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Šest velikanov ustanovilo Linaro za pomoč Linuxu

EETimes - Šest računalniških velikanov - gre za podjetja ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson in Texas Instruments - je skupaj ustanovilo novo neprofitno organizacijo Linaro, ki se bo ukvarjala z Linuxom in bo skrbela za usklajen nastop pri razvoju okolja Linux. Glavna naloga podjetja bo razvijati odprtokodno programsko opremo na Linuxu za različne naprave sistem na čipu (SoC). Njihovi izdelki bodo uporabni v vrsti različnih naprav - vse od pametnih telefonov, tabličnih računalnikov, digitalnih televizij do zabavne elektronike v avtomobilih in opreme za podjetja. Investirali bodo v projekte, ki jih bodo uporabljali Android, LiMo, MeeGo, Ubuntu, webOS in druge distribucije.

Prve izdelke novoustanovljene entitete lahko pričakujemo novembra letos, ko bodo izdali optimizacije za ARM-jeve procesorje družine Cortex-A. Linaro bo sodeloval tudi z Linux Foundation. In čeprav se za zdaj zdi, da je podjetje osredinjeno večidel na pametne telefone, ustanovitelji zagotavljajo, da to ni tako in se bodo posvetili tudi drugim napravam. Izvršni direktor Linara je postal Tom Lantzsch, ki ima več kot 25 let izkušenj v vodenju podjetij. Sodeloval je tako v velikih podjetij, kot je ARM, kakor tudi pri postavljanju na noge manjših novorojenih podjetij, kot je bil StarCore iz Austina v Teksasu.

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popster ::

Glavna naloga podjetja bo razvijati odprtokodno programsko opremo na Linuxu za različne naprave sistem na čipu (SoC)


Zgleda da se operacijski selijo na čipe. Je pa res da puppy lepo teče tudi iz cdroma.

Jaka83 ::

Kakšna sreča, da imam ARM Cortex-A. :D

Icematxyz ::

V bistvu zelo pomemben projekt za ARM in Canonical?

Prednosti ki se obetajo:
-boljša strojna podpora za proizvajalce strojne opreme ki so včlanjeni v to organizacijo. ARM na primer si lahko obeta bistveno manjšo fragmentacijo (strojne opreme ki deluje z isto programsko opremo). In po drugi strani razvijalci programske opreme si lahko obetajo bistveno večjo ciljno skupino naprav in opreme na kateri bo njihova programska oprema delovala.
-dostopnost kvalitetnih in dobro dokumentiranih API-jev za razvijalce
-fokusne skupine ki si določijo cilj. Se pravi search and destroy ovir.
-Uporabniki Ubuntu dobijo s tem še več. Saj bo večina projektov se znašla v Launcpad? Ubuntu in Linaro in Debian bodo si pa delili ogromno zadev.

Mark Shuttleworth pravi nekako tako ja.

Skratka ARM mobilne naprave in aplikacije ki se za ARM arhitekturo lažje razvijajo.

Mark Shuttleworth obljublja skratka če prav razumem. Ne le da je Linaro Cool. Cool bo tudi mobilna naprava ki bo uporabljala Linaro. In to dobesedno. :)

Aja na uporabnika šem se pozabil. Uporabnik pa bo dobil kaj? Na prvi pogled:

And finally, there are teams aimed at providing out of the box “heads” for different user experiences. By “head” we mean a particular user experience, which might range from the minimalist (console, for developers) to the sophisticated (like KDE for a netbook). Over time, as more partners join, the set of supported “heads” will grow – ideally in future you’ll be able to bring up a Gnome head, or a KDE head, or a Chrome OS head, or an Android head, or a MeeGo head, trivially.


Skratka tisti ki se jezite nad fragmentacijo. Linaro je organizacija ki bo skušala graditi mostove tam kjer trenutno še ne stojijo.

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KaRkY ::

Zanimiva zadeva mogoče jim pa bo uspelo pripeljat Linux na "vsak" desktop:)
When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you

Highlag ::

Ja nekaj standardov manjka Linuxu. Mogoče se bo pa res kaj premaknilo na bolje... :)
Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window

BaRtMaN ::

Highlag je izjavil:

Ja nekaj standardov manjka Linuxu. Mogoče se bo pa res kaj premaknilo na bolje... :)

Po prebranem bo tole podjetje skrbelo za jedro, torej linux in ne za userspace - gnu orodja, X, gnome, kde...

