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  • Creating and Debugging Linux Applications Using Sourcery CodeBench for ARM GNU/Linux

    Linux on ARMLearn how to use Sourcery CodeBench to develop and debug embedded Linux applications. This video shows how to create an application for a target that is running Linux, download the application to the target, and remotely debug an application that is running on a target using Sourcery CodeBench.

  • Progress on ARM versions of Fedora and openSUSE

    Linux on ARMAccording to an email from openSUSE developer Andrew Wafaa, a group of openSUSE developers are working on implementing full support for ARM processor cores in version 12.2 of the distribution, due to be released in July. The email summarises the key points from, and results of, a discussion between developers interested in an ARM port.

  • Ubuntu on ARM: Improvements and Optimizations Done by Linaro

    Linux on ARMRicardo Salveti de Araujo, from Linaro, displays the improvements Linaro have added to Ubuntu on ARM. Ubuntu on ARM: Improvements and Optimizations Done by Linaro Since Linaro's start, there was a need to have a supported platform for ARM, that could use the Linaro changes, to improve the ARM experience in general and to show the results of the work done by Linaro.

  • Closer to Perfection–Ubuntu 11.10 Running Natively on HP Touchpad

    Linux on ARMUbuntu and the infamous HP Touchpad.  For those of you around the HPT scene, you know that this is likely a comparable device to the HD2 in terms of flexibility. The device runs WebOS natively, Android (all the way to ICS thanks to the good people at the Cyanogen team), and as of October of last year, Ubuntu.

  • Fedora Remix for Raspberry Pi Released

    Linux on ARMDevelopers at the Seneca College released a version of Fedora Remix ARM that's optimized for the Raspberry Pi. Fedora Remix is itself a lightweight version of the open-source Red Hat Linux derivative, which is now further optimized for this $25 self-contained hobby-kit computer. The new Fedora Remix variant fits in a 2 GB SD card that the Raspberry Pi boots from.

  • Using a Linaro File System on the Cadence Virtual Platform for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP

    Linux on ARMLinaro has emerged as a great place to find well tested toolchains, Linux kernels, and evaluation builds for Ubuntu and Android. Everything is focused on the ARM Architecture which is great news for me since almost all of the projects I work on also involve ARM processors.

  • Cross-compiling VMWare View for ARM Linux (in Debian/Ubuntu)

    Linux on ARMEarlier this month, I wrote an article about PCoIP Technology which shows an Android application (VMWare View) running on an OMAP4 Tablet displaying a Windows 7 desktop. This remote desktop technology relies on a powerful server to do the processing and thin clients (in that case Tablets) to display the desktop. Since only pixels are transferred any OS (supported by the server) could be displayed in the thin client.

  • Comparing JVMs on ARM/Linux

    Linux on ARMFor quite some time, Java Standard Edition releases have included both client and server bytecode compilers (referred to as c1 and c2 respectively), whereas Java SE-Embedded binaries only contained the client c1 compiler. The rationale for excluding c2 stems from the fact that (1) eliminating optional components saves space, where in the embedded world, space is at a premium, and (2) embedded platforms were not given serious consideration for handling server-like workloads.

  • Demo Of The Lima Driver On The KDE Spark Tablet

    Linux on ARMThe recently announced KDE Spark Tablet has an ARM Mali 400 as its graphics processor, which right now is backed by a closed-source user-space driver but that's changing thanks to the Lima driver that's providing a reverse-engineered open-source ARM Mali driver. Here's a demo of the Lima driver's Limare stack running on the KDE Spark Tablet hardware.

  • This is what the $265 Spark Linux tablet looks like – video

    Linux on ARMThe Spark tablet is a 7 inch tablet that will ship with Linux and the KDE Plasma Active user interface. It’s expected to ship in May for about $265, and it should go up for pre-order soon. KDE developer Aaron Seigo has posted a first video of  Plasma Active running on the tablet. It seems to respond well to touch, and the animated effects look pretty smooth — although there appears to be a little lag in some activities.

  • Open-Source ARM Mali Code Published

    Linux on ARMThe initial code push has taken place for the Lima Project, which is the open-source ARM Mali graphics driver that's under development. The Lima stack development is sponsored by Codethink and its lead developer is veteran X.Org developer Luc Verhaegen. Phoronix was the first to break the news on the project last month.

  • Raspberry Pi's Nonchalant Graphics Stack For Linux

    Linux on ARMMany were talking yesterday about why the forthcoming $25/$35 Raspberry Pi system won't ship in kit form, but of more interest to Phoronix readers out of that blog post would be the details concerning their Linux graphics driver stack and what they will be supporting.

  • Java SE Server Compiler now Available on ARM

    Linux on ARMHardware and software development is going full-steam ahead for ARM servers.  After Calxeda and AppliedMicro server SoCs – based respectively on Cortex A9 and ARMv8 architecture – have been announced and Ubuntu focusing further ARM development on Servers (Calxeda, Marvell and ARMv8), Oracle has released the Java SE server compiler – a throughput optimizing JIT compiler -  for ARMv7. The ARMv7 server compiler is part of Java SE for Embedded 7 Update 2.

  • Announcing The Lima Open-Source GPU Driver

    Linux on ARMThere's still one week until the work will be officially announced, but the open-source "Lima" open-source graphics driver project has surfaced. The Lima driver? This is going to be the open-source driver built for ARM's Mali graphics processors. Lima is what the project's being called for the story Phoronix exclusively broke last week, An Open-Source, Reverse-Engineered Mali GPU Driver.

  • PHYTEC announces Linux support for the phyCORE-OMAP4430 System on Module

    Linux on ARMPHYTEC’s production-ready phyCORE-OMAP4430 and Linux BSP provide a core foundation so that developers do not have to design an OMAP4 based embedded application from the ground up.

  • Kernel Log: Linux 3.3 goes into testing

    Linux on ARMLinux 3.3 can change the size of ext4 filesystems faster and supports ACPI 5.0, LPAE for ARM processors, Ethernet teaming and hot replace for software RAID. Meanwhile, Linux 3.1 has reached the end of the line, and the Linux Ate My RAM web site explains why Linux often appears to use all of the RAM.

  • Linux Support for ARM LPAE

    Linux on ARMIntroduction - Classic ARM MMU - Classic ARM MMU Limitations
    ARM LPAE Features - ARM LPAE and Virtualisation
    Linux and ARM LPAE - Current Status and Future Developments

  • An Open-Source, Reverse-Engineered Mali GPU Driver

    Linux on ARMThere is some exciting news to break today on Phoronix... Coming up at FOSDEM (the Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting in Brussels) will be the formal announcement of an open-source, reverse-engineered graphics driver for the ARM Mali graphics processor. OpenGL ES triangles are in action on open-source code. Will this be the start of fully open-source ARM graphics drivers for Android and Linux?

  • Demo Friday at Linaro Connect Q1.12 to show the latest Linux developments on ARM

    Linux on ARMLinaro is excited to announce that we will once again be having our Demo Friday at Linaro Connect Q1.12 to show the latest Linux developments on ARM.Linaro members, partners and community offer interactive demonstrations showcasing ARM-processor-based boards and Linaro builds of Android and Ubuntu.

  • Cross-compiling libavg 1.7 for ARM on Debian

    Linux on ARMlibavg is a high-level development platform for media-centric applications using Python as scripting language and written in C++ and I've already written a post to cross-compile libavg 1.6 in Ubuntu (with linaro cross toolchain) and using Beagleboard qemu image.


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