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[microblaze-uclinux] PetaLinux v0.40-rc1 released
After much, much too long, I'm happy to announce the release of
Get it via the PetaLogix developer page:
Apart from containing over 12 months of accumulated improvements and
bug fixes (thanks to those on the list for your contributions), the
biggest single change in this release is the inclusion of the
MicroBlaze Linux MMU support - previously available only through the
The PetaLinux kernel is still on 2.6.20 - the main reason is that a
lot of the petalinux infrastructure (our petalinux-* scripts) will
need significant rework to play nicely with the modern kernel, device
trees and so on. We are focussed on getting an awesome kernel
upstream, and so are holding off on PetaLinux integration until that's
One change that will be immediately noticeable is that we now ask you
to register before downloading the package. There are options on the
registration form to subscribe to this list (obvously not required if
you are reading this), and also an optional signup to occasional
newsletters from PetaLogix. If you're interested in infrequent
commercial information about PetaLogix and our products and services
around the MicroBlaze Linux platform, please consider signing up.
A few other small changes - we've cleaned out a lot of the older
reference designs for ancient EDK versions - if you really need these,
contact us and we'll see about providing a package. I seriously doubt
it though - anyone doing a new design start on EDK8.1 has some
explaining to do!
As part of this I reworked the handling of the "pre-built" platforms -
precanned kernel and FPGA binary images to allow for quick boot
testing. The goal here was to make it more generic so we didn't have
to modify the prebuilt scripts every time we added a new platform.
I've pushed this feature out with less testing than I'd like, but I
don't think it's a particularly widely used feature, and certainly not
a good enough reason to delay the overall release any further.
I've added a tool petalinux-send-configs which will extract the
important bits of your software configs (platform, kernel and
user/libs) and output them to your terminal. From now on, please
cut-and-paste this info into emails reporting problems and requesting
help (along with error messages and log output of course!).
Have fun, and please report all issues/complaints/compliments to the
list in the first instance. If necessary I can push out a few more
-rc version increments if people start finding too many gremlins.
John Williams, PhD, B.Eng, B.IT
PetaLogix - Linux Solutions for a Reconfigurable World
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