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authorGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2017-08-01 23:24:26 +0200
committerGravatar Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>2017-08-01 23:24:26 +0200
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CHANGES: update for 2017.08-rc1
Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>
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2017.08-rc1, To be released
- Major revamp of the gettext handling, with user-visible
- effect:
+ Infrastructure:
+
+ - Major revamp of the gettext handling, with user-visible
+ effect:
- prior to this revamp, when BR2_ENABLE_LOCALE=y, each
package could decide to enable or not NLS support. When
@@ -9,21 +11,136 @@
by passing --disable-nls to packages.
- after this revamp, a new BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS option
- controls whether NLS support should be enabled or not in
- packages. This option defaults to disabled, which means
- that now, NLS support is by default disabled in all
- packages.
-
- Therefore, if you need NLS support in packages, you must now
- explicitly enable the BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS option.
+ controls whether NLS support should be enabled or not in
+ packages. This option defaults to disabled, which means
+ that now, NLS support is by default disabled in all
+ packages.
- Infrastructure:
+ Therefore, if you need NLS support in packages, you must now
+ explicitly enable the BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS option.
- The host directory no longer has a usr/ component. This
makes it much more natural to use that directory as an
externally used toolchain. For compatibility with existing
scripts, a link usr -> . is still added.
+ - Hashes are now checked on tarballs by Buildroot when a
+ package is sourced from a Git repository.
+
+ - Patches are no longer being downloaded from Github, since
+ auto-generated patches could change over time, and break
+ hashes. All patches that were downloaded from Github are now
+ stored in their respective package directories.
+
+ - Hash files in packages can now contain hashes for the
+ license files contained in the package source code. This
+ allows to detect changes in such license files.
+
+ - Binaries in $(TARGET_DIR) are now cleaned up from invalid
+ RPATHs at the end of the build.
+
+ - A new "make sdk" target prepares $(HOST_DIR) to be
+ relocatable: turns RPATHs in host binaries into relocatable
+ ones, removes bogus RPATHs from staging binaries/libraries,
+ and provides a relocate-sdk script that can be executed to
+ relocate the SDK after installation.
+
+ - Addition of utils/genrandconfig which generates a random
+ configuration based on a set of pre-defined toolchain
+ configurations (support/config-fragments/autobuild/) and a
+ random selection of packages. It is now used by the
+ autobuilders to generate the random configurations.
+
+ Filesystems:
+
+ - ext2/3/4 filesystems are now generated using mkfs.ext from
+ e2fsprogs instead of using genext2fs.
+
+ Architecture:
+
+ - Addition of support for ARM big.LITTLE variants
+ - Improved MIPS support, with options to select NaN encoding
+ and FP32 mode.
+
+ Toolchain:
+
+ - Switch to gcc 6.x as the default gcc version, add support
+ for gcc 7.x, remove support for gcc 4.8
+ - Support added for gdb 8.0
+ - uClibc-ng bumped to 1.0.26
+ - CodeSourcery toolchains for x86 and SuperH have been
+ removed, they were using a too old glibc version
+ (2.17). External toolchains with glibc 2.17 or earlier are
+ no longer supported.
+ - The version selection in the glibc package has been
+ removed. Like musl and uClibc-ng, we now use the latest
+ glibc version.
+ - Improved support for Xtensa toolchain overlays, which can
+ now be downloaded.
+
+ Tools:
+
+ - Numerous improvements to the runtime test infrastructure
+ - Tests are now executed by Gitlab CI on a regular basis
+ - Tools that are directly useful to the user have been moved
+ from support/scripts/ to utils/: brmake, check-package,
+ get-developers, scancpan, scanpipy, size-stats-compare,
+ test-pkg.
+
+ New defconfigs: A13 Olinuxino, Engicam platforms (i.CoreM6
+ Solo/Dual/DualLite/Quad, RQS SOM, GEAM6UL SOM, Is.IoT MX6UL
+ SOM), Nano Pi M1 (Plus), OrangePi Zero and Plus.
+
+ New packages: azure-iot-sdk-c, cracklib, dt-utils, easy-rsa,
+ erlang-jiffy, erlang-p1-oauth2, erlang-p1-xmpp,
+ ifupdown-scripts, irrlicht, kodi-inputstream-adaptive,
+ kodi-inputstream-rtmp, kvazaar, let-me-create, libloki,
+ libpwquality, libressl, libspatialindex, libva-utils,
+ linuxconsoletools, linuxptp, luaossl, lua-sdl2, lua-stdlib,
+ lsscsi, paxtest, pcre2, pixz, python-asn1crypto,
+ python-backports-shutil-get-terminal-size, python-bcrypt,
+ python-cheroot, python-h2, python-hpack, python-hyperframe,
+ python-hyperlink, python-ipython-genutils, python-pathlib2,
+ python-pickleshare, python-priority, python-portend,
+ python-scandir, python-systemd, python-tempora,
+ python-traitlets, python-typepy, qt5virtualkeyboard,
+ ratpoison, rauc, refpolicy, rhash, sdl2_mixer, sdl2_net,
+ xr819-xradio, zstd
+
+ Removed packages: input-tools, mke2img
+
+ Issues resolved (http://bugs.buildroot.org):
+
+ #9341: avahi-utils does not compile with uClibc + libglib2
+ #9441: Link BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_GDB_SERVER_COPY to
+ BR2_ENABLE_DEBUG
+ #9746: ext4 image generated by Buildroot is not working
+ properly with U-Boot
+ #9886: Build fails with "unexpected EOF while looking for
+ matching `"'" if PATH contains a newline
+ #9891: parted 3.1 => 3.2?
+ #9911: qt5 does not build on sparc
+ #9916: qt5 does not build on
+ arm-buildroot-linux-uclibcgnueabihf for ARMv8 cores
+ #9936: Host QEMU does not build with SDL support because of
+ pkg-config
+ #9941: nodejs option disappears for arm
+ #9951: SCANCPAN failure
+ #9966: util-linux-2.30/.stamp_built' failed
+ #9976: License file for package 'rtl8821au' incorrect
+ #9991: SGX Error implicit declaration of function
+ ‘dmac_map_area’
+ #10011: wget does not work from Buildroot
+ #10036: Buildroot builds Raspbian Jessie headless image
+ presenting incorrect prompt
+ #10051: make: *** No rule to make target
+ 'raspberrpi3_defconfig'. Stop reported with Buildroot
+ v2017.05.1
+ #10056: No .config file was produced in /buildroot folder
+ #10061: gcc5.4 buildroot toolchain for powerpc libsanitizer
+ failure
+ #10076: Makefile:4113: recipe for target 'all-gcc' failed
+
2017.05.2, Released July 27th, 2017
Important / security related fixes.