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Linaro Alpha-3 Released

Written by Jamie Bennett on August 6th, 2010 at 11:12 am in Linaro,Linux,Ubuntu

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Hot on the heals of the Ubuntu Alpha-3 announcement, please all welcome Linaro Alpha-3.


Well, it’s that time again, please all welcome Linaro Alpha 3 into the
world. This will be the final release before the beta version arrives
at the end of August and signals Linaro’s continued maturity towards
the final November image.

Highlights of this release include:

  • A small Linaro headless image with basic OMAP3 beagle board support
    (reported working on other architectures with minimal changes).
  • A new software archive rebuild with GCC 4.4.4, CodeSourcery
    enhancements and ARM-related improvements.
  • Support for opengl ES development through MESA.
  • GPS support via gypsy and geoclue.
  • Netbook user interface capabilities with the latest EFL software

More Information on this development release as well as download and
installation instructions can be found at:


More information on Linaro in general and the 10.11 plans can be found

  • Homepage: http://www.linaro.org
  • Wiki: http://wiki.linaro.org
  • 10.11: http://wiki.linaro.org/Releases/1011

Also subscribe to the important Linaro mailing lists and join our IRC
channels to stay on top of Linaro developments:

  • Announcements: http://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-announce
  • Development: http://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-dev
  • IRC: #linaro on irc.freenode.net

For any errata issues please see:


Bug reports for this release should be filed in Launchpad against the
individual packages that are affected, if a suitable package cannot be
identified, please feel free to assign them to:



Linaro Release Manager

The original announcement can be found here.

3 Responses to 'Linaro Alpha-3 Released'

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  1. Wait, wasn’t Linaro supposed to be working upstream? Why are you releasing binary images instead? What exactly is Linaro? A fork of Ubuntu?


    15 Aug 10 at 12:35 pm

  2. Yes, you are correct, Linaro works primarily upstream. Whilst this is the aim, there is also a need to showcase this effort hence the 6 monthly releases. The releases are there to combine all the effort that is happening within Linaro with everything outside in the ARM world to produce something that can be used to test, verify and show-off.

    Jamie Bennett

    15 Aug 10 at 8:14 pm

  3. Hi, nice announcement.
    Do you know a name of a multitouch tablet that will support it?
    I heard a lot of tablet that will come with Android this Q3/Q4, will it work on them?


    1 Sep 10 at 12:13 am

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