Archive for May, 2011

On to Oneiric

Posted: May 24, 2011 in images, linaro

Today was a fairly productive day. The next cycle for Linaro which will result in the 11.11 release also known as Oneiric Ocelot. While Linaro will be releasing 11.05 (aka Natty) in the next day or two, I’ve been plunging ahead on with Oneiric image work.

Of note for Oneiric Linaro images, we’ll see a new community image added to the mix named linaro-server. To start it is a LAMP stack for arm. The image weighs in at about 120 Meg compressed. I fully expect we’ll flesh this out with more useful server goodness in time as makes sense for running on an arm server. I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to get my hands on an A15. Checkbook is standing by.

We’ll see a new insanely smaller image that is nothing more than a kernel and a busybox initrd. As to it’s name? Well I think we probably need to build some consensus, but pico was thrown out as one possibility.

The old friends of alip, ubuntu-desktop, and developer will continue on. In addition the graphical-engineering and multimedia-engineering images will continue tho I expect some adjustments so that those images pick up works in progress much quicker from the work groups in question.

Alip will have the ability for all of it’s packages to be cross built. This might cause a refactoring of the contents of the ALIP image. I would expect the images to get even smaller and perhaps even switch away from xfce to something fairly minimalistic but still good enough to run a web browser.

Stay tuned!