to validated 800 MHz BCT
    • nv-conf-systemd: cpu hot-plug configuration and startup

Colibri iMX6

The release contains:

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 3.14.28 kernel, based on Freescale's BSP release imx_3.14.28_1.0.0_ga and patches from Boundary Devices
  • Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • Linux kernel:
    • migrate to Linux 3.14.28 kernel, based on Freescale's BSP release imx_3.14.28_1.0.0_ga
    • automatic USB device/host detection using USBC_DET pin
  • Linux user-space:
    • update to Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8:
      • glibc 2.22
      • systemd 219
      • Xorg 1.16.1
    • updated Vivante binary graphics/multimedia drivers (some gstreamer plugins changed their names)

Colibri T20

The release contains:

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 3.1.10 kernel, based on NVIDIA's Linux for Tegra (L4T) release R16.5
  • Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • U-Boot:
    • implement early pmic rail configuration
    • various UBI/Fastmap fixes
  • Linux kernel:
    • improve PMIC RTC accuracy
    • integrate ASIX USB-to-Ethernet driver 4.17.0
    • prevent rare boot lock-up
  • Linux user-space:
    • update to Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8:
      • glibc 2.22
      • systemd 219
      • Xorg 1.16.1
    • fix USB RNDIS operation

Colibri T30

The release contains:

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 3.1.10 kernel, based on NVIDIA's Linux for Tegra (L4T) release R16.5
  • Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • U-Boot:
    • fix framebuffer console regression
    • integrate display driver
  • Linux kernel:
    • integrate ASIX USB-to-Ethernet driver 4.17.0
    • fix USB performance regression
    • integrate various eMMC fixes
    • fix USB host device detection with Colibri OTG driver
  • Linux user-space:
    • update to Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8:
      • glibc 2.22
      • systemd 219
      • Xorg 1.16.1
    • fix USB RNDIS operation
    • nv-conf-systemd: cpu hot-plug configuration and startup

Colibri VF50/VF61

The release contains:

  • U-Boot 2015.04 boot loader
  • Linux 4.1.12 LTS kernel
  • Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8 based root file system, using LXDE desktop environment

The notable updates are:

  • U-Boot:
    • UBI fastmap fixes backported from Linux
    • updated NAND flash controller driver
  • Linux kernel:
    • updated to 4.1.12 LTS long term stable Linux kernel
    • updated NAND flash controller driver
    • automatic USB device/host detection using USBC_DET pin
    • fixed SD card detection
    • disabled UART DMA by default due to issues
  • Linux user-space:
    • update to latest Ångström 2015.06/OpenEmbedded fido/Yocto 1.8:
      • glibc 2.22
      • systemd 219
      • Xorg 1.16.1
    • load USB Gadget ConfigFS kernel module by default

Download Information 

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