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Careers at Linaro

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Linaro has grown at a fantastic pace in the last 6 months. From the initial 20 engineers that boot-strapped the organisation to the 80+ that are there now, Linaro is taking on more and more talent to fulfil its lofty goal of improving the Linux on ARM ecosphere.

Linaro Engineering Growth 2010

The engineering growth since June 2010 in Linaro

Currently the team is broken down into the following groups which are responsible for everything from the kernel right through to accelerating the user interface.

Linaro Engineering Breakdown November 30th 2010

Breakdown of Linaro positions

Linaro is continuing to expand and today there are positions available related to our Landing Teams, kernel engineering and office management.

So if you want to be part of this great team that is changing the Linux on ARM landscape, go right now to the Linaro Careers section.

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November 30th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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ARM Technology Conference 2010 videos

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A couple of videos from the ARM Techcon event in Santa Clara this week.

George Grey, Linaro CEO

Jesse Barker, Linaro Graphics Working Group lead

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November 12th, 2010 at 9:34 am

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Linaro 10.11 Released

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Phew !


The Linaro team is pleased to announce the release of Linaro 10.11.
10.11 is the first public release that brings together the huge amount
of engineering effort that has occurred within Linaro over the past 6
months. In addition to officially supporting the TI OMAP3 (Beagle
Board and Beagle Board XM) and ARM Versatile Express platforms, the
images have been tested and verified on a total of 7 different platforms
including TI OMAP4 Panda Board, IGEPv2, Freescale iMX51 and ST-E U8500.

The advances that have happened in this cycle are numerous but include a
completely rebuilt archive using GCC 4.4.4 and the latest ARM optimised
tool chain, the Linux kernel version 2.6.35, support for
cross-compiling, a new hardware pack way of building images, 3D
acceleration improvements, u-boot enhancements and initial device tree
support, a new QA tracking structure, the list goes on. For a full
break-down of what was scheduled for the 10.11 release please see:


Thanks to everyone involved who made this happen. Here’s looking forward
to a sucessful 11.05 release.

To get Linaro 10.11

The 10.11 release can be found at:


and when combined with a hwpack from:


using the instructions from:


a installable image is produced.

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, feel free to assign them to:


The team has also produced 3 other non-supported images as part of a
community effort, they are:

* http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-m/alip/final/
* EFL based netbook
* http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-m/netbook/final/
* KDE based plasma handset
* http://releases.linaro.org/platform/linaro-m/plasma/final/

These need to be combined with a hardware pack as above.

Next Steps

Engineering effort has already started on the 11.05 cycle. For more
information on what Linaro will be doing this cycle please see:


Getting involved

If you would like to help shape the Linux on ARM space and Linaro in
particular please take a look at:


About Linaro

More information on Linaro in general and the 10.11 release 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:


* Development:


* IRC:
#linaro on irc.freenode.net


Linaro Release Manager

Written by Jamie Bennett

November 12th, 2010 at 9:08 am

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