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  • spremenil: BaRtMaN ()

Icematxyz ::

Prvih šest mesecev razvoja je za njimi in s tem tudi prihajajo prvi rezultati:

The Linaro team is pleased to announce the release of Linaro 10.11.
10.11 is the first public release that brings together the huge amount
of engineering effort that has occurred within Linaro over the past 6
months. In addition to officially supporting the TI OMAP3 (Beagle
Board and Beagle Board XM) and ARM Versatile Express platforms, the
images have been tested and verified on a total of 7 different platforms
including TI OMAP4 Panda Board, IGEPv2, Freescale iMX51 and ST-E U8500.

The advances that have happened in this cycle are numerous but include a
completely rebuilt archive using GCC 4.4.4 and the latest ARM optimised
tool chain, the Linux kernel version 2.6.35, support for
cross-compiling, a new hardware pack way of building images, 3D
acceleration improvements, u-boot enhancements and initial device tree
support, a new QA tracking structure, the list goes on.

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Icematxyz ::

Pa še sočasno sledi strojna oprema, katera prihaja na tržišče -> prva polovica 2011. Demonstracija ARM razvojne platforme za programerje:

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Spajky ::

@ popster : ja Puppy, na glih ne najstarejši mašini ... na 10 let starem Laptopu s 160MB rama se vleče ko megla (SLiTAZ v.AirCrack pa ne) 8-)

Medtem ko na moji z 256MB rama pa prek 1GHz procem pa Puppy res lepo laufa ...
LP! - " .. LAŽEJO Vam .. Vedno In Povsod ! " ¤¤¤ - http://www.spajky.vze.com

Icematxyz ::

Linaro.

The Linaro Team is pleased to announce the release of Linaro 11.06.


Highlights of this release:

* Linaro Evaluation Builds (LEBs) for Ubuntu comes with the full 3D Unity
desktop experience enabled on PandaBoard. It's powered by Compiz and relies
on the Nux toolkit for its rendering.
* Linaro Evaluation Build (LEBs) for Android on Pandaboard comes with latest
stable 2.6.38 kernel from Linaro's TI Landing Team and is built using
Linaro's GCC 4.5 2011.06 release; Also, latest Linaro toolchain have been
packaged for Android and benchmark results showing noticeable performance
gains compared to the Google AOSP gingerbread toolchain have been included
as part of the release documentation: http://bit.ly/jTAhWa
* Initial preview releases of Ubuntu Hardware Packs for Snowball, Origen and
Quickstart boards featuring the latest Linaro Landing Team components are
available as part of this release.
* Linaro GCC 4.6 2011.06 and GCC 4.5 2011.06 come with bugfixes and various
performance optimizations with focus on vectoriser improvements. With this
release Linaro GCC 4.5 series enters maintenance mode and will ensure that
development can be focused on making the "future" better.
* Linaro QEMU 2011.06, based on upstream (trunk) QEMU. This version includes a
number of ARM-focused bug fixes and enhancements like the support of a model
of the Gumstix Overo board and the USB keyboard/mouse support on
BeagleBoard.
* Linaro Kernel 2.6.39 2011.06, based on the 2.6.39.1 stable kernel with a
number of changes developed by Linaro and integrated from the 3.0-rc. It
includes the ability to append Device Tree to zImage at build time, support
for parallel async MMC requests and more...
* Linaro U-Boot 2011.06.1, based on upstream version 2011.06-rc3 features USB,
Network and TFTP boot for PandaBoard as well as initial PXE support.
* First full release of LAVA components, Linaro's automated validation
solution, has been made available as part of our monthly releases.
* QEMU with OpenGL ES acceleration - technology preview. For more details,
please visit https://wiki.linaro.org/Platform/DevPla...
* The Unity, NUX and Compiz port for EGL/OpenGL ES v2 that are part of
our Ubuntu LEB for this month are also made available as components
maintained by Linaro's Graphics Working Group.
* Linaro Image Tools 2011.06-1 features the support for the --image_file
option in linaro-android-media-create and support the new upstream name of
the smdkv310 SPL.
* Powerdebug 0.5-2011.06 is a major rewrite of the code to put in place a
generic framework to integrate more easily new components like the thermal
sensors. It's more modular and decrease the dependency between the display
and the power management blocks.
* And much more... The release details are linked from the "Details" column
for each release artifact on the 11.06 release page.


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