Because f17 is no longer having nightly, does that indicate that they are about to release a final version?Bad Wolf wrote:To answer the question of What's in it?
The test image is running the 3.1.9 kernel.
The Fedora ARM packages are the same as the Fedora f17 packages.
Except the remix-specific packages that aren't in Fedora (mostly the one that start with raspberrypi-* plus some libraries that are specific to the SOC) which are available at
http://scotland.proximity.on.ca/~agreen ... /packages/
The test images has fixes to a bunch of packages for stability issues
Performance tuning is still being performed,
First boot GUI mode login problems fixed
For those who don't follow the fedora arm weekly status meetings
The f17 nightly images are no longer being updated, as the F18 Mass rebuild is in progress and using the builders at full capacity, for anyone interested in the progress of arm f18
Ok that makes sense.Bad Wolf wrote:One or two more test images are likely to come out before the official F17 remix is released for general consumption, Chris Tyler and his Seneca students are creating these using their own builders at Seneca with any spare builders being used for Arm F18.
The push on Arm F18 is to try to become part of the “Primary Architecture” hence having all available builders working on this, as they need to be ready before or at the same time as the mainline.
Unfortunately, the Raspberry Pi has to use the “Broadcom blob” and an older kernel so effectively this will keep it “Secondary Architecture” so no F18 with 3.5 kernel for us
The good news though is Seneca is also considering an experimental VFPv2 ABI based f17 rebuild for the Raspberry Pi to see how far they can push the performance of the Pi.