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Linaro 12.06 Release with Kernel 3.5 and Android 4.0.4

Linaro has released version 12.06 based on Linux Kernel 3.5-rc3 and Android 4.0.4 (r2.1).

This release brings further multimedia enablement for Android as well as some improvement to perf for Android, improved instructions & scripts for multi-arch on Ubuntu, and lots of little improvements and bugs fixes.

Here are the highlights of the release:

Here are the known issues for this release:

  • Android
    • Bluetooth does not work on Origen
    • Tethering over Bluetooth/WiFi/USB missing in ICS
    • Missing GL ES 2.0 drivers, unable to run GLMark2 benchmark
    • Define “OpenAccessory” test steps
    • Panda: Audio record and audio playback fails
    • vexpress-a9: No sound in Android
    • vexpress-a9: ADB over USB doesn’t work
    • vexpress-a9: USB mass storage doesn’t work
    • Phone app missing on ICS
    • USB mass storage functionality missing
    • Wifi doesn’t work on ICS on Panda
    • Camera App does not work on ICS
    • Messaging crashes if try to use it
    • vexpress-a9: ICS: Suspend-Resume doesn’t work
    • vexpress-a9: ICS: No thumbnails in gallery application
    • vexpress-a9: Video playback fails in Gallery app
    • Pandaboard: Serial log shows “line disc installation timed out” continously
    • Panda: Resume failing on tracking-panda build
    • glmark2 crashed on tracking-panda#145
    • Downloading an .apk from a Site never finishes. Rights issue?
    • No USB camera support
    • Manual ethernet configuration required to enable browsing
    • Youtube video does not work in small screen mode(Origen Board)
    • android: kernel 3.3 doesn’t come out of hibernation
    • Device Tree is unavailable on Linaro Android build for Snowball Board
    • Device Tree is unavailable on Linaro Android build for Samsung Origen Board
    • vexpress: Angrybirds display severely trucated
    • vexpress: YouTube video playback fails
    • vexpress: Device-tree not yet supported on A9
    • Testing calendar app requires Exchange server
    • Ethernet default interfaces are invalid.
    • Email account setup fails on Linaro Android image.
    • Snowball: Audio recording does not work as expected.
    • Panda: Bluetooth file transfer fails (Rfcomm socket connect exception)
    • Panda: Youtube video playback fails
    • Snowball: Running powertop causes crash
    • Suspend / resume failed on Origen Android image after the first suspend & resume cycle.
    • Hear nothing while play back the audio file generated by Speech Recorder (Origen Android).
    • The “Native” test suite can’t be run in Origen Google Hangout Android release.
    • Video can’t be played on Origen Android Google Hangout release.
    • The USB works unstable on Origen Android Google Hangout image.
    • USB Tethering doesn’t work on Origen 12.05 Android image.
    • DNS needs to be manually set on Origen Android image when using WiFi
    • Can’t play video on Origen Linaro Android image.
    • Panda: Hardware graphics enablement missing on “panda-ics-gcc47-tilt-tracking-blob/#build=101” and later
    • Snowball Android: Need to configure ethernet manually after bootup on
    • Panda: adb over usb broken on panda-ics-gcc47-tilt-tracking-blob/#build=101″
    • GLMark2 is unstable on Origen Linaro Android image.
    • Can’t listen music through Bluetooth headset on Origen Linaro Android build.
    • SD-MMC test failed on Panda 4430 with Linaro Android image.
    • Snowball : SDCard partition not mounted
    • Kernel panic when run “powertop” on Panda 4430 with Linaro Android image.
    • “Phone” app is unavailable on Panda 4430 with Linaro Android image.
    • Snowball: Bluetooth and WiFi functionality broken on “snowball-ics-gcc46-igloo-stable-blob”
  • Ubuntu:
    • HW graphics acceleration does not work on Origen with Ubuntu LEB
    • Origen: device tree not enabled at Ubuntu
    • Audio jack input and output not working on Panda
    • Snowball kernel for ubuntu does not use device tree
    • Origen: Missing automatic detection of the HDMI Video output
    • Origen: HDMI Audio not working
    • vexpress-a9: ubuntu: Reboot and shutdown don’t work
    • Snowball: Reboot fails in Ubuntu
    • LCD and LEDs are still enabled after halting the kernel
    • Pandaboard ES freezes with the default CPU scaling governor ondemand
    • Snowball: Audio functionality broken, audio playback and audio record doesn’t work
    • Snowball: bluetooth file transfer fails
    • Microphone doesn’t work on Origen ubuntu image
    • HTML5 video playback is not smooth
    • Panda: Video playback is distorted (using totem player + 480p video)
    • Ubuntu: halt command throws error messages continuously and fails to shut down board
    • Hardware accelerated Video playback support missing on Origen
    • Video playback is not smooth and shows artifacts for HD video playback
    • Snowball: Running powertop causes crash
    • Panda: Bluetooth functionality broken
    • Panda: ubuntu-omap4-extras-multimedia package not available for Precise
    • There are some error information when run “glmark2-es2” in Panda ubuntu image.
    • The UI response is quite slow on Panda ubuntu image.
    • No way to set the sound playback from HDMI on Panda ubuntu image.
    • Audio Record & Playback doesn’t work in Panda ubuntu image.
    • [snowball] bluetooth headset does not play audio
    • Power Management LAVA test failed on “checking ‘ondemand’ directory exists”.
    • vexpress: No sound in Ubuntu
    • snowball does not work with usb powered hub
    • Linaro ubuntu image performance is poor on vexpress board.
    • YouTube video can’t be played smoothly on Origen Linaro ubuntu image.
    • Many SD card errors in vexpress Linaro ubuntu image.
    • HDMI audio for html5 videos have breaks/artifacts
    • snowball wifi device mac address changes every boot
    • snowball UI doesn’t return after screen blank
    • lockdep warning during boot with tilt-3.4
    • System hangs when sending files to another Bluetooth device.
    • Hear nothing when playing music through a paired Bluetooth headset.
    • Panda: sigabort at xorg while trying to open www.youtube.com at firefox
    • Testsuite fails on Panda 4430 with Linaro ubuntu image
    • Ethernet icon is wrong in vexpress Linaro ubuntu image.
    • YouTube can’t be played smoothly on vexpress Linaro ubuntu image.
    • No hardware acceleration on vexpress Linaro ubuntu image.
    • Can’t play 480p video smoothly on vexpress board with Linaro ubuntu image.
    • Can’t play 1080p video on vexpress board with Linaro ubuntu image.
    • Bluetooth is unavailable on vexpress board with Linaro ubuntu image.
    • Several “pwrmgmt” test suites failed on vexpress board with Linaro ubuntu image.

Go to https://wiki.linaro.org/Cycles/1206/Release for further release details about the LEB, Android, Kernel, Graphics, Landing Team,  Platform, Power management and Toolchain (GCC / Qemu) components.

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