Martin Wimpress, the lead developer and founder of the Ubuntu MATE project, an official flavor of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system, announced the availability of a root filesystem of Ubuntu MATE 15.04 for ARMv7 devices.
The final version of QEMU 2.3.0, an open source machine emulator and virtualizer software for GNU/Linux operating systems, was announced today, April 27, by the QEMU development team, through Michael Roth.
Going back many months there's been work on adding ACPI support to ARM64/AArch64. That long journey may now be wrapping up with a pending pull request for landing full ACPI support for 64-bit ARM in Linux 4.1.
A few minutes ago, Linus Torvalds had the pleasure of announcing the fourth Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming and highly anticipated Linux 4.0 kernel. According to Linus, Linux kernel 4.0 RC4 is a small release that includes many driver updates and ARM changes.
Ben Hutchings, the maintainer of the Linux 3.2 kernel branch, had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and upgrade of a new maintenance release for Linux kernel 3.2, version 3.2.67, urging users to update to it as soon as possible. Linux 3.2.67 kernel is a long-term supported version mostly used on very stable environments or embedded systems.
With the next kernel -- regardless of whether it be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0 -- it will contain support for new ARM platforms.
They have enabled the Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 (Snapdragon 600) with Linaro's Linaro OpenEmbedded based Ubuntu release. They have optimized it for video/audio capture encode/decode through software based encoding and optimizing HD resolution with hardware acceleration for video-chat.
Marcin Juszkiewicz, the ARM developer at Red Hat responsible for a lot of RHEL/Fedora ARM work, has finally managed to get an X11 Server running on real AArch64 hardware.
As we slowly meander our way towards the pointy end of the Fedora 21 release, with Alpha speeding up in the rear view mirror, the Fedora ARM team are starting to discuss the best way to deal with the blossoming amount of ARMv7 devices that can and do run out of the box on Fedora.
Several new ARM devices will be supported by the in-development Linux 3.17 kernel while some less-than-optimally-supported ARM hardware is also getting stripped from the mainline kernel tree. Olof Johansson emailed in the large batch of ARM changes today for the Linux 3.17 merge window. Some highlights for the pull request consisting of around 750 patches include:
Atrust unveiled a “t66″ thin client that runs Linux on a quad-core Freescale i.MX6 SoC, and supports Citrix ICA/HDX, RDP, and VMWare Horizon View protocols.
The latest Linux kernel's revision number may be 3.14, but don't expect any pi jokes in the release notes. Do, however, look past the matter-of-fact release announcement on the Linux kernel development mailing list for some intriguing improvements in ways that may have implications for cutting-edge processors and for cloud/VM environments.
Greg Kroah-Hartman announced a few minutes ago, February 20, that Linux kernels 3.13.4, 3.12.12, 3.10.31 LTS, and 3.4.81 LTS are now available for download.
As the majority of our readers should be aware of, Apple’s A7 processor is the first mobile SoC to have adopted the 64-bit architecture. While this doesn’t offer a ton of benefits at this point in time, it’s still quite an achievement, and with the passage of time, you can be certain that more smartphones will feature 64-bit processors under the hood.
There's support for several new ARM SoC platforms with the upcoming Linux 3.14 kernel. Most of the ARM pull requests for the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window were submitted today. With the ARM SoC platform changes the noteworthy support that's been added includes:
Intel x86 or x64 processors have traditionally been found in laptops and desktops, while ARM processors have been found in lower-power embedded devices, smartphones, and tablets. But you can now buy laptops with ARM chips and smartphones with Intel chips.
I’ve thought I’ll have some ARM/GHC fun again after a while and thought to give a try to ARM64 port. I mean AArch64 mode of ARMv8 platform as the ARM64 of course.
The LLVM compiler infrastructure has now received support for the Cortex-A57, ARM's highest-end 64-bit AArch64 processor.
It's been about 18 months since we last compared Linux/Arm JVMs, and with the formal release of the much anticipated Java SE Embedded for Arm hard float binary, it marks a good time to revisit JVM performance. The information and results that follow will highlight the following comparisons:
Linus Torvalds, in response to a petition on Change.org to remove RdRand from /dev/random, has lambasted the petitioner by called him ignorant for not understanding the code in Linux Kernel.
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